MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS
MO May 18-21, 2017
Named by Trivago.com as the Best Value Destination of 2017 for the second consecutive year, Branson is truly a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination - and an incredible value - with more than 50 live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, shopping galore, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts and meeting and conference facilities.
This year we will have a safety seminar at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at KPLK as usual. On Friday, we will see the new Branson Auto & Farm Museum, encompassing 90,000 square feet and featuring several hundred items from farm equipment to classic hot rods and much more. A collector's collection, most items on display are for sale, and are changed out frequently.
After the museum, we will have a special wine tasting at Curling Vine Winery, Hwy. 165 at Green Mountain Drive, and then proceed on to the Showboat Branson Belle for a delicious dinner and entertaining show while cruising on beautiful Table Rock Lake.
Saturday morning all are encouraged to attend our annual USPA membership and board meetings at the hotel, with the rest of the day to shop, see more shows and/or museums, or whatever interests you in this diversified entertainment community. Dinner, with a cash bar, will be at the Stage Door Restaurant in the Welk Theater Complex, with show cast member Stan Phillips bringing us an interesting presentation. Sunday morning is departure day, or stay to enjoy more of Branson.
Hosting over seven million people each year, come see what all the excitement is about! As a USPA member, affiliated state member, or guest you will enjoy our special group rate at a top notch property, a fun lineup of activities, and great GA fellowship. Sign up now!
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Hotel: Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills, 203 S. Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO 65616. Our rate is $76, plus tax, which includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Call 417 335-4727 for reservations. To obtain our special rate, you must tell them that you are with the United States Pilots Association. The cut-off date for our block of rooms is April 18, so reserve your room now. The hotel can't guarantee availability or the special rate after that date. There will be a hospitality suite in the hotel.
Airport and FBO: Downtown/M. Graham Clark Airport (KPLK), 417 332-1848, has offered one night free tiedown, no landing or ramp fees, and a fuel discount. (They are also providing free coffee for our safety seminar.) For Avis rental cars at PLK, call 334-4945 and say you're with USPA.
Branson West Airport (KFWB), 417 272-3921, will waive one night tie down with fuel purchase. For rental cars, call the airport.
Branson Airport (KBBG), Branson Jet Center, 417 334-8234, no fees for all single engine piston aircraft under 4,000 lbs., no fuel purchase required, avgas discount also. Call the FBO for Enterprise rental cars. Please note the Branson Airport has two designators--one for airlines and one for GA. If you are arriving by airline, Branson Airport (BKG) is your destination.
Consider sharing rental cars, and make your reservations NOW.
If we do not get enough signed up for the shows and dinners well in advance to guarantee a minimum group rate, we will not be able to make deposits and book these things. So please make your decision now. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee group rates.
For more information, call Jan Hoynacki at 417 338-2225, 417 337-0827, or email t firstname.lastname@example.org.