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Club Member Bill Allen…..

Club Pilotos member Bill Allen, long time member and Alamos home owner, participated in the U.S. Mail Centennial cross country flight (Washington, D.C.-Seattle) on the San Diego-Seattle leg.  The group departed from his aviation museum in San Diego and below is a link for ‘the rest of the story’.

Thanksgiving in Mexico?

Fly down to Alamos for a unique Thanksgiving.  Yes, it’s the old fashioned style Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, including the best pies in Mexico (Pecan, Pumpkin & Fresh Apple).  The Hacienda’s Thanksgiving experience always gets raves. . The ‘Fall Club Pilotos Reunion’ was over the top with a large turn-out, two fascinating guest […]

Word to the Wise….

Today I received a copy of a SAT (enforcement arm of the Mexican IRS) notice which was sent to pilots with Mexican registered aircraft, and also at least one American pilot with US registered aircraft.  The essence of the notice is that if you have your aircraft parked on a public airport or ramp, you […]

Music Festival…Wow!

This year’s music festival (Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado…FAOT) broke all records for being over the top.  With 100,000 attendees, over the nine day event, it topped the previous year by 30,000 lovers of music and dance.  A special treat for about 40,000 Mexicans and a few hundred foreigners was on the last day when the […]

Music, Music, Music…

The annual Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado (FAOT) begins on January 20th and runs for nine days thru January 28th.  Bigger and better than ever, this years dozens of performances not only include music but also an Art Walk, Video presentations, Workshops & Conferences, Shows for Children, Indigenous Dancing and Food, plus several venues throughout the […]

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 […]

December Update for Pilots….

Our Fall Reunion this year fell on some perfect dates which included both November 1st and 2nd, which covered the two most important ‘Day of the Dead’ dates in Mexico.  All were able to experience the color of the village with the flower vendors, the beauty of the local historic monument cemetery, plus all of […]

Two Suites Available now…..

Due to  medical issues we have had three last minute cancellations for the October 31st ‘Club Piloto’ Reunion. At present. we have 28 couples planning to attend and there’s still room for a few more. If you think you might be able to make the Fall Reunion, send Jim an email at so he […]

Hacienda Update…..

Last week a mailer went out to ‘Club Piloto’ members with an ‘Pre’ Itinerary of the October 31st five day event.  We had a medical cancellation yesterday so there are two Spa rooms now available if you haven’t signed-up yet or have friends that you would like to invite.  If it is their first visit […]

National Awards……

With the announcement on January 20th of the worldwide awards for Trip Advisor Hacienda de los Santos Resort & Spa received some very good news.  Of the thousands of small hotels in Mexico, Hacienda de los Santos not only made the ‘Top 25 Small Hotels’ list again, however this year took the top spot as […]

Annual Music Festival in Alamos….

The annual music festival in Alamos ( dates are January 22nd to the 30th.  This festival originated in the 1980’s as an opera festival in honor of the ‘Caruso of Mexico’, Dr. Ortiz Tirado who was born in the village.  As the years progressed the festival became larger, and more well know throughout the country, […]

Aviation History….and More!

  Thanks to fellow ‘Club Piloto’ member Ron Hays of Santa Barbara, California for the aviation links he forwarded below.  Ron and Nancy Hays are among that rare group of people who have a high number of hours flying Mexico in a beautiful Beech Baron.  They have virtually seen ‘all’ of Mexico and continue to enjoy visiting Hacienda de los […]

Fall Club Pilotos Information

Club Pilotos Fall Reunion October 26th to October 30th, 2015 for as low as $125.00 per person/per day* This is a nearly all inclusive price with all meals, a Posada Tacubaya Guest Room, Complimentary Margaritas and Totopos at the Hangar Party, Cooking Classes with Chefs Rene & Rosa, Art Classes, Morning History Walks, Evening Dancing Under the […]

A ‘Green’ Resort in Every Sense….

As each year passes at Hacienda de los Santos® we keep increasing the many ways to save our valuable natural resources.  Quite often by reducing water, gas and electric costs we in turn enjoy an improved bottom line.  Ultimately it means that you, the guest, will see lower rate increases too as we deal with the […]

March ‘Reunion’ Not to Be Missed…..

Our ‘Spring Club Pilotos’ Reunion for 2015 is one which you won’t want to miss.  This years featured speaker, Bram Tilroe and his wife Edmee, are flying down for the event from Canada.  Bram is no stranger to Club Pilotos and they have been to the Hacienda many times in the past. . What is […]

‘Piloto’ in Hollywood Produces a new Musical….

With more than 500 Club Piloto members in ‘Club Pilotos of Mexico’,  we have pilots represented  from every walk of life.  A book could be written on so many of you who have interesting lives, challenging work, fascinating hobbies, etc.  One who qualifies in nearly all areas would be Mark Wolper.   You may have […]

New Year’s Party, plus New (this) Year!

Here’s the details on our New Year’s Gala.  Many of our ‘Pilotos’ arrived a week early so they could participate in the ‘Posada’ and Christmas activities in the village and at Hacienda de los Santos.  There’s still room for a few more for New Year’s so give us a call today at 888-777-0164 for reservations […]

A Special ‘Day of the Dead’ This Year…

Our ‘Club Piloto’ event which ended on November 2nd was very special this year.  On Saturday evening, November 1st, Rito Valdez (our art director), opened the special altar for ‘Day of the Dead’ which honored two of our pilots which made the final flight in 2014.  Ret. Admiral Bruce Boland and Zak Margolis both had […]

Pilotos Reunion & Mexico’s eApis Update

The October 29th arrival date for our annual ‘Fall Club Pilotos Reunion’ will be here in just four weeks. We are 90% sold-out for the event and looking for just a few more pilotos to help us make this a great event. Just drop me a note if you have questions, or want us to […]

The Boneyard (A Must When Visiting Tucson)

In 1997 when I returned from the Piper factory in Florida with my new deep blue Archer III, I experienced one of the strongest winds in the Tucson area up to that point in time, and possibly since, when preparing to land.  If one is vectored a little northeast of Tucson International (just a few […]