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35th Annual Best In The West Jet Rally 2024

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Primary Contact:
Joe Castelao
Coordinators:
Joe Castelao
Email | 3104272089

Nancy Castelao
Email | 3107489313

 
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

WELCOME TO THE 35th. ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST JET RALLY 2024!

ONE OF THE LARGEST JET SHOWS IN THE WORLD!


CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE JET SHOW!

"AT THE WILLOW"


BUTTONWILLOW ELK-HILLS AIRPORT, BUTTONWILLOW, CA


REGISTER NOW


AMA SANCTION #16561


6-Flight Lines, Food On Site, Spectator Seating, Camping on Site, 3,260 X 50  (994 x 15 m) Foot Paved (Asphalt) now with new Slurry on Runway and Taxiway. The airspace is wide open with unobstructed approaches for take off and landing from either direction.

1200 foot Ceiling, RV Parking on Site (No Hook-Ups), On Site Thursday Night Jobe Taco Night, On Site Friday Night Pilots Dinner, On Site Saturday Night Banquet, Awards, Dinner and Auction With 37 Spectacular Award Categories with total 38 Awards Including The "Prestigious" The Colonel Robert E. Thacker Award, all in our huge 40 X 80 Enclosed Banquet Tent on site. Best in the West will be a 7 day event, Monday September 30th. through Sunday October 6th, 2024.


GENERAL INFORMATION:


Best In The West Jet Rally is a non-competition AMA-Sanctioned event. This is an open, fun-fly event with very few restrictions.

All Registered Pilots planning to operate a Turbine-Powered Model must have a Valid AMA Card and must be a CURRENT Turbine Waiver holder.

   

If you plan on only flying Electric or Gas ducted fans, you must only be AMA Current. Please have this information ready before you register, or at the Registration Table.


All Turbine Non-Waivered Pilots, MUST fly on the buddy box system, and be Registered as a Pilot. If you would like to have a Turbine Waiver Pilot and CD sign you off, this may be done from Tuesday or Wednesday by 6:00 PM. Please have all AMA papers with you. Please contact Joe for waiver time.


Best In The West 2024, the 35th. Annual will be another great show as in the past. Come and join the many in attendance from all around the United States and many from around the World.


We encourage everyone to RV and Camp at the field as there are many fun things going on during the after hours, BBQing, Night Flying!


Join "The Cali Crew" and see how WE do it!

America's Favorite Jet Rally!

BITW 2024!




 

Registration: Open
Event Dates
SEP
30
MONDAY
to
OCT
06
SUNDAY
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
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Registration Closes
September 23, 2024 @ 3:00 pm
Field
- Paved Runways
- Windsock
- Jets Permitted
- Starting Pads
Food & Beverage
- Concession
General
- Bleachers
- Sound System
- Picnic Area
- No Hook-Ups
- Porta-Potties
- RV/Trailers Allowed
- Camping Allowed
  • Electric Jets
  • Giant Scale
  • Turbine Jets
  • Address
    Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport
    Elk Hills - Buttonwillow Airport
    Buttonwillow, CA  USA
    Selection Options
    US Dollar
     
    Sign Up
    Pilot Registration
    Pilot Registration
    $ 85.00 

    BITW Registration Includes: For all Registered Pilots Only. Flying All Week, Monday -Sunday, T-Shirt, Thursday Night Jobe Taco Night, Friday Night Pilot's Dinner, Pilot Badge, Crew Badge. Free Trailer, & Vehicle Parking. Pilot Bag with Zap Glue and other items. On-Site Registration $95.00. Please Email Joe for tent space Location if one is rented, also please contact Joe if you are using your own Pop Up Tent, you will need to know where to set up!

    Colors
    -Blue
    -Red
     
    Vendor Pilot Registration
    Vendor Pilot Registration
    $ 85.00 

    BITW Registration Includes: For all Registered Pilots Only. Flying All Week, Monday -Sunday, T-Shirt, Thursday Night Jobe Taco Night, Friday Night Pilot's Dinner, Pilot Badge, Crew Badge. Free Trailer, & Vehicle Parking. Pilot Bag with Zap Glue and other items. On-Site Registration $95.00.

    Please Email Joe for tent space Location if one is rented, also please contact Joe if you are using your own Pop Up Tent, you will need to know where to set up!

    Colors
    -Blue
    -Red
     
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner October 4th., Free for all Registered Pilots Only …
    Friday Night Pilot Dinner October 4th., Free for all Registered Pilots Only …
     

    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner is Free for All Registered Pilots. Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table for $50.00.

     
     
    Meals
    Thursday Jobe Carbajal Taco Night, October 3rd., Free for all Registered Pi …
    Thursday Jobe Carbajal Taco Night, October 3rd., Free for all Registered Pi …
     

    Come join us on Thursday evening at 7:00pm in our large 40 x 80 enclosed Tent. Thursday October 5th. for the Jobe Carbajal Taco Night, great food and free for all registered Pilots only, you will have a wrist band to show prior to receiving food. If you would like a family member or friend to join us, you may purchase ticket(s) here on line or at the registration table for $25.00, Purchase as many needed.

     
    Extra Thursday Night Jobe Carbajal Taco Night Tickets October 3rd.
    Extra Thursday Night Jobe Carbajal Taco Night Tickets October 3rd.
    $ 25.00 

    Thursday Night Taco Night Dinner admission for All NONE Registered Attendees who would like to join in Taco Night Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Tent. Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table. $25.00 Per Person

    Includes Food and Beverages, Purchase as many tickets as you need.

     
    Extra Friday Night Pilots Dinner Tickets, October 4th.
    Extra Friday Night Pilots Dinner Tickets, October 4th.
    $ 50.00 

    Friday Night Pilot's Dinner is Free for All Registered Pilots. Great food, lots of fun. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Banquet Tent. Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ. Others may join the Pilots dinner, Tickets are available here on-line or at the Registration Table.

    $50.00 per person, includes Dinner and Beverages, Purchase as many tickets needed.

     
    Saturday Night Banquet Tickets, October 5th.
    Saturday Night Banquet Tickets, October 5th.
    $ 55.00 

    This year's Best In The West Banquet Dinner, Auction & Awards will be held at the Elk-Hills Buttonwillow Airport. Dinner will be served in our 40 X 80 Banquet Tent on site. Priced $55.00 per Person! Dinner will be provided by Marshall's Bodacious BBQ. 36 Outstanding Awards will be handed out, Including our most Prestigious Award; The Colonel Robert E. Thacker Award. There will be a lot of great Auction Items to bid on. Purchase as many tickets as needed.

     
    RV, 5th. Wheel, etc., On-Site Parking Fee
    RV, 5th. Wheel, etc., On-Site Parking Fee
    $ 50.00 

    Department of Airports are requesting a Fee for all parked RV / 5th Wheel / Travel Trailers who wish to Camp on the Buttonwillow Elk-Hills Airport Property for all Pilots, Vendors, Spectators, etc. ,etc. This Fee will be for the week of October 2nd. through October 8th., 2023 for all week, Price is $45.00. Best in the West Jet Rally Show. (NO HOOK-UPS)

     
     
    SPACE RENTAL ONLY
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 10
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 10
    $ 150.00 

    Vendor Tent Space Rental ONLY if Vendor prefers to bring there own Pop-Up Tent, no need to rent a space if you are renting a tent.

     
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 12
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 12
    $ 175.00 

    Vendor Tent Space Rental ONLY if Vendor prefers to bring there own Pop-Up Tent,

    no need to rent a space if you are renting a tent.

     
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 20
    Vendor Space Rental 10 X 20
    $ 200.00 

    Vendor Tent Space Rental ONLY if Vendor prefers to bring there own Pop-Up Tent, no need to rent a space if you are renting a tent.

     
    Vendor Space Rental 20 X 20
    Vendor Space Rental 20 X 20
    $ 250.00 

    Vendor Tent Space Rental ONLY if Vendor prefers to bring there own Pop-Up Tent,

    no need to rent a space if you are renting a tent.

     
     
    MISC RENTALS
    Chair Rental
    Chair Rental
    $ 5.00 
    You may Rent as many Chairs as you like.
    1 Chair $5.00
     
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    8-Foot Rectangular Table
    $ 20.00 
    You may Rent as many Tables as you like.
    1 Table $20.00
     
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    Tent Lighting for all Size Rental Tents
    $ 40.00 

    150-watt flood light with gel, must provide
    your own Power.
    You may order as many lights as needed.
    $40.00 Per Light. 20 X 20 Tent size, 2 Lights Recommended.

     
     
    VENDOR TENT RENTAL
    Vendor Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    Vendor Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 300.00 

    Vendor Tents: 10 X 10 Tent Rental Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd.. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    Vendor Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    Vendor Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 425.00 

    20 X 20 Tent: Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    Vendor Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    Vendor Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    $ 45.00 

    10 x 10 Tent Sides: $45.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 10 Feet Per Side, 8 feet high,
    You hang your Side or Sides!

     
    Vendor Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    Vendor Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    $ 45.00 

    20 x 20 Tent Sides: $45.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 20 Feet Per Side, 8 feet high,
    You hang your Side or Sides!

     
    Vendor Tent Turf Rental 10 X 10
    Vendor Tent Turf Rental 10 X 10
    $ 70.00 

    Vendor 10 X 10 Turf Tent Rental only, please choose the number of

    Turf needed if you have more than one Tent. $70.00 Per each 10 X 10 Tent


     
    Vendor Tent Turf Rental 20 X 20
    Vendor Tent Turf Rental 20 X 20
    $ 280.00 

    Vendor 20 X 20 Turf Tent Rental only, please choose the number of

    Turf needed if you have more than one Tent. $280.00 Per each 20 X 20 Tent


     
     
    PILOT TENTS
    Pilot Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    Pilot Tent Rental - 10 X 10
    $ 235.00 

    10 X 10 Tent: You may order as many Tents as you like. Rented Tents will be erected prior Tuesday October 2nd. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    Pilot Tent Rental - 20 X 20
    $ 405.00 

    20 X 20 Tent: Rented Tents will be erected prior to Tuesday October 2nd. and waiting for you in your reserved location.

     
    Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    Tent Sides - 10 x 10
    $ 45.00 

    10 x 10 Tent Sides: $45.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 20 Feet Per Side, 8 feet high, there are only one size Tent Side to fit both 10 X 10 and 20 X 20 Tents
    You hang your Side or Sides!

     
    Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    Tent Sides - 20 x 20
    $ 45.00 

    20 x 20 Tent Sides: $45.00 Per Side
    1 Side = 20 Feet Per Side, 8 feet high,
    You hang your Side or Sides!

     
    Pilot Tent Turf Rental 10 X 10
    Pilot Tent Turf Rental 10 X 10
    $ 70.00 

    Pilot 10 X 10 Turf Tent Rental only, please choose the number of

    Turf needed if you have more than one Tent. $70.00 Per each 10 X 10 Tent


     
    Pilot Tent Turf Rental 20 X 20
    Pilot Tent Turf Rental 20 X 20
    $ 280.00 

    Pilot 20 X 20 Turf Tent Rental only, please choose the number of

    Turf needed if you have more than one Tent. $280.00 Per each 20 X 20 Tent


     
     
    CUSTOM HAT & SHIRTS
    Cap: Red
    Cap: Red
    $ 25.00 

    Handsome BITW Cap!

     
    Cap: Blue
    Cap: Blue
    $ 25.00 

    Handsome BITW Cap!

     
    T-Shirt: BLUE
    T-Shirt: BLUE
    $ 25.00 

    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in BLUE!

     
    T-Shirt: RED
    T-Shirt: RED
    $ 25.00 

    Great looking BITW T-Shirt in RED!

     
     
    Donations & Raffle Items
    General Raffle Ticket
    General Raffle Ticket
    $ 5.00 
    Purchase 1 General Raffle Ticket, Tickats can be picked up and also purchased at the Registration Table.
     
    Single 50/50 Ticket
    Single 50/50 Ticket
    $ 1.00 
    1 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 6 Pack
    50/50 Tickets 6 Pack
    $ 5.00 
    6 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 13 Pack
    50/50 Tickets 13 Pack
    $ 10.00 
    13 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
    50/50 Tickets 30 Pack
    50/50 Tickets 30 Pack
    $ 20.00 
    30 Ticket Purchase,
    Please Pick up Tickets at Registration Table.
    Tickets may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site.
     
     
    Pitt Pass
    Pitt Pass
    Pitt Pass
    $ 25.00 

    This Pass will allow Spectators to enter inside the Pilot and Vendor area's, this pass does not allow Pitt Pass access to Start up Stations and Flight Stations, all Pitt Pass purchaser's must stay behind Taxiway. All Pitt Pass Purchase is a one day Pass.

     
    Crew Pass
    Crew Pass
    $ 20.00 

    1 Ticket Purchase:
    Please Pick up Ticket at the Registration Table.
    Ticket may also be Purchased at the Registration Table On-Site. Pass good for all week,

    Monday through Saturday 2023. We ask please stay clear of the Start up Stations and Pilot Stations unless you are Spotting for a Pilot

     
     
    DONATIONS
    Donation
    Donation
    $ 40.00 

    I encourage everyone to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation®, and help give a child a chance to experience what we do in our everyday lives, share the power of a wish®!
    Please donate whatever you can.

     
    Trophy Sponsor - Awards Dinner & Auction Banquet
    Trophy Sponsor - Awards Dinner & Auction Banquet
    $ 300.00 

    Sponsor 1 or as many Trophy's as you like, please call Joe to choose a Trophy from our list of awards you like to sponsor. $300.00 Per Trophy. Trophy's will be chosen of availability and quantity.

     
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