Upcoming events

    • November 10, 2019
    • November 14, 2019
    • Bahamas

    Beach at Cape Santa Maria Resort

    Bahamas Fly-In (MYLS)

    Registration is closed, but if you are interested, please email for options.  

    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!

    Fly-in Article (pdf file)   



    • WE DO NOT ACCEPT REGISTRATIONS VIA MAIL! You must register online!
    • Registration fee is only $20 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 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).  It is important to speak to Starlene Pratt at the resort to get the group rate.  The group rate is not available by securing your room on-line via their website.  She has specific M-F work hours listed 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, our V-Tails newsletter, 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: September 19, 2019.   There is a $5 processing fee for event cancellations.


    • Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
    • ContactStarlene Pratt; Monday – Friday from 7am-3pm Eastern Standard Time
      Phone: (800) 926-9704
    • Group rate: Ask Starlene for the Southeastern Bonanza Society rate
    • Resort Reservation deadline is September 19, 2019

    Rate includes:

    • Breakfast & Dinner under the Modified Meal plan
    • Welcome cocktail
    • 1st night bottle of wine at dinner
    • Conch Fritters every night at happy hour
    • ½ hour massage for two in your room or on your patio
    • complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles
    • all taxes and service charges (excluding alcohol)


    • FULL Beachfront Bungalow - Total per couple:  $1,709.84 for 4 nights
    • Beachfront Villas – Total per villa:  $3,652.64 for 4 nights
    • Please visit the Cape Santa Maria website for specific lodging details

    Reservation & Cancellation Requirements:

    • 25% deposit of the total reservation plus 50% of schedule activities is due at time of reservation
    • Cancellations with more than 30 days prior to arrival, full refund
    • Cancellations under 30 days to arrival, deposit not refunded but may be transferred to future trip up to August 25, 2020


    Group Fly Over:

    • Meet at KFPR (St. Lucie County International) in Fort Pierce, FL by 9:00 am on Sunday, November 10th
    • Departures will start at 10:00 am and one aircraft will depart every 10 minutes
    • Michael Turner, our Trip Captain, will be available in the Tiki Restaurant from 8:00 am – 9:00 am that morning to answer any of your questions


    • 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.


    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

    For resort reservations and inquiries, contact Starlene Pratt; Monday – Friday from 7am-3pm Eastern Standard Time, via phone at (800) 926-9704, or email:

    If you are having problems registering for the event via the SEBS website, you may contact Pete Grass at via email with your contact information.  You may also call and leave a message for Pete at (859) 433-3329.

    • January 18, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Daytona Beach, FL

    American Bonanza Society Service Clinic

    BPPP Live - Embry Riddle University 

    The American Bonanza Society's BPPP Live Event is scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 8 am - 4 pm on the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University campus in Daytona Beach, FL. 

    For more information and to register, see the ABS BPPP Daytona FL 2020 page!

    Note there is an optional Hangar party at Spruce Creek on Friday, January 17, 2020.  See the website for more details.

    • January 31, 2020
    • February 02, 2020
    • Lakeland, FL

    BPT - The Ultimate in Flying Proficiency

    BPT Weekend Clinic - Lakeland FL

    For more information, go to the Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training page

    • February 27, 2020
    • March 01, 2020
    • New Smyrna Beach, FL
    • 27

    New Smyrna Beach, FL Fly-In Weekend (KEVB)

    Join us in the Daytona Beach area of Florida for a fun long-weekend fly-in February 27 – March 1, 2020!  Our home base will be in New Smyrna Beach, just south of Daytona Beach and near the famed Spruce Creek Fly-In Community. Southeastern Bonanza Society member Pete Grass is our trip captain and he and long-time SEBS member Troy Branning have put together a great itinerary to help you escape the cold!  Highlights include:

    • Time to explore the New Smyrna Beach seacoast to shake winter’s chill and walk on the flat sand beaches!
    • Thursday evening catered hangar party at Troy Branning’s hangar in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community
    • Friday All-access tour of Daytona Beach International Raceway
    • Lunch at The Oyster Pub on the ocean in Daytona Beach
    • Visit to the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences
    • Late afternoon time to explore New Smyrna Beach and dinner on your own Friday evening
    • Saturday morning tour of the Marine Sciences Center
    • Lunch at Off the Hook in Ponce Inlet
    • Tour of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
    • Saturday evening reception and banquet at the Spruce Creek Country Club
    • Hospitality suite on Thursday and Friday to get acquainted with fellow SEBS members
    • Air-conditioned motor coach transportation!
    • Sunday morning departures if you must!

    Trip Information:
    (all pdf files)  

    SEBS Registration:

    Registration is open online, and the deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  This Fly-In is expected to sell out, so do not delay your registration if you plan to attend. 

    • The Base Registration Fee is $440 per person.
    • Fee includes:
      • Tour entrance fees, taxes and gratuities.
      • Thursday night hangar party, Saturday lunch, Saturday night banquet, and Thursday through Friday hospitality room with beer, wine and snacks.
      • Air conditioned motor coach transportation per the itinerary with ice cold water and snacks on the bus; bus driver gratuities.
      • Hospitality suite Thursday and Friday.
    • The Friday lunch cost is additive to the base registration fee depending on your lunch choice.
    • You may view a sample registration to become familiar with the information that you will need to provide in the online system for you and your guest.     
    • Payment is by credit card during registration.
    • When your registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation.
    • Logistic limitations require us to cap registration at 56 people - first come, first served! Please register early to help us plan appropriately!
    • AND, yes, local members and snowbirds can join us just for the Hangar Party or Banquet, or both!  Please note that a separate registration will open for these two events late January 2020

    Airport, FBO, & Rental Cars:

    New Smyrna Beach, FL (KEVB)

    Airgate Aviation, Inc. FBO

    (386) 478-0600

    FBO Tie-Down rates are:

    • Single engine $10.00 per night and first night waived with purchase of 10 gallons of fuel or more.
    • Twin engine $15.00 per night and first night waived with purchase of 20 gallons of fuel or more.

    FBO fuel discounts (if any) will be published early January, 2020.

    While all transportation is provided for this fly-in, if you would like a rental car, please contact either Hertz (located on the field) or Enterprise (located a short distance from the airport).  Be sure to check office hours as they may be closed on the weekends and the FBO is not an agent of these businesses.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car  (386) 423-1337

    Hertz                          (386) 428-0494


    Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach, FL

    To Reserve, use this link to register on line, call the hotel directly at (386) 898-9444, or 1-800-HAMPTON and mention our group code of "SBS" and you should get our rate of $159 plus taxes.  

    Please register for the fly-in and make your hotel reservation at the same time.  

    The SEBS negotiated rate for this hotel is only available through October 31, 2019.  After this date, all room prices are per the hotel’s price structure.         

    Rates & Reservation Info:

    • $159 + taxes for single king bed or two queen bed hotel room
    • A limited number of rooms at our negotiated rate are available up to three days prior and after event – first come, first served.  If you desire to book an early/extended stay, please call the hotel to check availability.  
    • Rate includes:
      • Complimentary WiFi in hotel room
      • Free hot breakfast
    • Automobile parking is available on the hotel property for registered guests and is $10 per day.
    • Please check the hotel’s website for room reservation cancellation policies and charges.


    For information on additional attractions in the area for time on your own, please see the official tourism web site for the area:

    Fly-In Event Cancellations:

    Fly-in event cancellations received by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 will incur a cancellation fee of $50 per person. No refunds will be issued after this date due to booking and reservation guarantees.


    If you have any questions or need to cancel, please contact Pete Grass at or 859-433-3329 (cell) and please leave a message. 

    • March 05, 2020
    • March 08, 2020
    • Daytona, FL

    American Bonanza Society Service Clinic

    ABS Service Clinic - Daytona, FL

    For more information, go to the ABS Service Clinic page.

    • March 31, 2020
    • April 05, 2020
    • Lakeland, FL

    Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, FL

    This is a non-SEBS event but in our backyard! We're not taking registrations for this, so go to the Sun 'n Fun site to learn more!

    There is also an ABS Member Dinner on Wednesday night, April 1 at Sun 'n Fun; visit the ABS website here to learn more and to sign up!

    • April 16, 2020
    • April 19, 2020
    • Columbus, GA

    American Bonanza Society Service Clinic

    ABS Service Clinic, Columbus, GA

    For more information, go to the ABS Service Clinic page.

    • July 20, 2020
    • July 26, 2020
    • Oshkosh, WI

    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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

    ABS is also hosting a Member Dinner at the convention on July 21, 2020.  Visit the ABS website here to learn more and to sign up!

    • October 29, 2020
    • November 01, 2020
    • Sarasota, FL

    American Bonanza Society Service Clinic

    ABS Service Clinic - Sarasota, FL

    For more information, go to the ABS Service Clinic page.

    This service clinic is at Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance.

Past events

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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