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Event Type: JET-TURBINE
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2016 Best In The West Jet Rally
2016 Best In The West Jet Rally
Joe Castelao JET-TURBINE
Wednesday Oct 05, 2016 - Sunday Oct 09, 2016
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

WELCOME TO THE 27TH ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST JET RALLY 2016!

6-Flight Lines! Food On Site, Spectator Seating, Camping, 3,260 X 50 Foot Paved Runway, No Flying Restrictions, RV Parking (No Hook-Ups), On Site Friday Night Pilots Dinner, On Site Banquet Dinner And Auction With 34 Spectacular Awards Including The "Pretigious" Colonel Robert Thacker Award. 

AMA SANCTION#16-1983

ONE OF THE LARGEST JET EVENTS IN THE WORLD!

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Best In The West Jet Rally is a non-compete event, this is an open, fun-fly event with very few restrictions.

Best In The West is an AMA Sanctioned event. All Registered Pilots must have a valid AMA Card and must be a CURRENT Turbine Waiver holder.
    
If you plan on operating a turbine-powered model, you must show proof that you possess a current AMA Turbine Waiver. If you plan on only flying Electric or gas ducted fans, you must only be AMA current. Please have this information before you register.

All pilots who wish to participate in the event, and do not hold a AMA Turbine Waiver, you
may still register as a pilot. However, all Non-Waiver Pilots, must fly on the buddy box system. If you would like to have a Turbine Waiver Pilot and CD sign you off, this may be done ONLY on Thursday at 6:00 PM. Please have all AMA papers with you. Please contact Joe for waiver day & time.


 
  CAMPING:  
  If you wish to camp on-site,
please contact one of the organizers of the show.
Camping is FREE for all Pilots and Crew
who are registered in the show.
 
 
 
 
  FOOD:  
  Food service will be available on site.
Serving Breakfast and Lunch from
Thursday Oct 6th, ends on Saturday Oct 8th, 2016
There will be plenty of food, water,
and soft drinks available for purchase.
 
     
 

Trailer & RV Rentals

If you are interested in renting a Trailer or RV, please contact Martin or Marie at Rosedale RV. Call 661-588-0277

 
     
     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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REGISTRATION IS INACTIVE!
All times are Pacific Time
Online registration is now closed.
Use the CONTACT HOST button to reach us with any questions.
Event Dates
OCT
05
WEDNESDAY
to
OCT
09
SUNDAY
Field
- Paved Runways
- Windsock
- Jets Permitted
- Starting Pads
Food & Beverage
- Concession
General
- Bleachers
- Sound System
- Picnic Area
- No Hook-Ups
- Porta-Potties
- RV/Trailers Allowed
- Camping Allowed
  • Electric Jets
  • Giant Scale
  • Turbine Jets
  • WHERE IT'S HAPPENING
    Address
    Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport
    Elk Hills - Buttonwillow Airport
    Buttonwillow, CA  USA
    SPONSORS
    PILOT REGISTRATION ITEMS
    REGISTRATION
    Pilot Registration
    Pilot Registration
    $ 60.00 
    BITW Registration Includes flying All Week,Tue-Sun, T-Shirt, Friday Night Pilot's Dinner, Crew Badge.

    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge when you check out):
    -Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    -Crew Pass
    Colors
    -Blue
    -Grey
     
    Saturday Banquet & Auction
    Saturday Banquet & Auction
    $ 40.00 
    This year's Best In The West Awards Banquet Auction will be held at the Elk-Hills Buttonwillow Airport.
    Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Price per Person!
    Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ
     
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    $ 35.00 
    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner admission for non-registered attendees. Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ
     
    FACILITY
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 385.00 
    20 X 20 Tent. You may order as many Tents as you like. Rented Tents will be erected on Tuesday October 3rd. and waiting for you in your reserved location.
     
    Pilot Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    Pilot Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 225.00 
    10 X 10 Tent. You may order as many Tents as you like. Rented Tents will be erected on Monday October 3rd and waiting for you in your reserved location.
     
    Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    $ 20.00 
    20 x 20 Tent Sides:$20.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 20 Feet Per Side

    You hang your Side or Sides!
     
    Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    $ 10.00 
    10 x 10 Tent Sides:$10.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 10 Feet Per Side

    You hang your Side or Sides!
     
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    $ 20.00 
    You may Rent as many Tables as you like.
    1 Table $20.00
     
    Chair Rental
    Chair Rental
    $ 5.00 
    You may Rent as many Chairs as you like.
    1 Chair $5.00
     
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    $ 35.00 
    150-watt flood light with gel, must provide
    your own Power.
    You may order as many lights as needed.
    $35.00 Per Light. 20 X 20 Tent size, 2 Lights Recommended.
     
    GOODS
    T-Shirt: Blue
    T-Shirt: Blue
    $ 22.00 
    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in BLUE!
     
    T-Shirt: Grey
    T-Shirt: Grey
    $ 22.00 
    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in GREY!
     
    Cap: Blue
    Cap: Blue
    $ 22.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    Cap: Red
    Cap: Red
    $ 22.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    GENERAL
    PIT PASSES
    Crew Pass
    Crew Pass
    $ 20.00 
    1 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site. Pass good for all week.
     
    Spectator Pit Pass
    Spectator Pit Pass
    $ 20.00 
    Allows you to be apart of the Registered Pilots Crew.
    Pass good for 1 Day.
     
    DONATIONS & RAFFLE ITEMS
    General Raffle Ticket
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    Purchase 1 General Raffle Ticket, Tickats can be picked up and also purchased at the Registration Table.
     
    Pilot Raffle Ticket - Single Tickets
    Pilot Raffle Ticket - Single Tickets
    $ 10.00 
    1 Pilot Raffle Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    Pilot Raffle Ticket - 5 Pack
    Pilot Raffle Ticket - 5 Pack
    $ 20.00 
    5 Pilot Raffle Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    Pilot Raffle Ticket - 10 Pack
    Pilot Raffle Ticket - 10 Pack
    $ 30.00 
    10 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General Raffle Ticket
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    1Ticket Purchase, Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table. Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General RaffleTicket 6 Pack
    General RaffleTicket 6 Pack
    $ 5.00 
    6 Ticket Purchase, Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table. Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General Raffle Ticket 13 Pack
    General Raffle Ticket 13 Pack
    $ 10.00 
    13 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General Raffle Ticket - 30 Pack
    General Raffle Ticket - 30 Pack
    $ 20.00 
    30 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    Single 50/50 Ticket
    Single 50/50 Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    1 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 6 Pack
    50/50 Tickets 6 Pack
    $ 5.00 
    6 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 13 Pack
    50/50 Tickets 13 Pack
    $ 10.00 
    13 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 30 Pack
    50/50 Tickets 30 Pack
    $ 20.00 
    30 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    DONATION
    Donation
    Donation
    $ 20.00 
    I encourage everyone to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation®, and help give a child a chance to experience what we do in our everyday lives,share the power of a wish®!

    Please donate whatever you can.
     
    Trophy Sponsor - Awards Dinner Banquet
    Trophy Sponsor - Awards Dinner Banquet
    $ 300.00 
    Sponsor 1 or as many Trophy's as you like, please call Joe to choose a Trophy you like to sponsor.
    $300.00 Per Trophy. Trophy's will be chosen of availability.
     
    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION ITEMS
    REGISTRATION
    Pilot Registration
    $ 60.00 
    BITW Registration Includes flying All Week,Tue-Sun, T-Shirt, Friday Night Pilot's Dinner, Crew Badge.
     
    Saturday Banquet & Auction
    $ 40.00 
    This year's Best In The West Awards Banquet Auction will be held at the Elk-Hills Buttonwillow Airport.
    Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Price per Person!
    Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ
     
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    $ 35.00 
    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner admission for non-registered attendees. Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ
     
    Announcer Tent Sponsor - 10 X 10
    $ 250.00 
    10 X 10 Announcer Tent Sponsor
    (Sam Wright)
     
    Front Entrance Tent Sponsor - 10 X 10
    $ 250.00 
    10 X 10 Main Entrance Gate
     
    Registration Tent Sponsor - 20 X 20
    $ 425.00 
    20 X 20 Registration Tent
     
    Banquet Tent Sponsor - 40 X 80
    $ 2,750.00 
    40 X 80 Banquet & Pilot Dinner Tent with sides, Carpet & Lighting
     
    GENERAL
    DONATIONS & RAFFLE ITEMS
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    Purchase 1 General Raffle Ticket, Tickats can be picked up and also purchased at the Registration Table.
     
    FACILITY
    Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    $ 20.00 
    20 x 20 Tent Sides:$20.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 20 Feet Per Side

    You hang your Side or Sides!
     
    Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    $ 10.00 
    10 x 10 Tent Sides:$10.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 10 Feet Per Side

    You hang your Side or Sides!
     
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    $ 20.00 
    You may Rent as many Tables as you like.
    1 Table $20.00
     
    Exhibitor Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 425.00 
    20 X 20 Vendor Tent
     
    Exhibitor Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 245.00 
    10 X 10 Tent. You may order as many Tents as you like. Rented Tents will be ready for you on Tuesday Oct.,13th. in your reserved location.
     
    Exhibitor Tent Space - 20 X 20
    $ 295.00 
    20 X 20 SPACE ONLY. Does NOT include a Tent. We will assign your location.
     
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    $ 35.00 
    150-watt flood light with gel, must provide
    your own Power.
    You may order as many lights as needed.
    $35.00 Per Light. 20 X 20 Tent size, 2 Lights Recommended.
     
    Exhibitor Tent Space - 10 X 12
    $ 225.00 
    10 X 12 SPACE ONLY. Does NOT include a Tent. We will assign your location.
     
    GOODS
    T-Shirt: Blue
    $ 22.00 
    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in BLUE!
     
    T-Shirt: Grey
    $ 22.00 
    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in GREY!
     
    Exhibitor Tent Space - 10 X 10
    $ 200.00 
    10 x 10 SPACE ONLY. Does NOT include a Tent. We will assign your location.
     
    Cap: Blue
    $ 22.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    Cap: Red
    $ 22.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    PIT PASSES
    Spectator Pit Pass
    $ 20.00 
    Allows you to be apart of the Registered Pilots Crew.
    Pass good for 1 Day.
     
    Chair Rental
    $ 5.00 
    You may Rent as many Chairs as you like. 1 Chair $5.00
     
    DONATIONS & RAFFLE ITEMS
    Pilot Raffle Ticket - Single Tickets
    $ 10.00 
    1 Pilot Raffle Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    1Ticket Purchase, Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table. Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    Single 50/50 Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    1 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 6 Pack
    $ 5.00 
    6 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 13 Pack
    $ 10.00 
    13 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 30 Pack
    $ 20.00 
    30 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    DONATION
    Donation
    $ 20.00 
    I encourage everyone to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation®, and help give a child a chance to experience what we do in our everyday lives,share the power of a wish®!

    Please donate whatever you can.
     
    Trophy Sponsor - Awards Dinner Banquet
    $ 300.00 
    Sponsor 1 or as many Trophy's as you like, please call Joe to choose a Trophy you like to sponsor.
    $300.00 Per Trophy. Trophy's will be chosen of availability.
     
    GENERAL TICKETS ITEMS
    GENERAL TICKETS
    General Admission
    $ 5.00 
    1 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
    Includes Parking.
     
    General Admission, 65 or Older
    $ 4.00 
    1 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. 65 and older, Includes Parking.
     
    General Admission, Handicap
    $ 3.00 
    1 Day Admission, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Includes Parking.
     
    General Admission, Military
    $ 4.00 
    1 Day, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, Includes Parking.
     
    Three Day Pass
    $ 12.00 
    3 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
    Includes Parking.
     
    DONATIONS & RAFFLE ITEMS
    Single 50/50 Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    1 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 13 Pack
    $ 10.00 
    13 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 30 Pack
    $ 20.00 
    30 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
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