Hello friends and fellow Cub pilots,
Are you ready for the 35th Annual WEST COAST CUB FLY-IN ?!
The event takes place on July 12th, 13th and 14th, 2019 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Most arrivals are typically on Thursday, on into Friday morning, and departures are usually early Sunday morning after breakfast.
This year’s 35th anniversary and theme:
Not only will we be celebrating our 35th Cub fly-in this year – we’ll also be honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing (July 20, 1969) with the theme of “Fly Me to the Moon!”
You’re invited! Join us and other Cub enthusiasts in celebrating 35 years of fun!
Registration is Friday and Saturday between 10am and 5pm. If you’re planning to have your plane judged and participate in the Fly-in contests, you will need to be registered by 1pm on Saturday. The registration fee is $20 which helps cover the cost of ribbons, award plaques, and door prizes. Included in the registration packet will be a Certificate of Attendance for your tax exemption filing.
Pilot Proficiency Contests take place on Saturday starting at 1:30pm. To participate you must register in advance (we ask for a donation of $5 from each contest participant), and attend the Pilot’s Safety Briefing at 1:00pm on Saturday prior to the start of the contest. Contests will be open to all Cubs, and will be limited to 50 planes due to the time it takes to complete the contest.
Time and weather permitting, after the Pilot Proficiency Contest we’ll organize a mass scenic flight – the Point Conception Light House Tour.
What else do we have planned?!
On Friday we serve up a great Spaghetti feed, followed by dessert. Dinner starts at 6:00pm. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks will be available during the day on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday and Sunday a super breakfast of pancakes, sausage and strawberries will be served between 7am and 10am. Then, on Saturday between 5pm and 7pm we will be serving our famous and outstanding Tri Tip BBQ with all the fixin’s!
After Saturday’s dinner we will present the awards and draw for door prizes. Awards will be presented for the First to Arrive (and stay for the event), the Farthest Distance flown from home base, the Best Cub, the Oldest Cub, and the Oldest and Youngest Cub Pilot. In addition, there will be awards presented to the winners of the pilot proficiency contests, and also the judging contests – more on that to come with updated judging criteria!
Remember that the temperature goes down with the sun, so please bring a warm change of clothing.
If you have them, please bring your own tie downs, stakes and chocks as the overflow and late comers will most likely be parked on the grass or dirt. Several hangars have been built where we used to park the larger and non-Cub types, so most of the non-Cub types will now be parked on the south side of the airport, next to the hotel.
Those of you flying from the north, be advised that the Santa Maria Airport (KSMX) is a Class D airspace. You should be at least 3000 ft. when crossing that airport, or be in contact with the tower on 118.3
Lompoc Airport UNICOM is 122.700
Hotel Accommodations and Transportation
We don’t have much in the way of camping facilities, however you’re welcome to pitch a tent or roll out a sleeping bag – some folks sleep under their planes. If you choose to forego the “tarmac camping” experience, there are several hotels nearby…
Adjacent to the airport is the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western
(Previously known as the “Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites”)
located at 1621 North H Street, Lompoc, CA – adjacent to the airport.
Call the hotel directly at 1-805-735-8555 to book your room with the front desk,
and use the West Coast Cub Fly-in Group ID 4373.
Book your room before June 30th for the discounted summer rates.
The group rates they offered are: 1 Queen: $115, Double Queen $125, or Suite $135 (1 Queen)
Just a few more steps down the street is Motel 6
located at 1521 North H Street, Lompoc, CA.
Motel 6 offered us the best group rates!
Tell them you’re with the “West Coast Cub Fly-in” Group ID: GPD0R8HD6I
You MUST call 1-800-544-4866 before June 10 to book at these rates:
Room with 1 Queen bed (1-2 adults) $68 including tax (regular $85)
Room with 2 Queen beds (1-2 adults) $75 including tax (regular $90)
The Holiday Inn Express is also near the airport (continue walking down the street a few more steps past Motel 6) located at 1417 North H Street, Lompoc, CA. However, their online rates were the best they could offer.
You can also check out this list of hotels in Lompoc
The above mentioned hotels are within an easy walking distance from the airport, however if you need a rental car there’s Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1137 North H Street, Ste S, Lompoc (805) 735-4147, or Hertz Rent-a-Car at 415 W Central Ave, Lompoc (805) 736-4206.
At the end of the event we would be happy to provide you with a ride back to your hotel – just ask at the T-shirt booth!
Planning to Attend?
Enjoy a weekend of fun with your fellow Cub enthusiasts!
If you can, let us know that you plan to attend by visiting our event announcement on Facebook at the West Coast Cub Fly-in Event Page, and click the button indicating that you’ll be “Going” to the event.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to Contact us
Use your Instagram account to post those special West Coast Cub Fly-in photos, and be sure to use the hashtag #westcoastcubflyin
Visit us our event announcement on Facebook at the West Coast Cub Fly-in Event Page, and let us know if you’re Interested or Going.
And give our page a Like over at: West Coast Cub Fly-in on Facebook too, if you haven’t already!
See you at the fly-in!