November 1st 2014
The Tucson Treasure Hunt is a flying event to test the pilot and crew in flying and identifying from the air. This is not a race, but a scavenger hunt in the sky with the opportunity to purchase poker hands to play later too! You will receive a set of clues that will guide you around a course. Each clue is a riddle to be answered by finding a landmark or item on the Phoenix Sectional Chart. You may be directed to a secret airport. At the end of the circuit, you will hand in your clues, play your poker hands, and break for lunch. The crew with the most right answers wins!
There will be trophies and cash prizes – you might brush up on your spot landings, too.
The event is conducted under FAA VFR flight rules. The hunt is open to all pilots with at least a private pilot certificate. Another pilot or observer is required. This person does not have to be a certificated pilot.
Location: The event will start at Tucson International Airport (KTUS). When you land, request parking at Million Air. They will be expecting you. The phone number for Million Air is 520-445-6300. Parking is free for the weekend but if you need fuel, please buy from Million Air.
A block of rooms, for the Tucson Ninety Nines, have been set aside at the Hilton Garden Inn for both Friday and Saturday night, under the group code “TUS99”, please make your reservation by calling 520741-0505 and use our group code TUS99.
The group rate is $89.00 plus taxes, includes breakfast. Hilton Garden Inn welcomes the group
starting on October 31, 2014. The Saturday Night Awards banquet will also be held there. Departures home will begin Sunday morning.
Hilton Garden Inn
6575 South Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
After arriving Friday, call the hotel for a ride 520-741-0505. (It’s about 5 minutes away).
Saturday morning, we’ll all meet at Million Air at Tucson International at 0730 for a safety/weather briefing and start the departures at 0800. There will be lunch available (see registration information) when you complete the course at the Benson Airport. You should be arriving there between 1100 and 1200. Lunch will be served from 1100 to 1330. After lunch and everyone has played their poker hands, we’ll meet back at the Hilton for Cocktail Hour, starting at 1700, and the awards banquet at 1800.
We look forward to seeing you for flying and fun.