Southern Region 5
"Grumman's to Galveston Fly-in" January 20-22, 2023
GOPA member Glen Thomas has put together a fun weekend for us down in Galveston, TX. Along with all the usual fun attractions in the "Oleander City", the 14th annual "Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest" will be taking place at this time.
The FBO, Island Jet Center (409-572-2555) https://www.islandjetcenter.com/ will handle booking your room at the Marriott Courtyard on the Seawall which is located just off the end of the runway. Key word is "Grumman Group". The FBO's preferred rate for pilots is very reasonable for Galveston. One King room is $113.85/night including taxes & fees. Breakfast not included, but available.
The FBO will also be able to book rental cars from Enterprise and have then delivered to the airport. Please insure your Enterprise Profile is up to date. As there is no reasonable or practical public transportation option available, we'll all need to rent a car. If you'd be interested in sharing a car with another member, let Glen or me know and we'll do our best to match you up with others. Here's the itinerary:
Friday, Jan 20th Arrive Scholes International, KGLS on your timetable Pick up your car and get checked into the hotel. 5 pm — Happy hour and dinner at Cooper's Landing.
Saturday. Jan 21st Breakfast, your option. 8:45-8:30 Drive back to the airport 9:00-10:00 Private tour of the Galveston International Class Delta control tower.
10:00 Drive downtown to "The Strand" for your choice of entertainment. Options include: Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest (tasting tickets required to be purchased in advance. More details when information becomes available) Dolphin Tours - $17 pp. Texas Seaport Museum - $20 pp Alissa Tall Ship - $10 pp
6 pm — Group dinner at Landry's Seafood on the Seawall
Sunday, Jan 22 Breakfast at your discretion, return rental cars and depart on your timetable.