Dan Nicholson, the 2016 Convention Director just did a test run of the 700 sm 5-card poker run scheduled for Thursday. He prepped and primed each of the FBOs for the big event and dropped off the playing cards. The last stop in the Poker Run is Llano, Tx where they just concluded the Third Annual STOL Texas Gathering of flying machines! They had over 300 aircraft on the ground! Llano has both turf and paved runways.
The stop before Llano is Junction,Texas, where the North , and South LLano Rivers, join and head East to join the Colorado River , forming Granite Shoals Lake.
The FBO Manager at Junction Airport is 92 year old Bill Davis, a former Law Officer of Kimble County, He is really is looking forward to You’al Visiting his airport. What a Hoot!!
The deadline to get hotel rooms at the discounted rate for the Annual SWPC Convention in Fredericksburg, TX is drawing close. May 26 is the deadline for the discounted rate for the Hangar Hotel and Fredericksburg Inn. “Rooms are a premium in the summer months at Fredericksburg,” Dan Nicholson, Convention Director, said, “and getting ANY room in June, July, or August can be a chore.” Call the Hangar Hotel at 830-997-9990 or email www.hangarhotel.com. For the Fredericksburg Inn, call 830-997-0202 or email www.fredericksburg-inn.com. Ask for promo code “Short Wing Piper” for the discounted rates and to reserve one of the blocked rooms. See you there!