Exhibits Collection Photos Contributions Events Members Area Store Visitor Info Links
Beech Party Bonanza-Baron Museum Foundation Event Joint Bonanza Regional Societies Museum Experience Restoration Projects
Home > Events

Beech Enthusiasts Round Up!
  WHAT: Beech Enthusiasts Round Up!
  WHO: The Family of Beech Owners and Enthusiasts
  WHEN: April 27-29, 2007
  WHERE: San Diego, CA
This is a special invitation to all Staggerwing, Twin Beech 18 Society and Bonanza/Baron Museum members, ABS members, former WBS members and all other Beech aircraft owners and enthusiasts. Please join us in San Diego for a “Beech Enthusiasts Round Up” at Gillespie Field (KSEE), El Cajon, CA.

On Friday, April 27, the “Beech Enthusiasts Round Up” begins at 6:00 PM with cocktails and a catered dinner by a great Old Town San Diego Mexican restaurant.

Saturday morning, April 28, will be devoted to learning about the Staggerwing, Twin Beech 18 and Bonanza/Baron Museums. Included is a 1958 newsreel of Pat Boling’s 45 hour Non-Stop Bonanza flight from Manila, the Philippines, to Pendleton, Oregon. The recent TV video promoting the Museum Complex produced by “Wings to Adventure” for the “Outdoor Channel” will be presented along with a discussion of the concept behind the museum showing the Master Plan and the progress to date.

At 1:00 PM, after an airport cookout lunch, choose from optional tours of the remarkable San Diego Air & Space Museum and/or the spectacular Cabrillo National Monument Park at Point Loma. Point Loma offers a breathtaking mountain view of San Diego across the bay and the open Pacific Ocean plus a National Cemetery and other artifacts. Admission to the Air & Space Museum is $9.00 and Cabrillo National Monument Park is $5.00, both payable as you enter. Your third option is to remain at the airport, possibly sharing Buddy Rides and enjoying hangar flying.

At 4:30 PM we visit the Greenwood Cemetery gravesite of our dear friend, Bob Reiss, the Long Ranger. Our visit is part of the two year anniversary of Bob’s death, including a missing man formation tribute. Claire, Bob’s widow, will have the monuments completed commemorating Bob’s love of airplanes and his flight accomplishments. Bob would have been pleased to have so many of his flying friends close to him.

At 6:00 PM we gather at the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club on the shore of the Pacific Ocean where Claire Reiss will host a reception/dinner in Bob’s memory. The dress code is casual with collared shirt and sport jacket.

Sunday’s optional schedule calls for gathering at the airport for a little more hangar flying and/or attending the San Diego Padres 1:05 PM baseball game as a group.
Upon arrival at Gillespie Field (KSEE), park at the County Parking Ramp. Tie Down Fee is $7.00. Someone from our group will meet you there and shuttle you to Chris Olstad 's hangar (Spear Hangar # 2039A) and/or to Enterprise Car Rentals.
Rental Car
Enterprise Rental Car - (619)449-2077
  Refer to Corp. Acct. #32F3239. AAA discount 10% at both locations.
  • Gillespie Field (KSEE)
    • Compact $28.99
    • Mid Size $31.99
    • Full Size $36.99.
  • Lindbergh (KSAN)
    • Add $3.50 Airport Fee
Carlton Oaks Country Club - Santee, CA - (619)448-4242
  We have blocked all 65 motel rooms available at the rates of $69- Thursday and $79 for Friday & Saturday. Since we have all of their rooms blocked, you must have your reservations made no later than March 15. Call 619-448-4242 and ask for Heidi or Joyce. Tell them you are part of the Staggerwing Museum Foundation group. Otherwise, they will tell you they are sold out.
Quality Inn & Suites - El Cagon, CA - (619)588-8808
  We have additional rooms blocked at the Quality Inn & Suites in El Cajon, Phone: 619-588-8808. The rates are: Single Queen $68; Double Queen $73; or Suite, $95.
  Registration received by April, 15 2007 $20.00 / person
  Refundable prior to April 18, 2007
  For more information please call [between 9:00am-4:30pm] P:(931)455-1974
If you would like to use your credit card or Paypal account,
please register online by clicking the button below

Click the button below to download the schedule, event details, and mail-in registration form.

Staggerwing Museum
P.O. Box 550 - Tullahoma, TN 37388
P:(931)455-1974 - F:(931)455-1994
• • © 2005 Staggerwing Museum All Rights Reserved• •
Please send Questions/Comments to web-master@staggerwing.com