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KHSG - Thermopolis Wyoming

Escape to Thermopolis!

June 24 - June 25

CPA Fly-in Sponsor: Deal Lyle

Last day to register: May 25, 2023
Make your hotel reservation by: June 10, 2023

What’s not to love about a town named Thermopolis! Its past meets future – Sci-Fi and ancient Greece combined! Be the envy of your family, friends and neighbors or – just be cool and join us June 24! This trip will be good for your bones! You will have opportunities to; Soak your bones (hot springs), Dig for bones (fossils), Fish for bones (fishing) and “Medicate” your bones with a tour of a whiskey distillery!

Let’s get down to the bare bones about this amazing trip.

Dig for Bones - Visit museums, explore fossil digs, see and learn about the dinosaurs that roamed the earth long before we did.

Soak your bones - Enjoy the hot spring around Thermopolis. They are natural and have been a source to help people relax and feel rejuvenated.

Fish for bones - World class rivers await you to challenge your skills & abilities –take this option of tempting your luck to ensure you have something to brag about during our gatherings, other than your alleged aviation skills.

"Medicate" your bones - Tour Wyoming’s first distillery which happens to only contain 100% Wyoming based ingredients and only produces in Wyoming. They don’t do public tours, but, they are making an exception for our group.
Lodging: Hot Springs Hotel & Spa  (307-864-3131)

There is a block of 10 rooms reserved for the Colorado Pilots Association at the Hot Springs Hotel & Spa for $114.00 per night (COPA Block of rooms). Please make reservations prior to June 10.

The room reservation is fully refundable prior to 3:00 PM on June 23rd.
Ground Transportation: Free!
Nate the airport manager has arranged to have 3 cars available for our use for free! I’ve yet to meet a pilot anywhere who doesn’t appreciate free. He said “they won’t be fancy, but, we will have them for you” – so expect a typical small town courtesy car. We will get everyone to town, or make multiple trips as needed. Plus this will allow people to really get out and enjoy the aspects of the trip they want to. If you can take on fuel, please make sure to top your tanks as a way to show our appreciation.
Arrival, Saturday June 24
Arrive: Between 9:00 & 9:30 AM at Hot Springs County Airport (KHSG), 292 miles from KCFO. Then we’ll proceed via ground transportation to the hotel to check in/unload (if we can) and disperse to begin your adventures.
Approximate Itinerary:
This is an approximate schedule. We may need to shift a few options or venues because of changes. If that occurs, I will work to notify the group.

9:00 – 9:30: Arrive at KHSG, tie down and unload
10:00 – 10:30: Head to the hotel to organize activities.
10:45: Post Arrival: Stretch your bones! (lunch/late breakfast on your own)

There are 4 options: your choice
1) Soak your bones - depart for the hot springs then return to dig for bones
2) Fish for bones then dig the Dinos or Soak your bones
3) Dig for Dinos then soak your bones
4) Medicate your bones - head out to Kirby WY (12 miles) to tour the whiskey distillery then return to soak or fish or dig or chill. This is time driven, we must be there by 11:00 AM.

4:30 - Reconvene: at the Hot Springs Hotel & Spa
5:30 – Happy hour (Safari Club at the hotel)
7:00 – 8:30 Dinner: One Eyed Buffalo
9:00 - Safari Club (at the hotel): Discussions spanning; Fishing, Aviation, and other topics. Stories we all know are generally thought to be un-true and shared around the campfire.

Departure: Sunday June 25 – 11:00
7:00 – 8:30 – Caffeinate and pack your bones (coffee, checkout and load ground vehicles)
8:30 – 9:30 – Feed your bones – Breakfast Black Bear Cafe
10:00 – Group picture and departure

Saturday, June 24, 2023 to Sunday, June 25, 2023
KHSG - Thermopolis Wyoming
1080 Manning Road
Thermopolis, WY  82443

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dean Lyle
720-470-7224 (p)
CPA Fly-in Sponsored
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only