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Hot Springs Fly-In April 3-5

  • April 03, 2020
  • 11:30 AM
  • April 05, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 400 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901-4203
  • 5

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • SWBS members whose membership dues are current.
  • Attendees who are not members (either guests or the spouse/companion of someone who has an individual membership) or who have been members in the past but their membership dues are not current.

Register

* * * IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTICE * * *

The 42 people who responded to the pre-registration survey should complete the registration process.  Event participation is capped at 45 people.  If you did not pre-register, the remaining 3 spots have already been taken, so contact Nancy Faust to have your name added to the waiting list.  In addition, only those people who pre-registered are eligible for the SWBS group rate at Embassy Suites.

New for this event, non-members and guests will be charged a $5 event registration fee to help cover transportation costs sponsored by SWBS, and to encourage potential members to join or lapsed members to renew. 

* * * EVENT DETAILS * * *

We have a fun weekend planned in Hot Springs, Arkansas April 3 – 5, 2020. Below are all the great things we have in mind.

  • Flying or driving?
    • If flying, what is your N-number?
  • Interested in Garvan Woodland Gardens?
    • $10 per person admission.
    • Golf cart tours available for an additional $15 per person.
  • Interested in the Gangster Museum?
    • $12.30 per person admission
  • Are you planning on staying at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa?
    • 2 night stay $412.20 (double occupancy, group rate)

Included in their per night suite rates, hotel guests receive a complimentary full cooked-to-order Hot Breakfast served each morning in their beautiful garden atrium – a great way to start the day; just about anything you can imagine for breakfast; all you can eat! Guests may also enjoy munching on light snacks and beverages during their  complimentary Evening Reception daily from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Cocktails are also complimentary during these receptions.

SWBS will provide 15 passenger vans for our transportation.       

All 4 meals (2 lunches, 2 dinners) paid individually unless you opt for the box lunch at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Agenda Below:

Friday April 3, 2020

Before 11:30 a.m. - Arrive at Memorial Field Airport, Hot Springs, AR (HOT)

  • Bonanza:  5 gal. min or $10 ramp fee.  $3 per night tie down fee.
  • Baron:  20 gal. min or $30 ramp fee.  $10 per night tie down fee.
  • Self-serve fuel is approximately $.75 less per gallon less than full-service fuel.
  • No hangar space available.
  • 501-321-6750

12:30 p.m. - Lunch at Brick House Grill

  • Order off the menu, pay individually.

2 p.m. - Check-in at Embassy Suites

  • $206.10 per night.  Included in Per Night Suite Rates, hotel guests receive a complimentary full cooked-to-order Hot Breakfast served each morning in their beautiful garden atrium – a great way to start the day; just about anything you can imagine for breakfast; all you can eat! Guests may also enjoy munching on light snacks and beverages during their complimentary Evening Reception (5:30pm – 7:30pm); cocktails are also complimentary during this time.

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Gangster Museum $12.30 each

  • Take yourself back to the days of the 20's, 30's, and 40's when mineral water, gambling, bootlegging, and other extreme pleasures brought visitors from all over the world to Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The Gangster Museum of America is an historic and entertaining account of how some of the most notorious criminals in America co-existed with the quaint population of this little valley town in the mountains of central Arkansas. The audiovisual experience of the seven galleries is in itself worth the price of admission.  Play in the antique casino and hear the historian in the museum theater relate who, what, when, and where stories that are fascinating, informative, and educational.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meet for Evening Reception in the Embassy Suites Hotel

  • Guests may also enjoy munching on light snacks and beverages during their complimentary Evening Reception (5:30pm – 7:30pm).
  • Cocktails are also complimentary during the reception.

7 p.m. - Dinner at Colorado Grill - 501-623-7992

  • Order off the menu, pay individually.
  • Southwestern food.

Saturday April 4, 2020

Breakfast

  • Included in our Per Night Suite Rates Hotel guests receive a complimentary full cooked-to-order Hot Breakfast served each morning in their beautiful garden atrium – a great way to start the day; just about anything you can imagine for breakfast; all you can eat!

9:30 a.m. - Leave hotel for Garvan Woodland Gardens

  • Only $10 per person because our group will include more than 20 people!
  • Golf cart tours available for an additional $15 per person.
  • From the dynamic architectural structures to the majestic botanical landscapes, Garvan Woodland Gardens offers breathtaking sights (and fantastic photo opportunities!) at every turn.
  • Lunch at the Chipmunk Café within the gardens:
    • Eat when you want.  Order off the menu, pay individually.  Link to full menu.
    • Another option is to order a box lunch.  Your event hosts recall waiting a considerable time for their lunch to be prepared during a previous visit to the gardens.  The box lunch option is recommended if you want to spend less time waiting for lunch.  Link to box lunch menu.

2 p.m. head to Embassy Suites Hotel

  • Free afternoon to go to Oaklawn Horse Racing/Casino or explore downtown, make an appointment at a spa or baths.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meet for Evening Reception in the Embassy Suites Hotel

  • Guests may also enjoy munching on light snacks and beverages during their complimentary Evening Reception (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
  • Cocktails are also complimentary during the reception.

6:45 p.m. – Head to the Steinhaus Keller for dinner at 7 p.m.

  • Order off the menu, pay individually.
  • German food

Sunday April 5

Breakfast

  • Included in Per Night Suite Rates, Hotel guests receive a complimentary full cooked-to-order Hot Breakfast served each morning in their beautiful garden atrium – a great way to start the day; just about anything you can imagine for breakfast; all you can eat!

Head home

Here are just a few links for spas/bath houses.  There are many more in Hot Springs.

A few other things to do in Hot Springs:

All lunches and dinners paid individually unless you choose the box lunch on Saturday at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Hotel for 2 nights - $412.20

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