Branson 2023 FlyOut
May 18 - 21, 2023
Each year millions of visitors are drawn to Branson, Missouri to experience live entertainment, family-oriented attractions, and the stunning beauty of the Ozarks. With over 50 theaters and 100 running shows, come join USPA members as we enjoy a sampling of the best of them. Amusement parks, aquariums, shopping, or boating on the lake, there is something for everyone.
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.
Top of the Rock
Visit Top of the Rock to explore the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail where we will drive our own electric carts on an unforgettable 2.5 mile journey over a beautiful trail created to highlight stunning rock formations, waterfalls, and views of Table Rock Lake. A short shuttle will then take us to lunch at Arnie’s Barn, offering traditional Texas BBQ and contemporary Tex-Mex cuisine paired with magnificent views of the Cathedral of Nature which was transported from Arnold Palmer’s hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to its location today at Top of the Rock, where it was carefully reassembled by local Amish craftsmen. Following lunch we will experience the co-located Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum where you will find yourself face-to-face with prehistoric creatures, galleries showcasing the American West and Civil War, and astounding collections of Native American artifacts and artwork. Note: There is a $10 parking fee—credit cards only.
Grand Country Jubilee
Friday evening we will have dinner at the Grand Country Buffet where we can enjoy an experience reminiscent of dinner at Grandma’s house with slow-roasted succulent roast, salads, fresh baked breads, and mouth watering desserts. Afterward, we will enjoy the Grand Jubilee where audiences fall in love with the tight harmonies and dynamic performance of Branson’s Best Quartet, New South! This incredible group entertains with spectacular music, great harmonies, and family comedy. Mark, Luke, Barry, and Eric sing all of your favorite songs.
The Hughes Brothers Show
Saturday evening we will enjoy a delicious dinner and show at the Hughes Brothers Theatre where with over four decades of show business under their belts, they promise to have you at the edge of your seat. With production as their specialty, their tight harmonies, cutting edge technology, and explosive energy will bring an entertainment experience you can’t miss.
Explore On Your Own
Saturday afternoon there will be time to experience what Branson has to offer.
Check out the Branson Visitors Website for all there is to do.
Branson Visitors Website
Schedule of Activities
|Thursday, May 18|
|7 pm||Safety Seminar||KPLK Airport|
|Friday, May 19|
|10:30 am||Lost Canyon Nature Cave Trail||Top of the Rock|
|12:00 pm||Lunch at Arnie's Barn (pay on your own)||Top of the Rock|
|1:00 pm||Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum||Top of the Rock|
|6:00 pm||Grand Country Buffet||Grand Country Resort|
|7:30 pm||Grand Jubilee Theatre||Grand Country Resort|
|Saturday, May 20|
|9:30 am||USPA Annual Membership and Board Meetings|
|12 pm||Lunch and Afternoon Activities On Your Own|
|6:30 pm||Hughes Brothers Dinner Theatre||Hughes Brothers Theatre|
|8:00 pm||Hughes Brothers Show||Hughes Brothers Theatre|
|Sunday, May 21|
|Depart at your leisure or stay and enjoy Branson.|
Airport and FBO
KPLK - M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport
Group Perks: One night free tiedown and a fuel discount.
KPLK-AirNav FBO Website
Avis Rental Cars
Say you're with USPA for a 10% discount
Comfort Inn and Suites at Thousand Hills
203 Wildwood Dr
Branson, MO 65616
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel.
Make sure you tell them you are with United States Pilots Association.
Special Rate - $89/night plus tax
Includes breakfast and free parking.
Rates apply several days before and after our flyout dates, include breakfast, wifi, and free parking.
No penalty if cancellation is made more than 24 hours prior to check-in.
Room availability cannot be guaranteed after April 21, 2022.
Top of the Rock Adventures and Lunch - $37/person (Activities Cost Only, does not include lunch)
Grand Country Dinner Theatre - $42/person (includes show and dinner)
Hughes Brothers Dinner Theatre - $51/person (Includes show and dinner)
Meals - All meals are on your own and not included in the registration fee unless specified as included
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 April 21, 2022. After April 21, 2022, 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.
Register and Pay Online
USPA Member General Registration: $15/person
USPA Non-Member General Registration: $35/person
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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.