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Fly-In Events

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Falcon Field (FFZ)


    Copperstate Fly in and Expo. Two days.

    www.copperstate.org for event information and cost to attend.  

    Pilot Expeditions will have a booth and will be speaking at the forums covering the adventure in a slide show of the recent trips to Mexico, Guatemala and Cuba with the flying club Baja Bush Pilots.  For critical Country Flying Requirements and Information visit www.bajabushpilots.com  

    Check out the October 2017 Edition of Pilot Expeditions 


    Please share this email and event with everyone you know! Support General Aviation

    Thanks Erik 


    • 1 Feb 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 4 Feb 2018
    • Mulege - Baja, Mexico


    Baja Bush Pilots Whales - Mulege - Kiss a Whale! 

    This year the Baja Bush Pilots have two trips - Mulege and Loreto.  Visit www.bajabushpilots.com for trip updates and to join. 

    Whales 2017 had over 220 persons and 65 aircraft in Loreto. 

    NOTAM - Pilot Expeditions has an alliance with the Baja Bush Pilots for guided trips South of the U.S. Border by private aircraft.  If the trip indicates "Baja Bush Pilots" you will need to to explore and Join the Baja Bush Pilots to attend this trip - Click Here


    • 8 Feb 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Feb 2018
    • Loreto - Baja, Mexico


    Baja Bush Pilots Whales - Loreto - Kiss a Whale! 

    This year the Baja Bush Pilots have two trips - Mulege and Loreto.  Visit www.bajabushpilots.com for trip updates and to join. 

    Whales 2017 had over 220 persons and 65 aircraft in Loreto. 

    NOTAM - Pilot Expeditions has an alliance with the Baja Bush Pilots for guided trips South of the U.S. Border by private aircraft.  If the trip indicates "Baja Bush Pilots" you will need to to explore and Join the Baja Bush Pilots to attend this trip - Click Here


    • 5 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 8 Apr 2018
    • Florence Arizona


    Pilot Expeditions will be setup in the campground for drinks and to hang out with flying friends- This is not an official group trip but listed as a "party" trip. This means there is no cost to register or attend but you will need to pay to camp etc.. Official information can be found by Clicking Here

    Once registered we will be emailing out our campsite location. Due to rules we will not be able to hang a banner so the only way to find us is to register. (no cost) 

    • 3 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • 6 May 2018
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Lake Havasu Arizona


    Desert Storm Fly-In 

    PILOT EXPEDITIONS GROUP TRIP

    What is Desert Storm ? 

    • Desert Storm is a world class collection of the most prestigious performance boats from across the nation in a multi day event. Including a  Poker run, Parade and Shootout.  Its been called a "mecca for performance boating".  The shootout has boats nearing 200 mph on the water.

    What is the Desert Storm 2018- Pilots Expeditions Trip?

    •  We are a group of aviators looking to hang out and get your feet wet as spectators to watch the performance boats and enjoy the scenery.

    Trip Highlights

    • Meet new flying and boating aviation friends and families exploring Lake Havasu and the Desert Storm Event
    • Name badges to all registered attendees
    • Photograph of your aircraft on final and roll out at Lake Havasu Airport
    • Street Parade with the some of the most powerful watercraft on the planet
    • Boat Parade 
    • Desert Storm Shootout. Watercraft with Speeds nearing 200 mph 
    • Pilot Expeditions Happy Hours and Dinners
    • Guest Speaker regarding "flying to Mexico and Central America by Private Aircraft" 

    Pilot Expeditions - Desert Storm Agenda

    • Day 1
    • Meet at the "street party" for the official Pilot Expedition kickoff. Meet up with other Pilot Expeditions pilots and crews.  The street party consists of a mile long stretch of downtown Lake Havasu City blocked off with the most expensive and extravagant watercraft on the planet available for viewing.  Bars and restaurants are buzzing with enthusiasts.
    • Day 2
    • The Parade is the first chance to see the boats in the water. Literally hundreds of boats line the Lake Havasu channel. We will have a space reserved on the lawn for the Pilot Expeditions to meet up.
    • The parade starts and ends early so most the day is open.
    • Happy Hour at 5:00 PM - Guest Speaker Erik McCormick will be covering "Flying to Cuba by private Aircraft". 
    • Dinner at 7:00


    Day 3.  Desert Storm Shootout.

    • Speeds nearing 200 mph on the water! Watch from the shore or make plans to get a boat and watch from the water. We are looking at renting a houseboat and sharing the costs depending on participation.
    • Official trip ends. Some will stay and explore and some will depart. 

    Capture your magic moment - Landing at Lake Havasu

    Pilot Expeditions photographer will be at the airport ready to capture your magic moment of your aircraft on final approach and roll out. We will provide a link after the event for you to download the photos.

    Airport information  

    Places to stay

    Hotels - Click Here 

    Tourism Page  - Resorts - Camping - RV parks - Cruises & more. Click here. 

    Cost to Attend:  Registration fee. * See below for details. 

    • $49. Per Adult. 
    • 17 Years and under - No Cost to Register

    Registration, Details and Cancellation Information

    Registration fee price includes: Name badge, agenda and ability to participate in official trip events. All events are optional. 

    One member of your aircraft or group must be a member of Pilot Expeditions. Click here to join. 

    Registration fees do not include any event fees, hotel, transportation, meals, Aircraft parking or other fees of any kind. 

    Trip attendee are responsible for paying and  making all reservations. In some cases we have negotiated  discounts that could apply or reserved time slots for the group. Please indicate you are with Pilot Expedition when making reservations for events or hotels. 

    To attend events pilot and crew (all persons) must be a registered attendee of the trip with a name badge. Non attendees will be asked to leave the event. We will have extra name badges with us for last minute signups. 

    Changes and Refund Policy

    Agenda - Locations - Cost of events are all subject to change. 

    Refund Policy of funds paid to Pilot Destination

    • Cancel 30 days or more prior to event start date 100% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded. 
    • Cancel 10 days or more prior to event start date - 50% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded.
    • Cancel 9 days or less to the event - 0% to be refunded. 

    Registrants agree and acknowledge and accept this "change and refund policy by completing registration form and paying registration fee.

    Airport photograph note. 

    In some cases due to photography mishaps we will miss your magic moment. We will make every possible effort to get a outstanding photo.


    • 14 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • 17 Jun 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Fort Bragg Califorina


    Redwood Forest - Skunk Train

    Pilot Expeditions Group Trip  

    Redwood Forest - Skunk Train  - Fly in and explore this amazing adventure. 

    Trip Highlights Include:

    • Make new flying friends and family's
    • Name badges to all Registered attendees
    • Explore the Redwoods via the Skunk Train
    • Photograph and Digital video of your aircraft on final and roll out at Little River Airport - Fort Bragg CA (LLR)
    • Pilot Expeditions Happy Hours and Dinners
    • Guest Speaker regarding Flying to Mexico and Central America by private aircraft
    • Pilot Expedition Golf Tournament

    Redwoods - Skunk train - Pilot Expeditions - Trip Agenda

    Day 1.  Thursday June 14-2018

    • Arrive at Little River Airport (KLLR)
    • 10:00 am to 3:00 PM - Photographer will be at the Little River Airport taking digital high resolution photosof your aircraft on final approach and roll out.
    • 6:00 pm - Meet and greet opening reception and Happy Hour
    • 7:00 pm - Pilot Expeditions Dinner
    • Day 2. Friday June 15-2018
    • TBD AM - Skunk Train
    • 5:00 PM - Extended Pilot Expedition Happy Hour  (5 pm to 7 pm)
    • 6:00 PM Guest speaker- Baja Bush Pilots - "Flying to Mexico and Central America by private aircraft".
    • 7:00 pm - Pilot Expeditions Dinner

    Day 3.  Saturday June 18 - 2018

    • 09:00 Am Pilot Expeditions Golf Tournament.  Awards for Lowest Score - Closest to hole in one - Highest Score 6:00 PM Pilot Expeditions Happy Hour
    • 7:00 pm - Pilot Expeditions Dinner
    • Day 4. Sunday June 18 - 2018
    • Official Trip is complete. Depart Little River Airport or stay and explore
    • Notice: Agenda subject to change - Updated agenda sent out 10 days prior to event.

    Airport Information

    "Little River Airport" Information - Click Here

    Airplane  not available - Drive or ride your bike.

    Important Links.

    Capture your magic moment - Landing at Little River Airport

    Pilot Expeditions photographer will be at the airport ready to capture your magic moment of your aircraft on final approach and roll out. We will provide a link after the event for you to download the photos.  

    Registration and Administration fee to attend.

    $49. Per Person.  (18 Years or older)

    • 17 years or younger.  No cost to register

    Registration, Details and Cancellation Information

    Registration fee price includes: Name Badge, Agenda and ability to participate in official trip events. All events are optional. 

    One member of your aircraft or group must be a member of Pilot Expeditions. Click here to join. 

    Registration fees do not include any event fees, hotel, transportation, meals, Aircraft parking or other fees of any kind. 
    Trip attendee are responsible for paying and  making all reservations. In some cases we have negotiated  discounts that could apply or reserved time slots for the group. Please indicate you are with Pilot Expedition when making reservations for events or hotels.

    To attend events pilot and crew (all persons) must be a registered attendee of the trip with a name badge. Non attendees will be asked to leave the event. We will have extra name badges with us for last minute signups.

    Changes and Refund Policy

    Agenda - Locations - Cost of events are all subject to change.

    Refund Policy of funds paid to Pilot Destination

    • Cancel 30 days or more prior to event start date 100% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded.
    • Cancel 10 days or more prior to event start date - 50% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded.
    • Cancel 9 days or less to the event - 0% to be refunded.

    Registrants agree and acknowledge and accept this "change and refund policy by completing registration form and paying registration fee.

    Airport photograph note. 

    In some cases due to photography mishaps we will miss your magic moment. We will make every possible effort to get a outstanding photo.

    • 2 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • 5 Aug 2018
    • (MDT)
    • Durango Colorado


    Durango Colorado - Silverton Railroad - Mesa Verde - Pilot Expeditions Group Trip Expeditions Group Trip  

    Fly in and explore and meet new or visit with your flying friends.

    Trip Highlights Include:
    • Make new flying friends and family's
    • Silverton Railroad through the San Juan Mountains
    • Mesa Verde Ancient Dwellings
    • Name badges to all Registered attendees
    • Photograph and Digital video of your aircraft on final and roll out at the airport in the Sky
    • Pilot Expeditions Happy Hours and Dinners
    • Guest Speaker regarding Flying to Mexico and Central America by private aircraft
    • Pilot Expedition Golf Tournament

    Durango Colorado - Silverton Railroad - Mesa Verde Pilot Expeditions - Trip Agenda

    Day 1.  Thursday August 2 - 2018

    • Arrive at La-Plata County  Airport (DRO)
    • 10:00 am to 3:00 PM - Photographer will be at the Durango - LaPlata Airport taking digital high resolution photos and Videos of your aircraft on final approach and roll out.
    • 6:00 pm - Meet and greet opening reception and Happy Hour
    • 7:00 pm   Pilot Expeditions Dinner

    Day 2. Friday August 3 -2018

    • TBD AM - Mesa Verde Experience
    • 5:00 PM - Extended Pilot Expedition Happy Hour  (5 pm to 7 pm)
    • 6:00 PM Guest speaker- Baja Bush Pilots - "Flying to Cuba by private aircraft".
    • 7:00 pm - Pilot Expeditions Dinner

    Day 3.  Saturday August 4 - 2018

    • TBD AM - Silverton Train -San Juan Mountains
    • 6:00 PM Pilot Expeditions Happy Hour
    • 7:00 pm - Pilot Expeditions Dinner

    Day 4. Sunday August 5 - 2018

    • Official Trip is complete. Depart Durango or stay and explore

    Notice: Agenda subject to change - Updated agenda sent out 10 days prior to event

    Airport Information

    "Durango - La Plata Country Airport" Information - Click Here 

    Airplane  not available or bad weather? Drive or Fly Commercial

    Important Links.

    Capture your magic moment - Landing at at Durango 

    Pilot Expeditions photographer will be at the airport ready to capture your magic moment of your aircraft on final approach and roll out. We will provide a link after the event for you to download the photos. 

    Registration and Administration fee to attend.

    $49. Per Person.  (18 Years or older)

    • 17 years or younger.  No cost to register

    Registration, Details and Cancellation Information

    Registration fee price includes: Name badge, Agenda and ability to participate in official trip events. All events are optional. 

    One member of your aircraft or group must be a member of Pilot Expeditions. Click here to join. 

    Registration fees do not include any event fees, hotel, transportation, meals, Aircraft parking or other fees of any kind.

    Trip attendee are responsible for paying and  making all reservations. In some cases we have negotiated  discounts that could apply or reserved time slots for the group. Please indicate you are with Pilot Expedition when making reservations for events or hotels.

    To attend events pilot and crew (all persons) must be a registered attendee of the trip with a name badge. Non attendees will be asked to leave the event. We will have extra name badges with us for last minute signups.

    Changes and Refund Policy

    Agenda - Locations - Cost of events are all subject to change.

    Refund Policy of funds paid to Pilot Destination

    • Cancel 30 days or more prior to event start date 100% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded.
    • Cancel 10 days or more prior to event start date - 50% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded.
    • Cancel 9 days or less to the event - 0% to be refunded.

    Registrants agree and acknowledge and accept this "change and refund policy by completing registration form and paying registration fee.

    Airport photograph note.

    In some cases due to photography mishaps we will miss your magic moment. We will make every possible effort to get a outstanding photo.

    • 4 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • 7 Oct 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Death Valley California


    Death Valley- Furnace Creek California  


    Dates  to be confirmed summer of 2018

    Fly in and explore Death Valley National Park

    Trip Highlights Include: 

    • Make new friends exploring Death Valley National Park with fellow aviators and family's 
    • Name badges to all Registered attendees 
    • Golf Tournament - Awards 
    • Pilot Expeditions Happy Hours and Dinners
    • Guest Speaker regarding Flying to Mexico and Central America by private aircraft

    Death Valley - Furnace Creek - Trip Agenda

    Day 1.  Thursday October 4 - 2018 

    • Arrive at Furnace Creek Airstrip. (LO6) 
    • 6:00 pm - Meet and greet opening reception and Happy Hour 
    • 7:00 pm Pilot Expeditions Dinner

    Day 2. Friday October 5 - 2018

    9:00 AM - Pilot Expeditions Golf Tournament.  Awards for Lowest Score - Closest to hole in one - Highest Score. This is the lowest golf course in the hemisphere.  

    • 5:00 PM - Extended Pilot Expedition Happy Hour  (5 pm to 7 pm) 
    • 6:00 PM Guest speaker  - Baja Bush Pilots - "Flying to Mexico and Central America by private aircraft". 
    • 7:00 pm - Pilot Expeditions Dinner  

    Day 3.  Saturday October 6 - 2018

    • Explore Death Valley on your own by Horseback or Jeep. See "things to do" for a full list. 
    • 6:00 PM Pilot Expeditions Happy Hour
    • 7:00 pm - Pilot Expeditions Dinner 

    Day 4. Sunday October 7 - 2017 

    • Official Trip is complete.

    Things to do at the Oasis at Death Valley

    To learn more about things to do.. Click Here 

    • Explore Death Valley National Park
    •  Bike Rentals
    • Jeep Rentals and Tours
    • Golf
    • Horseback
    • Massage
    • Photography
    • Shopping
    • Stargazing
    • Health and Recreation. (kids) 

    Airport Information

    Airnav Link - Click Here

    Airplane  not available or bad weather? Drive your auto. 

    Important Links. 

    Guest Speaker time and date TBD will be covering his favorite places to fly South of the US border. www.bajabushpilots.com

    Registration and Administration fee to attend.

    $49. Per Person.  (18 Years or older) 

    17 years or younger.  No cost to register

    Registration, Details and Cancellation information

    Registration fee price includes: Name badge, Agenda and ability to participate in official trip events. All events are optional. 

    One member of your aircraft or group must be a member of Pilot Expeditions. Click here to join. 

    Registration fees do not include any event fees, hotel, transportation, meals, Aircraft parking or other fees of any kind. 

    Trip attendee are responsible for paying and  making all reservations. In some cases we have negotiated  discounts that could apply or reserved time slots for the group. Please indicate you are with Pilot Expedition when making reservations for events or hotels. 

    To attend events pilot and crew (all persons) must be a registered attendee of the trip with a name badge. Non attendees will be asked to leave the event. We will have extra name badges with us for last minute signups.

    Changes and Refund Policy

    Agenda - Locations - Cost of events are all subject to change. 

    Refund Policy of funds paid to Pilot Destination

    • Cancel 30 days or more prior to event start date 100% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded. 
    • Cancel 10 days or more prior to event start date - 50% of moneys paid for trip registration to Pilot Expeditions will be refunded.
    • Cancel 9 days or less to the event - 0% to be refunded. 

    Registrants agree and acknowledge and accept this "change and refund policy by completing registration form and paying registration fee. 

Pilot Expeditions is a division of Taking Off Solutions, LLC - An Arizona LLC. 

Call or Email 
Office: +1 (480) 888-6380
Erik@PilotExpeditions.com 

Pilot Expeditions
PO Box 9685 
Chandler Heights, AZ 85127