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 the activities which are typical of a ‘Club Pilotos Reunion’.  Our guest speaker, Mike Foster, provided an excellent program with very high quality videos.  Mike is probably ‘The’ expert when it comes to video recording of the local indigenous groups customs, lifestyle, as well as the flora and fauna of the area, having more than 200 videos in all.  Here’s one of Mike’s informative videos about ‘Curanderos’ or healers of the Mayo Indians.  ‘Trini’ at the beginning of the video also provided ‘Club Pilotos’ with a program on local healing remedies with many examples of herbs, tree bark, etc, and even provided healing teas for various remedies.  Here’s a link for one of Mikes videos:

http://search.aol.com/aol/video?s_chn=prt_bon&sfVid=true&v_t=comsearch-hyplogusaolp00000092&q=video+Sonora+Mexico+Foster&videoId=19319C7703647850744319319C77036478507443&s_it=video-ans&page=2&oreq=e18716f3fc9a401eab2cd07ffa6cf89a

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While Mike Foster was with us he also created a very nice video which I’m sure you will find of interest:

https://vimeo.com/189628219

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This year we had two wonderful ‘Club Piloto Reunions’, in March and October as always, however one familiar face was missing at the Fall Reunion.  Marvin Hoiseith within a three week period, just shortly before the event, went from being his very active, fun loving self, to having some paralysis overnight and, due to a non-operable brain tumor, died within just a couple of weeks after the first symptom.  Marvin used his Malibu conversion, Jet Prop, for many benevolent purposes including transporting vets and with a passion he was filling the plane with crates of dogs taking them from areas where they were going to be ‘put down’ to other areas of the country where they were wanted.  Marvin we miss you greatly!.  Here is a special video of Marvin’s ‘Celebration of Life':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar4c6P9uA0g&sns=em

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Also, Bill Frisbie, passed away this Fall and he lived a very full and long life.  His aviation background is probably as rich as most any pilot one could ever hope to know.  Both he and his wife Joan attended countless ‘Reunions’ and he was our featured speaker just a few years ago, in part, telling about his assignment to train the very first Air Force One (747) pilots during the Reagan era.  He was also a back-up pilot for Air Force One.

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If you haven’t experience an Alamos Christmas make this the year.  At Hacienda de los Santos we have a live Posada on Christmas Eve which is a very memorable event.  Christmas Day with the Hacienda meal is special and don’t forget about our gala New Year’s Party.  This year we will have a special band for the seven hour event, four course dinner, all drinks and wine and everything included  at $125 per person (USD+tax).

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Hacienda de los Santos rates are the lowest in nearly 20 years (only for a limited time) and if you make a reservation for up to one year into the future, the present rates will be locked-in for your visit.  Our occupancy is at the highest since opening so why would be lower our rates?  One reason is the shrinking Peso so we can also continue to build our business with the Mexican tourist market, however the primary reason is to entice new guests to experience the ‘Hacienda Experience’ just once, because we know they will return.  For you, as a pilot, there’s nearly always room in the hangar, plus always complimentary ground transportation to and from XALA, your ‘Piloto’ discount on every visit….plus a huge welcome from our staff when you come back to your home in Mexico

 

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