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    • July 22, 2024
    • July 28, 2024
    • Oshkosh, WI

    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh


    For more information on this year's event, go to EAA AirVenture page.

    ABS holds a Member Dinner at the convention on Tuesday (7/23) evening of that week in Oshkosh, WI.  Check here for details.  ABS Member Dinner at EAA Airventure

    • July 23, 2024
    • Oshkosh, WI

    ABS Member Dinner at EAA AirVenture

    ABS holds a Member Dinner at the convention on Tuesday (7/23) evening of that week in Oshkosh, WI.  Check here for details.  ABS Member Dinner at EAA Airventure

    • September 19, 2024
    • September 22, 2024
    • Chattanooga, TN
    • 30
    Register

    Join us in Chattanooga, Tennessee's Scenic City!17 of the Most Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga, TN

    Weekend Highlights Include:

    • Southern Belle Dinner+Sunset Cruise 
    • Stream train ride at the Tennessee Valley Railroad    
    • An afternoon at the Tennessee Aquarium
    • Optional Saturday destinations such as the Chickamauga National Military Park, Lookout Mountain and others
    • Downtown hotel close to restaurants, attractions and the city's Riverwalk
    • Saturday night banquet

    Trip Info:

    SEBS Registration:

    • Registration is $375 per person. ($395 non-members)

      This includes Thursday dinner and sunset cruise, Friday train ride, entrance into the Aquarium, Saturday banquet dinner and the hospitality area with beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.

    Event Registration Deadline:  Saturday, August 17, 2024.

    Hotel Reservation Deadline for SEBS Pricing:  Tuesday, August 20, 2024.


    Logistic limitations currently require us to cap registration at 40 people - first come, first served! Please register early to help us plan appropriately!

    Airport, FBO, & Rental Cars:

    Lovell Field -- KCHA 

    Wilson Air Center at KCHA
    Wilson Air Center
    (423) 855-2299

    • 3 nights parking, $35 flat rate.  $50/night for hangar based on availability
    • 100LL offered at $0.75 discount off current price

    If you would like a rental car, please contact the FBO at (423) 855-2299 for info.         

    Hotel:

    Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown

    311 Chestnut Street
    Chattanooga, TN  37402
    For Reservations click here:  Hilton Garden Reservation

    Questions?  Call Hotel Front Desk: (423) 308-9000 ask for Brenden Meers or Michelle Malone.  Mention you are with the Southeastern Bonanza Society.

    The following hotel information is for members and guests that are registered and attending the Southeastern Bonanza Society fly-in September 19-22, 2024.  Please make your hotel reservation first and then register for the fly-in using the registration button on this page.

    Hotel Rates & Reservation Info:

    There are King and Double Queen rooms available.  All rooms come with free WiFi, AC, and access to the pool and fitness center.  Parking is $5 per night with breakfast available for $10pp per day.

    • $199.00 + Taxes per Night 
    • For reservations:       
      • Click here:  Hilton Garden Inn Reservations for SEBS
      • OR call (423) 308-9000 ask for Brenden Meers or Michelle Malone.  Mention group name, Southeastern Bonanza Society for rates.
      • Free cancellation before 11:59 PM local hotel time on 18 Sep 2024.
    • Hotel Reservation Deadline for SEBS Pricing: Tuesday August 20, 2024.

    Attractions:

    For information on additional attractions in the area for time on your own, please see the official travel and tourism web site for Chattanooga at Chattanooga, Tennessee | Things to Do, Hotels, Events (visitchattanooga.com)

    Event Cancellations:

    Cancellations received by Saturday, August 17, 2024 will be eligible for a refund minus a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after August 17, 2024 because of guarantees required for activities and meals.

    Hotel Cancellations:
    Free cancellation before 11:59 PM local hotel time on 18 Sep 2024.

    Contact:

    If you have any questions, would like more information or need to cancel, please contact John Douglas at 978-273-9681 or johndouglas06j@gmail.com or Cecily Millan at admin@sebs.org or 813-918-1624

    • November 07, 2024
    • November 10, 2024
    • Venice, FL

    American Bonanza Society Service Clinic

    ABS Maintenance Evaluation 

    Venice, FL


    For more information, go to the ABS Maintenance Evaluation page.

    This service clinic is hosted by Sarasota Avionics.

    • November 10, 2024
    • November 14, 2024
    • Bahamas
    Register

    Beach at Cape Santa Maria Resort

    Bahamas Fly-In (MYLS)

    Join us for SEBS's signature trip to the Bahamas!  We are returning to Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort on the northern tip of Long Island. The beach is consistently included in the 10 Best Beaches Worldwide list! Activities available include:

    • Beach combing
    • SCUBA trips
    • Deep sea fishing charters
    • Bone fishing charters
    • Snorkeling
    • And more!

    Registration:

    REGISTER ONLINE!

    • WE DO NOT ACCEPT REGISTRATIONS VIA MAIL! You must register online!
    • Registration fee is only $40 per person and all members of your party must register for the event.
    • You are strongly encouraged to make your resort reservations FIRST as this event often sells out based on room availability.  Please review the Cape Santa Maria website to review your room options and specifications and then call to make your reservations (See “Resort” below).  
    • Once your lodging is reserved, please register for the event via the SEBS website. 

    If you are a member of SEBSplease login with your email address and password using the fields at the top right corner of this page, and then register for this event. Don't know your password? Click the Forgot password link to reset it.

    If you are not a member, guests including other ABS regional groups are welcome and login is not required. Please consider joining SEBS on our Membership Page. An annual membership is only $30 and gives you access to the member’s only section of the website and email updates on all upcoming events. Joining also helps us maintain our non-profit status for tax purposes.

    Please register everyone in your party.  This is the only way we can make nametags for our group which not only makes the event a pleasant experience for everyone but assures you are with our group.  Please be prepared to provide names, cell phone number, and email addresses for others in your group when you register.

    SEBS Registration Deadline: October 31, 2024.   There is a $5 processing fee per registration for event cancellations.

    Resort:

    • Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
      www.capesantamaria.com
    • ContactStarlene Pratt; Monday – Friday from 8am-4pm Eastern
    • Phone: (800) 926-9704
    • Make sure Starlene knows you are with the SEBS organization
    • Emailstarlene@capesantamaria.com  
    • Bungalow
    • Beachfront 1-bedroom Bungalow @ $238/night x 4 nights
    • Welcome cocktail and bottle of wine at dinner on your first evening
    • Complimentary 1/2 hour massage for two in your room or on your patio
    • Complimentary conch fritters every evening at happy hour
    • Complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles
    • Villa -- SOLD OUT AS OF June 26, 2024
    • Beachfront two-bedroom villa @ $525/night x 4 nights
    • Welcome cocktail for 4 guests and one bottle of wine at dinner on your first evening
    • Complimentary 1/2 hour massages -- 4 night stay includes 4 massages
    • Complimentary conch fritters every evening at happy hour
    • Complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles
    • Meal Plan (for Bungalow or Villa)
    • Modified Meal Plan (breakfast/dinner) $79/per person per day
    • 15% meal gratuity additional
    • Lodging & Meal Totals subject to 10% VAT, 6% Levy and service charges
    Airport:

    Group Fly Over:

    Plan to meet at KFPR (St. Lucie County International) in Fort Pierce, FL and discuss options with the Trip Captain, Michael Turner.  

      Important:

      • A passport is required for everyone re-entering the US including children. Birth certificates are not acceptable.
      • Each pilot must be prepared to show his/her pilot's license and medical upon returning to the US.

      Contact:

      If you have any questions about the fly-in or group fly over, please contact Trip Captain Michael Turner at (757) 621-4227 (evenings) or email Michael97r@gmail.com.

      For resort reservations and inquiries, contact Starlene Pratt; Monday – Friday from 8am-4pm Eastern, via phone at (800) 926-9704, or email: starlene@capesantamaria.com

      If you are having problems registering for the event via the SEBS website, you may contact John Douglas at johndouglas06j@gmail.com via email with your contact information.  You may also call and leave a message for John at (978) 273-9681.

      • November 09, 2025
      • November 13, 2025
      • Bahamas

      Beach at Cape Santa Maria Resort

      SAVE THE DATE 2025

      Bahamas Fly-In (MYLS)

      November 9, 2025 - November 13, 2025

      Join us for SEBS's signature trip to the Bahamas!  We are returning to Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort on the northern tip of Long Island. The beach is consistently included in the 10 Best Beaches Worldwide list! Activities available include:

      • Beach combing
      • SCUBA trips
      • Deep sea fishing charters
      • Bone fishing charters
      • Snorkeling
      • And more!
      Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
      Airport

        Important

        • A passport is required for everyone re-entering the US including children. Birth certificates are not acceptable.
        • Each pilot must be prepared to show his/her pilot's license and medical upon returning to the US.

      Past events

      June 13, 2024 ABS Maintenance Evaluation, West Paducah, KY (KPAH) - Non-SEBS
      April 26, 2024 Beech Bash in the Bluegrass - Non-SEBS (2I0)
      April 10, 2024 Sun 'n Fun ABS Member Dinner - Non-SEBS
      April 09, 2024 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      February 08, 2024 Naples, FL Weekend Fly-In (KAPF)
      January 13, 2024 BPPP LIVE - Non-SEBS
      November 12, 2023 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      October 21, 2023 Hickory NC Lunch Fly-In (KHKY)
      October 12, 2023 Beech Party 2023, Tullahoma, TN (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      March 04, 2023 Chattanooga Lunch Fly-In (KCHA)
      November 10, 2022 Pensacola, FL Fly-In (KPNS) & Blue Angels Airshow
      November 01, 2022 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      October 27, 2022 ABS Service Clinic, Venice, FL (KVNC) - Non-SEBS
      September 22, 2022 ABS 55th Anniversary Convention, Bonanza 75th Birthday - Non-SEBS
      August 27, 2022 CANCELLED: Bowling Green, KY Fly-in Lunch and National Corvette Museum Tour (KBWG)
      June 18, 2022 Dekalb-Peachtree Fly-in Lunch Atlanta, GA (KPDK)
      April 30, 2022 Beech Bash in the Bluegrass - Non-SEBS (2i0)
      April 23, 2022 Runway Cafe Fly-in Lunch Greenville, SC (KGMU) -- New Date
      April 06, 2022 Sun 'n Fun ABS Member Dinner - Non-SEBS
      April 05, 2022 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      March 26, 2022 Runway Cafe Fly-in Lunch Greenville, SC (KGMU)
      March 03, 2022 ABS Service Clinic, New Smyrna, FL (KEVB) - Non-SEBS
      February 04, 2022 BPT KLAL 2022 Clinic (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      January 15, 2022 BPPP LIVE - Non-SEBS
      November 07, 2021 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      October 28, 2021 ABS Service Clinic, Venice, FL (KVNC) - Non-SEBS
      October 13, 2021 Beech Party 2021, Tullahoma, TN (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      September 16, 2021 ABS Service Clinic, West Paducah, KY (KPAH) - Non-SEBS
      September 10, 2021 Lexington, KY SEBS Lunch Fly-In (KLEX)
      July 26, 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (KOSH) - Non-SEBS
      April 13, 2021 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      March 25, 2021 ABS Service Clinic, Columbus, GA (KCSG) - Non-SEBS
      March 19, 2021 BPT KPVG 2021 "Hybrid" Clinic (KPVG) - Non-SEBS
      March 04, 2021 ABS Service Clinic, Daytona, FL (KDAB) - Non-SEBS
      February 26, 2021 BPT KLAL 2021 "Hybrid" Clinic (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      November 08, 2020 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      November 04, 2020 ABS Service Clinic, Columbus, GA (KCSG) - Non-SEBS
      October 29, 2020 ABS Service Clinic Venice, FL (KVNC) - Non-SEBS
      March 05, 2020 ABS Service Clinic Daytona Aircraft Services (KDAB) - Non-SEBS
      February 29, 2020 SEBS Banquet at Spruce Creek
      February 27, 2020 SEBS Hangar Party at Spruce Creek
      February 27, 2020 New Smyrna Beach, FL (KEVB) Fly-In
      January 31, 2020 BPT In-Person Weekend Clinic (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      January 18, 2020 BPPP LIVE - Non-SEBS
      November 10, 2019 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      November 02, 2019 Atlanta Areas SEBS Lunch Fly-In (KPDK)
      October 09, 2019 Beech Party 2019 (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      September 19, 2019 ABS Service Clinic Sparkchasers Aero Service (KJNX) - Non-SEBS
      July 22, 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - Non-SEBS
      May 30, 2019 Nashville, TN Weekend Fly-In (KJWN)
      April 02, 2019 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      March 23, 2019 Apalachicola, FL Lunch Fly-In (KAAF)
      January 25, 2019 BPT In-Person Weekend Clinic (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      January 18, 2019 ABS Hangar Party at Spruce Creek
      November 03, 2018 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      October 10, 2018 Beech Party 2018 (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      October 06, 2018 KCEU Fly-In Lunch
      July 24, 2018 SEBS MeetUp at EAA AirVenture
      July 23, 2018 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - Non-SEBS
      May 03, 2018 ABS Service Clinic Columbus Aero Services (KCSG) - Non-SEBS
      April 10, 2018 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      March 24, 2018 Apalachicola, FL Lunch Fly-In (KAAF)
      February 22, 2018 ABS Service Clinic George Baker Aviation (KEVB) - Non-SEBS
      February 21, 2018 Windward Aviation First Maintenance and Operations Clinic (KLNA) - Non-SEBS
      February 02, 2018 BPT In-Person Weekend Clinic (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      January 13, 2018 BPPP LIVE - Non-SEBS
      November 15, 2017 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      October 12, 2017 Beech Party 2017 (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      September 23, 2017 SEBS Reserved Seating at ABS Banquet
      September 21, 2017 ABS 50th Anniversary Homecoming - Non-SEBS
      July 24, 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - Non-SEBS
      June 01, 2017 BBQ Picnic at Private Horse farm
      June 01, 2017 Lexington, KY Weekend Fly-In (KLEX)
      May 04, 2017 ABS Service Clinic Columbus Aero Services (KCSG) - Non-SEBS
      April 04, 2017 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      February 23, 2017 ABS Service Clinic Winward Aviation (KLNA) - Non-SEBS
      February 03, 2017 BPT In-Person Weekend Clinic (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      January 19, 2017 Naples, FL Weekend Fly-In (KAPF)
      January 14, 2017 BPPP LIVE - Non-SEBS
      November 13, 2016 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      October 12, 2016 Beech Party 2016 (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      August 25, 2016 Dayton, OH Weekend Fly-In (KMGY)
      July 25, 2016 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - Non-SEBS
      June 18, 2016 The Art and Science of Operating Airplanes in Short Environments (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      May 19, 2016 Beaufort, NC Weekend Fly-In (KMRH)
      April 05, 2016 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      February 18, 2016 ABS Service Clinic Winward Aviation (KLNA) - Non-SEBS
      February 05, 2016 BPT In-Person Weekend Clinic (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      November 08, 2015 Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island, Bahamas (MYLS)
      November 06, 2015 BPT In-Person Weekend Clinic (KORF) - Non-SEBS
      October 29, 2015 Weekend in Peachtree City, GA (KCCO)
      October 14, 2015 Beech Party 2015 (KTHA) - Non-SEBS
      October 01, 2015 American Bonanza Society 2015 Convention & Trade Show
      September 12, 2015 Runway Cafe Fly-in Lunch Greenville, SC (KGMU) and Triple Tree Fly-in Woodruff, SC (SC00)
      July 20, 2015 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - Non-SEBS
      June 18, 2015 ABS Service Clinic AviatMall (KILM) - Non-SEBS
      June 04, 2015 ABS Service Clinic Wingnuts Aviation (KM91) - Non-SEBS
      May 28, 2015 Chattanooga, TN Weekend Fly-in (KCHA)
      April 21, 2015 Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) - Non-SEBS
      March 28, 2015 Apalachicola, FL Fly-in Lunch (KAAF)
      February 19, 2015 ABS Service Clinic Winward Aviation (KLNA) - Non-SEBS
      January 22, 2015 River Ranch, FL Weekend Fly-in (2RR)


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