Southwest Bonanza Society

Upcoming events

    • June 11, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • KSEP, Stephenville Texas

    Join us for a BBQ lunch at Hard-Eight Barbecue on Jun 11th, Stephenville, Texas, KSEP. 

    We are planning on meeting at 1100 at KSEP (to try to be just in front of the always popular lunch crowd). Wash your Bonanza, Baron, or whatever you or your friends fly, and join us. Since this is an "unorganized" SWBS event, please invite your non-SWBS pilot friends to fly whatever they fly at the same time,  and bring as many passengers as you can fit in your airplane. 

    Registration not required but highly encouraged so we can judge interest level. Thanks!

    Hard-Eight BBQ is legendary - check their website if you are unfamiliar.

    You might want to skip breakfast that day.

    • July 25, 2022
    • July 31, 2022
    • Oshkosh, WI

    Oshkosh! Many SWBS members will be there! Join us!

    The ABS annual meeting/dinner is July 26th. It sells out early every year - plan early!

    • September 21, 2022
    • September 25, 2022
    • Wichita, KS

    American Bonanza Society (ABS) 55th Anniversary Convention

    details on the ABS website. Plan early - will sell out!

    • October 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Tentatively KSKF finish

    Due to the organization and planning requirements to pull off a poker run, this event has been postponed until Fall 2022.  It will be a one day, multi stop flying event, planning the  last stop in San Antonio, Kelly Field, (KSKF). Optional overnight in San Antonio is on your own - make your own hotel arrangements. Sounds like several may be meeting for dinner... Have a non - Bonanza friend? invite them! open to invited guests with non-Beechcraft airplanes! 

    First Poker Run? Here's the basics: It is a flying-centric event - Collect your poker hand cards at each stop. With a landing contest at one stop??  A Time over Target (TOT) competition along the way??  Winners of the poker hand and the landing contest and TOT completion will receive their winnings at the closing ceremony at approximately 4:00 pm at the last stop, (tentatively scheduled as KSKF). 

    We will need volunteers to pull this event off. Consider being a volunteer :

    hand out cards, landing competition judge, TOT spotter, etc. 

    • December 02, 2022
    • December 04, 2022
    • Waco, TX

    • April 20, 2023
    • April 23, 2023
    • New Orleans, LA KNEW

    • October 01, 2023
    • October 09, 2023
    • Albuquerque, NM

    Initial planning phase of this iconic bucket list event! Lodging and logistics will be a challenge, and early reservations will be required. 

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