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Upcoming FlyOuts

Kansas City FlyOut 2022

Kansas City, MO
June 23-26, 2022

About the FlyOut

KCSkylineKansas city started as an outpost in 1821 for French fur traders traveling up the Missouri River from St Louis. By 1833 it was flourishing for those headed west for expeditions and to settle.

Kansas City sits on Missouri's western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It is know for BBQ, jazz, and fountains. KC has museums and activites for everyone of all ages. 

Visit three museums with the group, explore the city on your own with free time, and enjoy two group meals. 

 

Activity Highlights

WINGS Safety Seminar

FAA WINGS Safety SeminarUSPA safety seminars are open to everyone, and we encourage local pilots to attend whether they are USPA members or not. The safety seminar will include a guest speaker on a safety-related topic of interest and is eligible for WINGS credits.

 

BBQ At The Airport

Relax after the journey to Kansas City. Catch up with your friends and make some new ones! USPA and EAA Chapter 91 are hosting a Barbeque at the airport (KLXT, Lee's Summit). The BBQ is included for USPA Members and those attending the FlyOut and/or safety seminar. Make sure you come hungry to enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs! 

 

National WWI Museum

WW1museumThe National World War I Museum and Memorial opened in 1926 as the Liberty Memorial. In 2004, it was designated by the United States Congress as the country's official war memorial and museum dedicated to World War I. Today the Museum and Memorial operates as a non-profit dedicated to honoring those who served in the Great War.

From the origins of the National WWI Museum and Memorial to current exhibitions and events, the Museum has many things to offer. There are traditional galleries about the war and special exhibits.

Tour the museum with the group. If you are looking for something a little more, you can experience the Liberty Memorial Tower or Wylie Gallery for an extra cost.

 

TWA Museum

TWA MuseumThe TWA Museum’s goal is to ensure a permanent, expanding and professionally exhibited collection of artifacts that bring the story of TWA to life here in Kansas City, where it all began. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of Trans World Airlines’ leadership in the world of commercial aviation.

 

 

Arabia Steamboat Museum

arabiaSteamboat

When the mighty Arabia Steamboat sank near Kansas City on September 5, 1856, she carried 200 tons of mystery cargo. Lost for 132 years, its recovery in 1988 was like finding the King Tut’s Tomb of the Missouri River. The discovery was truly a modern day treasure-hunting story at its best.

The artifacts are preserved and displayed at the Arabia Steamboat Museum, located in the historic City Market. From clothing, fine china and carpentry tools to guns, dishes and children’s toys to the world’s oldest pickles—the collection captivates visitors of all ages. Whether it’s your first visit to this favorite Kansas City attraction or you come every year, the treasures of the Arabia Steamboat will connect you to American history in a new and exciting way.

 

Explore On Your Own

Kansas City has a bit of everything. If you are a foodie, there are many local restaurants to check out. There are many museums, fountains, and art to enjoy. 

Kansas City Visitors Guide     

 

Group Dinners

Each evening the group will meet in the hospitality room at the hotel for a catered meal. 

Friday BBQ, meal includes meat, sides, beverage, and dessert.

Saturday Pizza, meal includes pizza, salad, beverage, and desert.

 

 

 

Schedule of Activities

Thursday, June 23
5:30 pm BBQ at the Airport (KLXT)
7 pm Safety Seminar  
Friday, June 24
10 am National WWI Museum  
12 pm Lunch on your own  
1:30 pm TWA Museum  
6:30 pm Group Dinner BBQ  
Saturday, June 25
10 am Arabia Steamboat Museum  
12 pm Lunch and afternoon exploring on your own  
6:30 pm Group Dinner Pizza  
Sunday, June 26
Depart at your leisure or stay and enjoy Kansas City.  
   

Travel Information

Airport and FBO

KLXT - Lee's Summit Municipal Airport
FBO: Lee's Summit Municipal Airport
Phone: 816-696-1186
Group Perks: ramp fee waived with fuel purchase, 25 cent fuel discount on full-service. Limited hangar space available.

KLXT-AirNav      FBO Website

Rental Cars

FBO: Lee's Summit Municipal Airport
Please contact Dana at the FBO, 816-969-1186

Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Merriam
7400 W Frontage Rd
Merriam, Kansas 66203
P: (913) 236-0465


Reservations can be made online using the link below or by calling the hotel reservations department at 913-236-0465.
Make sure you tell them you are with United States Pilots Association, use booking code USP or use the reservation link below. 

Double - $109/night plus tax
Single King - $109/night plus tax

Rates include breakfast, and free parking.

If you would like to fly in early or stay late, please contact the hotel directly to book and they will honor the rate.
No penalty cancellation if made more than 24 hours prior to check-in.
Room availability cannot be guaranteed after June 8, 2022.

Online Reservations and Hotel Website

Activity Costs

BBQ at the Airport - Inclused for those attending the FlyOut.
National WWI Museum - $16/person.
TWA Museum - $10/person.
Group BBQ Dinner - $22/person.
Arabia Steamboat Museum - $12.50/person.
Group Pizza Dinner - $20/person.
Meals - Any meal other than the Thursday BBQ Dinner, Friday Dinner, and Saturday Dinner are not included and will be the responsibility of the participant.

Cancellation Deadline

We understand with small airplanes and the weather that plans may need to be flexible or change. With COVID-19 and personal situations you may also need to change your travel plans. You may cancel your registration for a full refund or credit towards another FlyOut if canceled before June 9, 2022. After June 9, 2022 some activity fees may be non-refundable. 

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 has had different impact depending on where you are in the world. With current social distancing guidelines and local ordinances, participants may be required to wear a mask or face covering for indoor venues and any group activities where social distancing is not possible. Participants are encouraged to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing whenever possible. More information will be provided to registrants closer to the date of the FlyOut based on information we receive from local authorities and event venues.

Register and Pay Online

USPA Member General Registration:  $25/person
USPA Non-Member General Registration: $45/person
*Please note that members will need to login for the member discount to apply. 

Register One Person     Register Multiple People 

Registration fees for USPA events include snacks, soft drinks and a hospitality room in the designated hotel where members can freely congregate. Participants at USPA events must make their own hotel and rental car reservations except where otherwise indicated. USPA events are organized by USPA volunteers, providing discounted group rates for hotels and events, but spaces can be limited, so register and make reservations early to ensure you enjoy the discounted rates.