Ending 2016…

As we wrap-up 2016 we want to thank each of our Club Piloto members for your support this past year.  Each year we are seeing more activity at Hacienda de los Santos and the wonderful village of Alamos continues to be discovered by more people from around the globe.  Thanks in part to the TV series a few years ago, Mexicans now know about Alamos and there’s a resurgence of interest by those from Mexico to not only visit but to purchase homes in the village. In such a small town it doesn’t take much to stimulate the economy and the new construction, plus remodeling and hiring of household staff, really has a positive impact on the community.  Street improvements, beautification and even a new 3,500 person capacity convention center is under construction which is at the edge of town with plenty of parking.  No doubt the new center will make a difference especially for the ever growing an expanding FAOT (Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado) music festival which is in its 30th year in 2017.

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XALA….We have been promised by the State of Sonora, a seal coat for both ramp areas, as well as the 5,000′ runway.  As usual the security is tops with a friendly airport staff as well as military 24/7.

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Hacienda de los Santos….What’s New?  This past summer we added a new stone building to the ‘Casa Amor’ area which houses additional storage area for the commercial laundry, equipment area along with two new public bathrooms in a very colonial setting along with a large new fountain.  This area doubles as our wedding Civil Ceremony area and is quite beautiful with the bouganvilla backdrop by the deep blue tiled pool.   Also, we have added two ‘Fat Tire’ electric bikes to our fleet of Beach Cruisers and Mountain Bikes.  For just three dollars (or Pesos) a regular bike may be rented, or for only $6.00 a day one can experience the off-road style electric bike.   We have a nice selection of new helmets which are included in the rental.

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March will be here before we know it.  If you haven’t make reservations yet for the ‘Spring Club Pilotos Reunion’ do so now and don’t be disappointed.  The dates are March 13th to the 17th, with Early Birds on Sunday the 12th.  At our ‘Fall Reunion’ we had a record number of ‘Double Early Birds’ who arrived on Saturday.  Unfortunately we are sold-out on March 11th (Saturday night) and cannot take any ‘Double Early Birds’ on that date.

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Some of you will be here this coming weekend for our annual ‘New Years’ Gala’ and we look forward to seeing you.   We will have a large band this year, and weather permitting (which is usually does) we will have the party on the large portal with the outdoor stage in use.  There is ample parking available in the hangar and if you would like a last minute reservation drop me a note today at jnswick@aol.com.

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Best Wishes to you all for 2017,

‘Capitan’ Jim

 

 

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