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    2018 Best In The West Jet Rally
    2018 Best In The West Jet Rally
    Joe Castelao JET-TURBINE
    Wed, October 03, 2018 @ 07:00 AM — Sun, October 07, 2018 @ 02:00 PM
     
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    WELCOME TO THE 29TH ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST JET RALLY 2018!

    ONE OF THE LARGEST JET SHOWS IN THE WORLD!


    BUTTONWILLOW ELK-HILLS AIRPORT, BUTTONWILLOW, CA

    AT THE WILLOW!

    AMA SANCTION#18/1805


    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 Banquet Dinner and Auction With 34 Spectacular Awards Including The "Prestigious" Colonel Robert E. Thacker Award. All in our huge 40 X 80 Enclosed Tent on site.


    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 ready before you register, or at the Registration Table.

    All Pilots who wish to participate in the event, and do not hold a AMA Turbine Waiver, you

    have to 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 from Tuesday through Thursday by 6:00 PM. Please have all AMA papers with you. Please contact Joe for waiver 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 October 4th, through Saturday Oct 6th, 2018

    There will be plenty of Food, Water and Soft Drinks available for Purchase

     Food times: 7:00am to approximate 3:00pm


    Trailer & RV Rentals

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

    Please let them know your renting for Best in the West.

             

     

     

     

     

     

       

            

     

     

    Registration: Open
    All times are Pacific Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    OCT
    03
    WEDNESDAY
    to
    OCT
    07
    SUNDAY
    7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Registration Closes
    SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 @ 7:30 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
  • Where It's Happening
    Address
    Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport
    Elk Hills - Buttonwillow Airport
    Buttonwillow, CA  USA
    Register Now
    Pilot Registration
    Exhibitor Registration
    General Tickets
    Summary Schedule
    BEST IN THE WEST SCHEDULE
     
    Tuesday, October 02
      10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    Early - Bird
     
    Wednesday, October 03
      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    Official Start Day
     
    Thursday, October 04
      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    Open Flyng
      7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    Taco Night
     
    Friday, October 05
      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    Open Flying
      10:30 AM
    Pilots Meeting, National Anthem
      7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    Pilots Dinner
     
    Saturday, October 06
      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    Open Flying
      10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
    Pilots Meeting, National Anthem
      7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    Banquet Dinner
     
    Sunday, October 07
      7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Final Day
    SELECTION OPTIONS
    US Dollar
    Pilot Registration
    Pilot Registration
    $ 65.00  

    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 RV, Trailer, & Vehicle Parking



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    • Crew Pass
    Colors
    -Blue
    -Grey
     
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    $ 40.00  
    Wednesday Oct 03, 2018 @  08:00:AM — Sunday Oct 07, 2018 @  02:00:PM PDT
    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner admission for All 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. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table.
     
    COPY-Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    COPY-Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    $ 40.00  
    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner admission for All 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. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table.
     
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 390.00  

    20 X 20 Tent. Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. 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 prior Tuesday October 2nd.. 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
    $ 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.

     
    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.
     
     
    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 enter the Pilots area. Please do not enter Pilot Tents, or touch the Aircraft's.

    Spectators are not allowed on the taxi way, Start up Stations, or Pilots Stations Pass good for 1 Day.

     
     
    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.
     
    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
    $ 5.00  
    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
    $ 10.00  
    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
    $ 15.00  
    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.
     
    Saturday Night Banquet
    Saturday Night Banquet
    $ 45.00  

    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 per Person! Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ

     
    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
    US Dollar
    REGISTRATION
    Pilot Registration
    $ 60.00 
    BITW Registration Includes flying All Week,Tuesaday-Sunday, T-Shirt, Friday Night Pilot's Dinner, Crew Badge., Free RV and Trailer Parking. On Site Registration
    $70.00

     
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    $ 40.00 
    Wed Oct 03, 2018 @  08:00:AM - 02:00:PM
    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner admission for All 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. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table.
     
    Saturday Banquet & Auction
    $ 45.00 
    Wed Oct 03, 2018 @  08:00:AM - 02:00:PM
    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. Priced per Person!
    Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ
     
    Announcer Tent Sponsor - 10 X 10
    $ 225.00 
    10 X 10 Announcer Tent Sponsor
    (Sam Wright)
     
    Front Entrance Tent Sponsor - 10 X 10
    $ 225.00 
    10 X 10 Main Entrance Gate
     
    Registration Tent Sponsor - 20 X 20
    $ 390.00 
    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
     
    COPY-Friday Night Pilot Dinner
    $ 40.00 
    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner admission for All 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. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table.
     
    GENERAL
    DONATIONS & RAFFLE ITEMS
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 5.00 
    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.
     
    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.

     
    GOODS
    T-Shirt: Blue
    $ 22.00 
    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in BLUE!
     
    Exhibitor Tent Space - 20 X 20
    $ 295.00 
    20 X 20 SPACE ONLY. Does NOT include a Tent. We will assign your location.
     
    T-Shirt: Grey
    $ 22.00 
    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in GREY!
     
    Exhibitor Tent Space - 10 X 12
    $ 225.00 
    10 X 12 SPACE ONLY. Does NOT include a Tent. We will assign your location.
     
    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 enter the Pilots area. Please do not enter Pilot Tents, or touch the Aircraft's.

    Spectators are not allowed on the taxi way, Start up Stations, or Pilots Stations Pass good for 1 Day.

     
    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.
     
    Chair Rental
    $ 5.00 
    You may Rent as many Chairs as you like. 1 Chair $5.00
     
    DONATIONS & RAFFLE ITEMS
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 5.00 
    1Ticket Purchase, Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table. Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General RaffleTicket 6 Pack
    $ 10.00 
    6 Ticket Purchase, Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table. Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General Raffle Ticket - 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.
     
    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.
     
    MEALS
    Saturday Night Banquet
    $ 45.00 

    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 per Person! Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ

     
    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
    US Dollar
    GENERAL TICKETS
    General Admission
    $ 10.00 
    1 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
    Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass
     
    General Admission, 65 or Older
    $ 5.00 
    1 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. 65 and older, Includes Parking.
    Does not include Pit Pass
     
    General Admission, Handicap
    $ 5.00 
    1 Day Admission, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass.
     
    General Admission, Military
    $ 5.00 
    1 Day, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass.
     
    Three Day Pass
    $ 20.00 
    3 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
    Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass
     
    DONATIONS & RAFFLE ITEMS
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 5.00 
    1Ticket Purchase, Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table. Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    General RaffleTicket 6 Pack
    $ 10.00 
    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
    $ 15.00 
    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.
     
    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.
     
    Saturday Night Banquet
    $ 45.00 

    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 per Person! Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ

     
    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.
     
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