This year sees the BITW Jet Rally celebrate 30 years of hosting a premiere international event in Buttonwillow, California.
To celebrate organiser Joe Castelao has arranged a whopping 6 days of flying on 6-Flight Lines!
Set amongst the red dust and desert this invitation only event is not to be missed!
This event begins on the Monday October 1st winding up on Saturday 6th with the much enjoyed & highly anticipated Pilots Dinner & Charity Auction. With days filled of flying, building and paint workshops all while you can meet & chat with fellow enthusiasts from across the world.
Food On Site, Spectator Seating, 3,260 X 50 Foot Paved Runway, No Flying Restrictions, On Site Friday Night Pilots Dinner, On Site Banquet Dinner And Auction With 34 Spectacular Awards Including The “Prestigious” Colonel Robert Thacker Award.
ONE OF THE LARGEST JET EVENTS IN THE WORLD!
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.
Food service will be available on site.
All transport hire
Edwards Air Force Base with a private tour
The Californian Space & Science Museum
need to do is bring your spending money and make a box for your JET!
**Details supplied for box specifics to allow for a smooth transition through the airport as checked luggage.
If you wish to join the tour and don’t want to fly that’s okay too.
Enjoy being a spectator and enjoy talking to fellow enthusiasts at the event. Learn from the best, see new products, even demonstrations.
To find out more send us an email, we would love to send you the information!
HURRY TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BOOK YOUR SEAT!
provide passport details at time of booking with exact name as per passport.
These are essential for booking services on this trip.
2. Airport transfers are not included on the day of departure or arrival home
3. As a general rule most countries expect that your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Your consultant will contact you when this is required.
Take a copy of the main passport pages and other important documents with you, and leave another copy at home with family or friends.
All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.
You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.
What you need to bring will vary according to when you are travelling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage, and walk with it for short distances including up and down stairs. Our travellers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip not having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.
Small, wheeled suitcases that can also easily be picked up and carried are suitable, or if you prefer, a back pack is also a good option. Remember to bring suitable locks for your luggage.
FLIGHT LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Checked luggage allowance is a maximum 15kg, with up to 5kg carry on luggage. Any excess luggage charges can be paid directly to the airline at check-in. If your trip is beginning and ending at the same location, excess luggage can usually be stored at your arrival/departure hotel and can be collected after your trip.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Land Down Under Aerosports travellers. Land Down Under Aerosports’s philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of violence (verbal or physical) or sexual harassment at Land Down Under Aerosports, either between passengers or involving our leaders, local operators or locals.
As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.
Our group trips are designed to ensure that you have your own accommodation and don’t involve a compulsory shared supplement.
All rooms are KING rooms giving you plenty of space to spread out and relax.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips.
We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
When travelling on a trip, you won’t be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.
If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank’s name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.
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