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Joe Castelao
Email | +1 (310) 427-2089

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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

WELCOME TO THE 32nd. ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST JET RALLY 2021!

ONE OF THE LARGEST JET SHOWS IN THE WORLD!


CELEBRATING 32 YEARS OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE JET SHOW!


BUTTONWILLOW ELK-HILLS AIRPORT, BUTTONWILLOW, CA


AMA SANCTION #10281


6-Flight Lines, Food On Site, Spectator Seating, Camping on Site, 3,260 X 50 Foot Paved Runway, No obstructions No Restrictions, 1200 foot Ceiling, RV Parking on Site (No Hook-Ups), On Site Thursday Night Taco Night, On Site Friday Night Pilots Dinner, On Site Saturday Night Banquet Awards Dinner and Auction With 36 Spectacular Awards Including The "Prestigious" The Colonel Robert E. Thacker Award, all in our huge 40 X 80 Enclosed Tent on site. Best in the West will be a 6 day event, Tuesday October 12th. through Sunday October 17th, 2021.


GENERAL INFORMATION:


Best In The West Jet Rally is a non-competition AMA-Sanctioned event.  This is an open, fun-fly event with very few restrictions.

All Registered Pilots planning to operate a turbine-powered model must have a Valid AMA Card and must be a CURRENT Turbine Waiver holder.

   

If you plan on only flying Electric or Gas ducted fans, you must only be AMA Current. Please have this information ready before you register, or at the Registration Table.


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 from Tuesday or Wednesday by 6:00 PM. Please have all AMA papers with you. Please contact Joe for waiver time.


Best in the West 2021, the 32nd. Annual will be another great show as in the past. Come and join the many in attendance from all around the

United States and many from around the World.


We encourage everyone to RV and Camp at the field as there are many fun things going on during the after hours, BBQing, Night Flying!


Join "The Cali Crew" and see how we do it!

America's Favorite Jet Rally!

BITW 2021




 

Registration: Open
Event Dates
OCT
12
TUESDAY
to
OCT
17
SUNDAY
7:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Registration Closes
October 09, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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
  • Address
    Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport
    Elk Hills - Buttonwillow Airport
    Buttonwillow, CA  USA
    Sponsors

    Thank you to our generous sponsors

    Selection Options
    US Dollar
     
    sign up
    Pilot Registration
    Pilot Registration
    $ 75.00 

    BITW Registration Includes: For all Registered Pilots Only. Flying All Week,Tuesday-Sunday, T-Shirt, Thursday Night Taco Night, Friday Night Pilot's Dinner, Crew Badge. Free Trailer, & Vehicle Parking. Pilot Bag with Zap Glue and other items. On-Site Registration $85.00.

    YOU MAY SET UP ON MONDAY OCTOBER 11th. AND FLY, Please Email Joe for tent space Location if one is rented, also please contact Joe if you are using your own Pop Up Tent, you will need to know where to set up!

    Colors
    -Blue
    -Red
     
    Vendor Pilot Registration
    Vendor Pilot Registration
    $ 75.00 

    BITW Registration Includes: For all Registered Pilots Only. Flying All Week,Tuesday-Sunday, T-Shirt, Thursday Night Taco Night, Friday Night Pilot's Dinner, Crew Badge. Free Trailer, & Vehicle Parking. Pilot Bag with Zap Glue and other items. On-Site Registration $85.00.

    YOU MAY SET UP ON MONDAY OCTOBER 11th. AND FLY, Please Email Joe for tent space Location if one is rented, also please contact Joe if you are using your own Pop Up Tent, you will need to know where to set up!

     
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner October 15th., Free for all Registered Pilots Onl …
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner October 15th., Free for all Registered Pilots Onl …
     

    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner is Free for All Registered Pilots. Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table for $55.00.

     
     
    meals
    Thursday Jobe Carbajal Taco Night, October 14th., Free for all Registered P …
    Thursday Jobe Carbajal Taco Night, October 14th., Free for all Registered P …
     

    Come join us on Thursday evening at 7:00pm in our large 40 x 80 enclosed Tent

    for the Thursday October 14th. for the Jobe Carbajal Taco Night, great food and free for all registered Pilots only, you will have a wrist band to show prior to receiving food. If you would like a family member or friend to join us, you may purchase ticket(s) here on line or at the registration table for $20.00

     
    Thursday Night The Jobe Carbajal Taco Night Tickets, October 14th.
    Thursday Night The Jobe Carbajal Taco Night Tickets, October 14th.
    $ 20.00 

    Thursday Night Taco Night Dinner admission for All NONE Registered Attendees who would like to join in Taco Night Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table. $20.00 Per Person

    Includes Food and Beverages

     
    Extra Friday Night Dinner Tickets, October 15th.
    Extra Friday Night Dinner Tickets, October 15th.
    $ 55.00 

    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner is Free for All Registered Pilots. Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table.

    $50.00 per person, includes Dinner and Beverages

     
    Saturday Night Banquet Tickets, October 16th.
    Saturday Night Banquet Tickets, October 16th.
    $ 60.00 

    This year's Best In The West Awards Banquet Dinner, Auction & Awards will be held at the Elk-Hills Buttonwillow Airport. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent on site. Priced $60.00 per Person! Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ. 36 Outstanding Awards will be handed out, Including our most Prestigious Award; The Colonel Robert E. Thacker Award. There will be a lot of great Auction Items to bid on.

     
     
    space rental only
    RV On-Site Parking Fee
    RV On-Site Parking Fee
    $ 55.00 

    Department of Airports are requesting a Fee for all parked RV / 5th Wheel / Travel Trailers who wish to Camp on the Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport Property for all Pilots,Vendors,Spectators, etc., etc. This Fee will be for the week of October 12th. through October 17th., 2021 for all week, Price is $55.00. Best in the West Jet Rally Show. (NO HOOK-UPS)

     
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 10
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 10
    $ 125.00 

    Vendor Tent Space Rental ONLY if Vendor prefers to bring there own Pop-Up Tent, no need to rent a space if you are renting a tent.

     
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 12
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 12
    $ 150.00 

    Vendor Tent Space Rental ONLY if Vendor prefers to bring there own Pop-Up Tent,

    no need to rent a space if you are renting a tent.

     
    Vendor Space Rental 20 X 20
    Vendor Space Rental 20 X 20
    $ 200.00 

    Vendor Tent Space Rental ONLY if Vendor prefers to bring there own Pop-Up Tent,

    no need to rent a space if you are renting a tent.

     
    Tent Turf 20 X 20
    Tent Turf 20 X 20
    $ 200.00 

    This Item is only for 20 X 20 Tent, if you have more than 0ne tent, please choose the number

    Turf needed. $200.00 Per each Tent

     
     
    misc rentals
    Chair Rental
    Chair Rental
    $ 5.00 
    You may Rent as many Chairs as you like.
    1 Chair $5.00
     
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    $ 20.00 
    You may Rent as many Tables as you like.
    1 Table $20.00
     
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    $ 40.00 

    150-watt flood light with gel, must provide
    your own Power.
    You may order as many lights as needed.
    $40.00 Per Light. 20 X 20 Tent size, 2 Lights Recommended.

     
     
    vendor tent rental
    Vendor Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    Vendor Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 285.00 

    Vendor Tents 10 X 10 Tent Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    Vendor Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    Vendor Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 445.00 

    20 X 20 Tent Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    Vendor Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    Vendor 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!

     
    Vendor Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    Vendor 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!

     
     
    pilot tents
    Pilot Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    Pilot Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 235.00 

    10 X 10 Tent. You may order as many Tents as you like. Rented Tents will be erected prior Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 395.00 

    20 X 20 Tent Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    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!

     
    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!

     
     
    shirts
    Cap: Red
    Cap: Red
    $ 25.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    Cap: Blue
    Cap: Blue
    $ 25.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    T-Shirt: BLUE
    T-Shirt: BLUE
    $ 25.00 

    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in BLUE!

     
    T-Shirt: RED
    T-Shirt: RED
    $ 25.00 

    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in RED!

     
     
    crew passes
    Crew Pass
    Crew Pass
    $ 25.00 

    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,

    Thursday-Saturday. We ask that no spectators walk inside a Pilots Tent, unless asked and agreed by Pilot.

     
     
    donations & raffle items
    General Raffle Ticket
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 5.00 
    Purchase 1 General Raffle Ticket, Tickats can be picked up and also purchased at the Registration Table.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
     
    donations
    Donation
    Donation
    $ 25.00 

    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 & Auction Banquet
    Trophy Sponsor - Awards Dinner & Auction 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 and quanity.

     
    General Tickets
    US Dollar
    GENERAL TICKETS
     
    SHIRTS
    Cap: Red
    $ 25.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    Cap: Blue
    $ 25.00 
    Handsome BITW Cap! One size fits all.
     
    T-Shirt: BLUE
    $ 25.00 

    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in BLUE!

     
    T-Shirt: RED
    $ 25.00 

    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in RED!

     
     
    Donations & Raffle Items
    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
    $ 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
    $ 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
    $ 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
    $ 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.
     
     
    MISC RENTALS
    Chair Rental
    $ 5.00 
    You may Rent as many Chairs as you like.
    1 Chair $5.00
     
     
    Donations & Raffle Items
    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.
     
     
    MISC RENTALS
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    $ 20.00 
    You may Rent as many Tables as you like.
    1 Table $20.00
     
     
    Donations & Raffle Items
    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.
     
     
    MISC RENTALS
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    $ 40.00 

    150-watt flood light with gel, must provide
    your own Power.
    You may order as many lights as needed.
    $40.00 Per Light. 20 X 20 Tent size, 2 Lights Recommended.

     
    RV Onsite Parking
    $ 55.00 

    Department of Airports are requesting a $55.00 Fee for all parked RV / 5th Wheel / Travel Trailers who wish to Camp on the Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport Property for all Pilots,Vendors, Spectators, etc., etc. This Fee will be for the week of October 1st. through October 6th., 2019. Best in the West Jet Rally Show

     
     
    VENDOR TENT RENTAL
    Vendor Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 285.00 

    Vendor Tents 10 X 10 Tent Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    1 Day Pit Pass
    $ 12.00 

    1 Day=Any day from Thursday, Friday or Saturday Entrance Pass

    Includes Parking. Kids 12 and Under Free

    Does not allow to enter Pilots Tents, Taxi Way, Start up area and Pilot Stations



     
     
    VENDOR TENT RENTAL
    Vendor Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 445.00 

    20 X 20 Tent Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    3 Day Pit Pass
    $ 20.00 

    3 Day Admission Per Person: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    Includes Parking. Kids 12 and Under Free

    Does not allow to enter Pilots Tents, Taxi Way, Start up area and Pilot Stations


     
     
    VENDOR TENT RENTAL
    Vendor 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!

     
    General Admission
    $ 5.00 

    1 Day Admission Per Person: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
    Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass

     
     
    VENDOR TENT RENTAL
    Vendor 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!

     
    General Admission, 65 or Older
    $ 3.00 
    1 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. 65 and older, Includes Parking.
    Does not include Pit Pass
     
     
    PILOT TENTS
    Pilot Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 235.00 

    10 X 10 Tent. You may order as many Tents as you like. Rented Tents will be erected prior Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    General Admission, Handicap
    $ 3.00 
    1 Day Admission, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass.
     
     
    PILOT TENTS
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 395.00 

    20 X 20 Tent Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    General Admission, Military
    $ 4.00 
    1 Day, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass.
     
     
    DONATIONS
    Donation
    $ 25.00 

    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.

     
     
    PILOT TENTS
    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!

     
     
    DONATIONS
    Trophy Sponsor - Awards Dinner & Auction 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 and quanity.

     
     
    PILOT TENTS
    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!

     
     
    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.
     
    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
    $ 30.00 
    10 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    Attendee Registration
    Vendors
    General Tickets
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