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30th. Annual 2019 Best In The West Jet Rally
30th. Annual 2019 Best In The West Jet Rally
Joe Castelao JET
Tue, October 01, 2019 @ 08:00 AM — Sun, October 06, 2019 @ 02:00 PM
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

WELCOME TO THE 30TH ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST JET RALLY 2019!

ONE OF THE LARGEST JET SHOWS IN THE WORLD!

JOE CASTELAO'S 10th YEAR AS CONTEST DIRECTOR FOR BITW!

AND CELEBRATING 30 YEAR'S OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE JET SHOW, BEST IN THE WEST!


BUTTONWILLOW ELK-HILLS AIRPORT, BUTTONWILLOW, CA

AT THE WILLOW!

AMA SANCTION #19-8777


SPECIAL RAFFLE:30TH. ANNUAL BITW RAFFLE

-Elite Aerosports Havoc GTS Jet

-WingSpan= 67 Inches 1.7m

-Length= 79 Inches 2.0m

-Weight= 20-23 Lbs Dry

-Turbine= 70-100N

  • Carbon Wing Tube
  • Carbon Horizontal Stabilizer Tube
  • Carbon Vertical Stabilizer Tube
  • Dual-Wall Stainless Steel Thrust Pipe
  • 3L Carbon Fuel Tank
  • Wing, Stab and Rudder Covers
  • One Piece Fuselage
  • Electron Electric Gear and Brakes 
  • With Shipping, Total Value $4,850
  • PLEASE NOTE,THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF TICKETS SOLD FOR RAFFLE TO HAPPEN, IF NOT, ALL MONIES WILL BE REFUNDED AND JET WILL BE AUCTIONED AT THE BITW BANQUET.
  • JET WILL BE DROPPED SHIPPED TO THE WINNER
  • PLEASE NOTE, THE GTS CAN BE SHIPPED WORLD WIDE
  • LIMITED TO 200 TICKETS!




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 90 Enclosed Tent on site. This year Best in the West will be a 6 day event, Tuesday October 1st through Sunday October 6th, 2019


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


Best in the West 2019, the 30th Annual will be a Nostalgic show with many of the previous Contest Directors and Pilots in attendance.

Don't miss the 30th as this show will be the best one yet of all the past 29 years. Come and join the many in attendance from all around the

United States and many from around the World.


We encourage everyone to RV or Camp at the field as there are many fun things going on during the after hours, Bbq'ing, Night Flying, Fireworks

Come join us, the Cali Crew and see how we do it!




 

Registration: Closed
All times are Pacific Time (unless otherwise specified)
Event Dates
OCT
01
TUESDAY
to
OCT
06
SUNDAY
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Registration Closes
September 25, 2019 @ 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
  • Location
    Address
    Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport
    Elk Hills - Buttonwillow Airport
    Buttonwillow, CA  USA
    Selection Options
    US Dollar
     
    sign up
    Pilot Registration
    Pilot Registration
    $ 70.00 

    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.



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Night Pilot Dinner/Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
    • Thursday Taco Night/ Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
    • Crew Pass
    Colors
    -Blue
    -Red
     
    Vendor Pilot Registration
    Vendor Pilot Registration
    $ 70.00 

    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.



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Night Pilot Dinner/Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
    • Thursday Taco Night/ Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
    • Crew Pass
     
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner/Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner/Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
     
    Wednesday Oct 03, 2018 @  08:00:AM — Sunday Oct 07, 2018 @  02:00:PM PDT

    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner Free 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.

     
     
    meals
    Thursday Taco Night/ Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
    Thursday Taco Night/ Free for all Registered Pilots Only!
     

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

    for Thursday Night Taco Night, great food and free for all registered Pilots only, you will have a wrist band to show prior to receiving food.

     
    Thursday Taco Night Purchase
    Thursday Taco Night Purchase
    $ 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

     
    Extra Friday Dinner Tickets
    Extra Friday Dinner Tickets
    $ 42.00 
     
    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 $45.00 per Person! Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ.This year we will serve a 12oz New York Steak, etc etc. 36 Outstanding Awards will be handed out and includes 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
    $ 45.00 
    Department of Airports are requesting a $40.00 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 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.

     
     
    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 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 - 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

     
     
    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.
     
    Special Raffle Havoc (GTS) Sport Jet
    Special Raffle Havoc (GTS) Sport Jet
    $ 50.00 

    Elite Aerosports Havoc GTS Sport Jet

    Specifications:

    • Wingspan: 1.7m / 67 inches
    • Length: 2m / 79 inches
    • Weight: 20-23 Lbs dry
    • Turbine: 70-100N
    • Carbon wing tube
    • Carbon Horizontal stabilizer tube
    • Carbon Vertical stabilizer tube
    • Dual-wall Stainless steel thrust pipe
    • 3L carbon fuel tank
    • Wing, Stab and Rudder covers
    • One piece fuselage
    • One piece fuselage
    • Electron electric gear and brakes or JP electric landing gear.
    • The GTS Raffle will take place at Best in the West, you do not have to be in attendance to win, $50 per ticket, you may purchase as many tickets as you like. All International ticket holders, please note: if you win, you will have a $650.00 Shipping Credit, if shipping is higher than $650.00, you will have to pay the differance.


     
    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 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.
     
    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
    Special Raffle Havoc (GTS) Sport Jet
    $ 50.00 

    Elite Aerosports Havoc GTS Sport Jet

    Specifications:

    • Wingspan: 1.7m / 67 inches
    • Length: 2m / 79 inches
    • Weight: 20-23 Lbs dry
    • Turbine: 70-100N
    • Carbon wing tube
    • Carbon Horizontal stabilizer tube
    • Carbon Vertical stabilizer tube
    • Dual-wall Stainless steel thrust pipe
    • 3L carbon fuel tank
    • Wing, Stab and Rudder covers
    • One piece fuselage
    • One piece fuselage
    • Electron electric gear and brakes or JP electric landing gear.
    • The GTS Raffle will take place at Best in the West, you do not have to be in attendance to win, $50 per ticket, you may purchase as many tickets as you like. All International ticket holders, please note: if you win, you will have a $650.00 Shipping Credit, if shipping is higher than $650.00, you will have to pay the differance.


     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    RV Onsite Parking
    $ 40.00 

    Department of Airports are requesting a $40.00 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

     
    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



     
    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


     
    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

     
    General Admission, 65 or Older
    $ 3.00 
    1 Day Admission: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. 65 and older, Includes Parking.
    Does not include Pit Pass
     
    General Admission, Handicap
    $ 3.00 
    1 Day Admission, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Includes Parking. Does not include Pit Pass.
     
    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.

     
    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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