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2019 Fly-in Finale to Cody WY


Don’t Miss the 2019 Season Fly-in Finale!
Cody Wyoming (KCOD)

Bob and Shawn Kinney are hosting the final, official CPA fly-in of the 2019 season
October 11 - 13, 2019. 


 CodyWySign  Join us for a visit to the town that Buffalo Bill Cody made famous.  Cody was founded by Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who passed through the region in the 1870s. He was so impressed by the many development possibilities that he returned in the mid-1890s to start a town.

Cody is located along the Shoshone River and is nestled at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains. Cody and the surrounding areas boast superb scenery and many areas fit for a variety of outdoor activities. As a popular tourist destination, Cody has many fantastic restaurants, shopping locations, art galleries, museums, and businesses. 


Friday October 11th

Arrive KCOD (Choice Aviation) (327 nm from KBJC) by 11:00 a.m.
(Chat w/ fellow CPA en-route air-to-air on 122.75). 

Upon arrival, rental cars will be distributed to each appointed driver.   

Following our arrival on Friday afternoon October 11, and lunch & ice cream at Annie’s Soda Saloon, our intrepid CPA fly-in group is slated to visit the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center/Museum. (Admission Adults $9 & Seniors $7). This world-class museum is dedicated to passing on the Heart Mountain story to future generations. Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories, and interactive exhibits, guests to the Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those Japanese and Japanese Americans who were confined here during WWII. The "Heart Mountain Relocation Center" opened in August 1942 and imprisoned more than 14,000 people during its three-year existence. The last incarcerees left Wyoming in November 1945.

Following our Heart Mountain visit we’ll head back to the Holiday Inn to check in, get settled in, and prep for CPA’s 5:00 Happy Hour (Bring light snacks to share & BYOB).  Those interested in a walk around town prior to happy hour are welcome to stretch your legs.  Dinner and/or ice cream is on your own following happy hour.  Enjoy Cody!

Buffalo Bill

CodyEventsCenter Saturday October 12th

The Cody EAA has offered to play host to our Colorado CPA members for an airport pancake breakfast followed by its local members opening their hangars for a “show and tell” session.  (We’re guessing a small donation would be appreciated). We’ll depart the Holiday Inn for the airport at 7:45 a.m.  

The rest of the day will be spent at the primary venue that drew us to Cody. . .The Buffalo Bill Center of the West.  (Admission Adults $19.25 & Seniors $18.25).  This conglomeration of five wonderful museums under one roof is remarkable.  Center stage is the renowned Cody Firearms Museum which re-opened in July following a two year renovation.  Do the research, there’s none finer.  The Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Plains Indian Museum, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and the Draper Museum of Natural History round out the offerings of the BBCW.  There truly is something for everyone at this remarkable facility. 

Happy hour back at the Holiday Inn Saturday evening will be so very welcome following this long day of exploring the West. A BYOB happy hour will be the prelude to our fine group dining experience at Buffalo Bill’s “”.  How do we follow that up?  Bed time baby. . .bed time!

Sunday October 13th:

After breakfast Sunday morning
, we’ll make the normal early CPA departure for home and say goodbye to another memorable CPA fly-in experience.  It’s a scenic flight back to “Colorful Colorado” but the memories will last a lifetime.  

What a great fly-in season we’re having.  Now, if we can just impose on the Wyoming and Colorado weather gods for one last bit of good aviation weather, it would be the topper for a great fly-in season.  Join us, won’t you?  You’ll never find better friends than those CPA members you share your flying destinations with.
 Cody Statue


Hotel Information: We will be staying at the Holiday Inn.  Our room rate is $119 per night and there is no cancellation penalty up until 72 hours prior to date of arrival.  Their number is 307-587-5555.  Ten rooms are being held for Colorado Pilots Association up until September 15, 2019.  

Registration Fee: $35/pp  If you wish to pay by check, Please download the form and mail in with your check from here - Cody Registration.  Online registration will indicate "PayPal" as the payment option, but PayPal is the portal to the credit card payment system, so please use that to pay by credit card.

Rental Car Drivers: We will need a driver for each rental car who will rent and pay for it individually and then be reimbursed afterwards.

Any questions: please contact Bob Kinney with his contact information found below.

Friday, October 11, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019
FBO at KCOD is Choice Aviation
Yellowstone Regional Airport
Cody, WY   8

Robert "Bob" Kinney
303-887-3328 (p)
303-887-3328 (c)
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