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Beaufort, NC Weekend Fly-In (KMRH)

  • May 19, 2016
  • May 22, 2016
  • Beaufort, NC
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Registration is closed

Beaufort, NC by air!We will head to Beaufort, NC which is North Carolina’s third oldest town and lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks. We will stay in an oceanfront hotel at Atlantic Beach! By the way - there happens to be an AOPA fly-in on Saturday, May 21st that we will take advantage of!

Weekend Highlights Include:

  • Thursday Musket Firing Demonstration & short history talk at Fort Macon State Park for early arrivals!
  • Thursday evening Banquet with ABS Executive Director, Whit Hickman, in attendance!
  • Tours of the Beaufort Historic Area including a ride on a 1967 English double-decker bus as well as tours of the Historic Buildings and Old Burying Ground.     
  • Lunch at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant & Pub.    
  • Free time to shop and/or explore the NC Maritime Museum in downtown Beaufort.
  • 30 minute talk by NC Maritime Museum in Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit at museum (sign-ups required)!
  • Friday night AOPA's Barnstormers Party with great food, live entertainment, and fun with fellow pilots!**    
  • Saturday AOPA fly-in!**    
  • ABS at AOPA fly-in!    
  • SEBS Saturday night Lowcountry Boil at hotel!

** You will need to RSVP/purchase tickets for AOPA activities through AOPA. See below for info.   


AOPA Registration:

Admission is free to the AOPA Fly-in on Saturday, but tickets are needed for the following options:

  • Friday night Barnstormers Party
  • Saturday Pancake Breakfast    
  • Saturday Lunch

Please pre-purchase all tickets that you would like at AOPA RSVP / PURCHASE TICKETS.

For information including the event schedule, exhibitor list and more, see the 

Airport, FBO, & Rental Cars:

Michael J Smith Field (KMRH)  

Southern Air (Crystal Coast Aviation)
(252) 728-2323 ext. 1 

  • Bring chocks and tie-downs
  • No overnight/ramp fees
  • Purchase fuel when you arrive - see fuel info below
If you would like a rental car, please contact Southern Air at 252-728-2323 ext. 1.  Make reservations early, because cars may not be available due to high volume for the AOPA event.   


Please take a few minutes to review this critical safety of flight information prior to your departure for KMRH.

NOTAM:  The SEBS Fly-In weekend, AOPA Fly-In, and our destination airport, KMRH, is covered by a NOTAM.  You’ll need to download and review the AOPA NOTAM which is available at Look at the “How to get here/where to stay” selection, and you’ll see you can download a Pilot Information Packet and another box lets you download only the NOTAM.  Carefully review the entire Pilot Information Packet and NOTAM.  You can watch a video of how the arrivals work. That video is on the right side of the AOPA KMRH webpage. 

IMPORTANT:  If my arrival is on Thursday, aren’t we outside the NOTAM window?  Yes, however, Cherry Point ATC will use SEBS arrivals to rehearse the NOTAM procedures.  So you MUST be prepared to fly them. 

FUELKMRH (Beaufort, NC).  Southern Air (Crystal Coast Aviation) is the event FBO.  There are no parking/overnight fees and the fuel discount is mentioned in the Pilot’s Information Packet.  You’ll be asked for your fuel order upon arrival.  The SEBS Thursday arrival fuel discount is $0.75.  Outside Thursday?  See the Pilot Information Packet.

PARKING:  SEBS members arriving on Thursday can expect to park, largely as a group, west of the Rwy 14-32 and Rwy 3-21 intersection ALONG Rwy 14-32.  You will be marshalled by the FBO personnel.  Expect to push back perpendicular to the edge of the runway.  If you are arriving in our normal “block”, a SEBS volunteer will be there to greet and assist you to our vans and onward to the hotel.  You should bring chocks and tie-downs


  • AOPA NOTAM reviewed, on-hand
  • AOPA NOTAM Video reviewed
  • AOPA Windshield sign printed, on-hand 
  • Aircraft chocks, tie-downs packed (none are available at KMRH)
  • AOPA Barnstormers ticket purchased (Friday night dinner), receipt packed – FROM AOPA
  • AOPA Pancake Breakfast & Lunch tickets purchased (Saturday), receipt packed – FROM AOPA
  • SEBS flight or driving arrival date/time update (if changed) to Jackye

Call Pete Grass (859) 433-3329 for air/ground transportation questions.

Call Jackye Cocoros at (864) 508-0593 for SEBS registration or general SEBS fly-in assistance.

Special Offer:

KMQI (Dare County Regional Airport) would like to invite any SEBS members to make the short hop to the Outer Banks to KMQI before or after the AOPA event.  At this time KMQI has very competitive fuel prices. Our full service (fuel truck) price is usually 50 cents more than our SS, but we will service SEBS member aircraft from the truck for SS prices during the week of the AOPA event and the week following.  If some members wish to fly up and visit the Wright Brothers Monument or any other attractions or spend a night in the area, we hope this makes the stop more efficient.  Just tell the FBO you are a SEBS member, and they will service you at the SS price. 

Charles Davidson
S35 N17PK
Member Dare County Airport Authority             

SEBS Registration: (Closed)

What's included in SEBS registration?
$215 per person fee includes Van rentals, hospitality room with beer, wine, snacks, & supplies, Thursday Banquet dinner, Beaufort Historical Association tours, Friday lunch, Saturday night Lowcountry Boil     

What's NOT included in SEBS registration?
AOPA Friday night Barnstormers Party, AOPA Saturday Pancake Breakfast, and AOPA Saturday Lunch options. Purchase from AOPA.

  • You may view the registration worksheet  to become familiar with the information you will need to provide in the online system for you and your guest(s).

  • Mail a copy of the invoice that will be emailed to you along with your check payment to the address listed on the invoice.

We are asking that all SEBS members please register by Friday, April 15th, 2016. The official deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016. Logistic limitations require us to cap registration at 67 people - first come, first served!                 

Hotel: (Sold out Saturday night)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront
2717 West Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone: (252) 240-1155

The following hotel information is for members and guests that are registered and attending the Southeastern Bonanza Society fly-in May 19-22. Please register for the Weekend fly-in before making your hotel reservation.

  • $152 for Double Queen Ocean view room (no frig included and kings are sold out)
  • 72 hour cancellation policy
  • You may make reservations online at for $152 ocean view rate and dates of fly-in. You must use the group code SBS.
  • Upgrades are available:
    • Ocean front room $192 or suite $232 (both with frig and kings currently available). Rooms not guaranteed; only if space available.
    • All rates are good 3 days prior/after event if space available.
    • For upgrade or extended stay reservations, you must call Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and speak with Taylor Melvin, Sales Coordinator, at (252) 222-4010. Mention that you are with the Southeastern Bonanza Society group for SBS rates.
  • We are asking all SEBS members to make their reservation by Friday, April 15th, 2016. The official reservation deadline for the group rate is April 22, 2016!   


If you extend your stay, you might consider:


Cancellations received prior to Monday, May 2, 2016 will receive a full refund. Refunds for cancellations received after May 2, 2016 will be determined after the event's financial obligations are met because of guarantees required for activities.

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