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Grummans to Galveston, January 20-23

  • 20 Jan 2023
  • (CST)
  • 22 Jan 2023
  • (CST)
  • Galveston, TX.

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Southern Region 5

“Grummans 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.  https://yagaschiliquest.com/

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.  The FBO’s preferred rate for pilots is incredible for Galveston and far better than you’ll be able to get on your own.  A king room is only $99/night plus taxes and fees.  Breakfast is available, though not included.

As there is no reasonable or practical public transportation option available, we’ll all need to rent cars.  The FBO acts as an Enterprise agent and if you have an Enterprise profile, they can book your car for you at the same time they arrange for your hotel room.  They will have your car delivered to the airport, but please book early to insure it’ll be there when you arrive.  Same thing with the hotel, be sure to book early to insure availability.  If you’d be interested in sharing a car with another member, let Glen gleninsand@yahoo.com or me southern@grummanpilots.org know and we’ll do our best to match you up with others interested in doing the same.

Here’s the weekend 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 Coopers’s Landing.  www.cooperslandinggalveston.com

Saturday, Jan 21st

Breakfast at hotel.

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

Galveston Railroad Museum $12, Seniors $9

Galveston Trolly $1 pp

Strand shopping

Lunch on your own.

6 pm – Group dinner at Landry’s Seafood on the Sea Wall  https://www.landrysseafood.com/location/landrys-seafood-galveston/

Sunday, Jan 22. 

Breakfast at your discretion, return rental cars and depart on your timetable.




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