Mentor West Fly-In & Veterans Salute

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10-13 November 2016 

KCMA Airport in Camarillo, CA

You are invited to attend our 2nd annual Mentor West Fly-In and Veterans Salute, in Camarillo, CA. (KCMA). We are thrilled to have you join us and we look forward to 4 great days of flying, food, fun and camaraderie.


Following Thursday arrivals, all day Friday, Nov 11, and Saturday afternoon, Nov 12, will focus on 2/3/4 ship formation flying.  Saturday morning will consist of a mass formation practice, followed by the mass formation fly-over of Santa Barbara for the Veterans Parade.  Saturday night we'll enjoy a BBQ dinner and Sunday is reserved for further formation training and/or departures.  Even if you are new to formation flying, we will have qualified pilots available to instruct and evaluate throughout the weekend, so that you have the opportunity to participate in the event.


We believe Saturday's mass formation will be the largest fly-over for a Veterans Day parade anywhere in the United States.  Last year we had 20 aircraft, to include Santa Barbara Sheriff's Helicopters, a P-51 Mustang, an F6F Hellcat, multiple T-34's, Nanchang's, Yaks and a B-25.  This year it looks as though we may have up to 40 aircraft.



MISSION CRITICAL INFORMATION

 

Registration:

 

  1.) If you plan to attend, Please respond to: mentor@lanconnection.com 

  2.) A registration Form will the be E-mailed to you

  3.) Fill out the form, and email it to to the above e-mail address.

       (Please note: a separate form must be filled out for each Pilot, GIB or Non-Flyer Guest so we may resource the event appropriately)


Event Fees:

 

  1.) The Fee for the full event is $ 125.00 per person (non-refundable).  

        If you only come for the weekend (i.e. Sat/Sun) the cost is $ 80.00 (non-refundable).  

       The fee covers lunch and dinner on Fri/Sat, beverages, event admin, etc.

  2.) We request payments be made on the PayPal button below.


Hotel/Rental Car:


  1.) Hotel - We have a block of 10 rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn Camarillo under "Mentor Fly In."  

       The room rate is $139 per night, with a 2 night minimum, valid until 10 October.  

  2.) If you'd like one of these rooms, click the following link:

  Rental Car - Contact info can be found on "Important Information" page


Training/Scheduling/Mentoring:


   If this is one of many or your first time attending this kind of event, Welcome!  We will take good care of our veterans and FNG’s alike.  Experienced leads/instructors and Check pilots are available to fly with you or jump in the pit of your aircraft to instruct and evaluate.  Don’t be shy, ASK for what you need!

 

   Beginning with a daily 0730 mass brief, we will have an opportunity to fly multiple sorties on Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday.  Our goal is to have fun flying formation in preparation for Saturday’s Veterans Salute.


Equipment Requirements for training:


   If you plan to fly with an instructor or check pilot for training purposes, please ensure you have a working intercom and the ability for the GIB to communicate outside the aircraft.  Some sorties will be over water, so if you have water wings please bring them, for yourself and GIB.  If you have a flight suit and/or helmet, bring and wear that too.