Fall FlyOut 2022
September 29 - October 2, 2022
Tucson was founded as a military fort by the Spanish in 1775. It was included in the state of Sonora after Mexico gained independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. In 1853, the United States aquired the region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico from Mexico under the Gadsden Purchase.
Tucson served as the capitol of the the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877. Tucson was Arizona's largest city by population until it was surpassed by Phoenix in 1920.
Tucson is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and a year-round outdoor playground. You can be secluded or social in Tucson. The city’s central core is a vibrant area with the University of Arizona, Fourth Avenue and a lively downtown. Stray in any direction from the interior to find endless outdoor space. Tucson is known for its culture and incredible dining, which can be found no matter where you are.
Visit three museums with the group, explore the city on your own with free time, and enjoy two group meals.
WINGS Safety Seminar
USPA 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.
Pima Air and Space Museum
The Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features about 400 historic aircraft from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner. Sitting on 80 acres the museum opened its doors to the public in May of 1976. Over the past 40 years, the musuem has grown to encompass six indoor exhibit hangars with three of them dedicated to WWII.
The group will have a guided tour of the main hangar, a tram tour of the outside airplane ramp, and free time to explore the museum on your own.
Titan Missile Museum
The Titan Missile Museum, also known as Air Force Facility Missile Site 8 or as Titan II ICBM Site 571-7, is a former ICBM site located about 40 km south of Tucson, Arizona. It was constructed in 1963 and deactivated in 1984. In 1994 it was declared a National Historic Landmark and is the only Titan II complex to survive from the late Cold War period.
The underground facilities consist of a three-level launch control center, the eight level silo containing the missile and its related equipment, and the connecting structures of access tunnels, blast locks, and the access portal with equipment elevator.
The group will take a guided tour of the facility. Visitors must be able to descend and climb 55 metal grate stair steps and stand for 45 minutes to access the underground portion of the tour. Guests unable to descend and ascend 55 stair steps or who cannot stand for 45 minutes will be limited to the surface portion of the site and will not have access to the underground area.
Explore On Your Own
Tucson 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.
Tucson Visitors Guide
|Thursday, September 29|
|7 pm||Safety Seminar|
|Friday, September 30|
|9:30 am||Pima Air Museum Group Tours|
|12 pm||Group Lunch at the Pima Air Museum Cafe (food cost not included)|
|1:30 pm||Pima Air Museum - Explore on your own|
|Saturday, October 1|
|10 am||Titan Missile Museum|
|12 pm||Lunch and afternoon exploring on your own|
|Sunday, October 2|
|Depart at your leisure or stay and enjoy Tucson|
Airport and FBO
KTUS - Tucson International
FBO: Enterprise or Hertz
Can be coordinated and delivered to the FBO
Home2 Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport
6555 S Bay Colony Dr
Tucson, AZ 85756
Reservations can be made online using the link below or by calling the hotel reservations department at 520-622-9655, press 0 for the operator, not the option for reservations.
Make sure you tell them you are with United States Pilots Association, use booking code CHTUSP or use the reservation link below.
If you have any trouble with contacting the hotel for your reservation, Margie Bauer with USPA is availabe to help at 928-575-0056.
King Studio Suite - $105/night plus tax
Rates include breakfast, and free parking.
No penalty cancellation if made more than 24 hours prior to check-in.
Room availability cannot be guaranteed after August 29, 2022.
Online Reservations and Hotel Website
Pima Air and Space Museum - $40/person (General Admission, Private Walking Tour, Private Tram Tour)
Titan Missile Museum - $16/person.
Meals - All meals are not included and will be the responsibility of the participant.
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 September 12, 2022. After September 12, 2022 some activity fees may be non-refundable.
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.
USPA Member General Registration: $20/person
USPA Non-Member General Registration: $40/person
*Please note that members will need to login for the member discount to apply.
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.