California Flight Tour

$80.00

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October 3rd – Best Western Pine Tree Motel (Pre Event Hotel)

Group rate for Room and Tax – Breakfast Included

October 4th – Vagabond Inn Sylmar

Group rate for Room and Tax – Continental Breakfast

October 5th – Quality Inn Near Fort Hunter Liggett

Group rate for Room and Tax – Breakfast Included

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Small copy of your event number

Description

California Flight Tour October 4-6

The California Flight Tour is a three day road tour with a fun twist. Do you like planes? Do you like driving fun winding back roads? Do you like a time and distance challenge? If you answered yes any of these questions, then this is the road tour for you and one that will be remembered for a while.

Starting in Chino, CA, we will be working our way north, making stops at seven air museums before ending in Sacramento at the Aerospace Museum of California. Day one will start with Yanks Air Museum followed by a stop to the Planes of Fame Museum. After this, we will head to lunch and followed by a short fun drive to the SR71 Air Park. The day will end with a short drive to Burbank along the back roads. Saturday will start with a short fun drive which will transition us across the state to the California Commemorative Air Force Museum. From here we will hit one of the longer drive sections on our way to lunch. There will be a quick photo stop at the Santa Clara Air Museum.  The end of day will include a fun back road drive to the overnight destination. Sunday will be the last day of the drive. It will begin with a fun morning drive to Castle Air Museum, followed by a short drive to lunch and ending at the Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento.

Pre-event hotel – October 3rd

For those who are driving to the start of the event, we have arranged a group rate on a few rooms at the following hotel:

Address: Best Western Pine Tree Motel – 12018 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710

Day 1: Cleared for Take Off

Date: October 4th
Meet up Address:
 Best Western Pine Tree Motel – 12018 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710
Time:
8:00am
Depart:
8:45am drive start, on the dot!
Activity: Registration and assist with decal application

We will make the short drive from the hotel to Yanks Air Museum followed by the Planes of Fame Museum.

Address: Yanks Air Museum  – 7000 Merrill Avenue #35, A270, Chino, CA 91710
Time: 9:00am
Depart: 10:00am

Address: Planes of Fame Museum  – 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
Time: 10:00am
Depart: 11:00am

After Planes of Fame we will make a short drive to lunch at Woohoo’s Fish Taco Restaurant.

Address: 11561 Foothill Blvd #101, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Time
: 11:15-12:00pm

There will be a 68 mile drive to the Joe Davis and Black Bird Air Parks. We have to be at Joe Davies before 2:00pm to see the planes so we will need to not delay at lunch. The Black Bird Park is open later so we will have time to visit after the museum.

Address: 2001 E Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93550
Address: 2503 E Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93550
Time: ~1:20pm – 2:40pm

The final leg of the day will conclude with a back roads drive through the mountains to Burbank for our first overnight.

Group hotel: Quality Inn Burbank Airport
Address:
2255 N Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91504

Dinner location for the group: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – 107 South First Street, Burbank, CA 91502
Time: 6:30pm till you are tired

Day 2: Long Down-wind Leg

Our second day of the tour will have two major stops. The first will be the Commemorative Air Force of SoCal and the second is Santa Maria Museum of Flight. This day will have the longest not so fun freeway sections as we have to cover the SoCal concrete jungle territory.

Group hotel: Quality Inn Burbank Airport
Address:
2255 N Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91504
Depart Time: 8:00am On the DOT!

We have an 87 mile drive planned with about 20 miles of back roads. Sadly, the rest will be cut-over freeway driving to make it to the museum when it opens.

Address:  Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing – 9501, 455 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
time: 10:00am – 11:00am

The next leg of the journey is one of the longer back road sections with a lot of twists and turns. We will head over the mountain pass and over to our lunch stop.

Lunch Stop: Cuyama Buckhorn – 4923 Primero St, New Cuyama, CA 93254
Time: ~12:00pm – 12:45pm

After lunch we will make the short, direct drive to the smallest museum on our tour at the Santa Maria Museum of Flight.

Address: Santa Maria Museum of Flight – 3015 Airpark Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455

Time: 3:00-3:30pm

The last part of the day will be another back road drive through the hills to our second overnight stop.

Group hotel: Quality Inn Near Fort Hunter Liggett
Address:
1190 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930

Dinner location for the group: The Cork & Plough – 200 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930
Time: 6:30pm till you are tired

Day 3: On Final

For the last day of our tour we will make the final push to the state capital. This will have the longest driving section of the trip as we wind through the Central Valley. We will start with a long haul drive to our first museum before spending the rest of the day on back roads to end at the Aerospace Museum of California.

Group hotel: Quality Inn Near Fort Hunter Liggett
Address:
1190 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930
Depart: 7:30am – Early start to make sure we make it on time

Our first stop is the Castle Air Museum. We will have 1 hour, as with all the stops, to explore the grounds before we need to head off to lunch.

Address: Castle Air Museum – 5050 Santa Fe Dr, Atwater, CA 95301
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

We will depart for a short drive to lunch through the old mine towns along the foothills. Lunch will be in a small town on the river for our last day of the tour.

Address: The River’s Edge – 17525 Sonora Rd, Knights Ferry, CA 95361
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Our last drive section together will take us on some local favorite back roads. One section known as the roller coaster will most certainly have those in the car laughing as you roll over the long sweeping hill sections. The end of the drive will be through town to the Aerospace Museum.

Address: Aerospace Museum of California – 3200 Freedom Park Dr, McClellan Park, CA 95652
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

For those who would like one last hora, we will head to Arden for a last dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.

Address: The Cheesecake Factory – 1771 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Time: 5:00pm

Like and Tag the museums we will be visiting.

Yanks Air Museum @YanksAirMuseum

Planes of Fame Air Museum @planesoffameairmuseum

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Blackbird Airpark @BlackbirdAirpark

Commemorative Air Force @CommemorativeAF @officialcafsocal

Santa Maria Museum of Flight

Castle Air Museum @castleairmuseum

Aerospace Museum of California @AerospaceMuseumCA