2018 tours

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 USA Winter Warmer Red Flag & AMARG AZ, CA, NV
REF USA 18/01
Dates 27th January to February 7th February 2018 – 12 days
Cost £1985.00
Deposit £740.00
Single room supplement £375.00
Land only £1430.00
Balance due 05/12/17
AMARG Overflight $100.00

**One place remaining**

We head to AZ, CA and NV for another Jan / Feb Red Flag tour, we intend to spend two days around Nellis AFB covering all photo/viewing points outside the base.

DM, AMARG, scrapyards, Pima Museum and Tucson ANG will be visited on Sunday 28th.

San Diego will also be visited for its many locations, museums and airbases nearby.

One day will spent on the approach to Luke AFB to view the many F-35s based here.

Weather permitting we may head north to Sacremento and Reno to see what’s around in the area.

No Winter Warmer trip would be complete without visiting NAS El Centro and MCAS Yuma for photography outside one/two days.

Flights will be from London to Phoenix, ground transport either one or two mini-vans or large mini-bus.

Motels/hotels as per the location requirements but in Las Vegas we will stop at a local North Las Vegas Casino.

Not included in this tour is food / drink, museum entrances, overflight and transport to / from London

Colombia base visit tour & FIDAE trade / airshow in Santiago Chile 2018
REF COL/18
Tour 1 – Colombia and Chile – Dates Sat 31st March to Sunday 8th April 2018 – nine days
Cost £1925.00
Deposit £825.00
Single room supplement £325.00
Land only £1135.00
Balance due date 04/02/2018

**Three places remaining**

Tour 2 – Colombia Only – Dates Sat 31st March to Thursday 5th April 2018 – six days
Cost £1275.00
Deposit £700.00
Single room supplement £170.00
Land only £675.00
Balance due date 04/02/2018

**Four places remaining**

Forest Aviation Tours are excited to announce a nine day trip to visit Colombia and the FIDAE bi-annual Trade/Airshow in Santiago Chile in 2018.

Departing most likely London to Bogota on Saturday the 31st March, then Sunday to Wednesday 4th April we spend with our good friend Poalo who will be organising the Colombian section of this tour. We expect to be visiting the Melgar Army Aviation compound with their UH1s, Mi17s and UH60s, Police Aviation at Gualmaral with UH1s and UH60s, Air Force Academy at Cali AB along with a visit to Cali IAP and the Museo Aereo Felix, Parque Jaime Duque the new location for the large Air Force Museum and it is hoped that some time can be spent on the main Air Force transport ramps with the CATAM at El Dorado AB Bogota IAP.

As with all tours, base visits, the final schedule will not be fully confirmed until nearer the departure date in 2018. This tour is expected to included a wide selection of fixed and rotary wing types along with visits to the Air Force, Army and Police units.

Wednesday evening we depart Colombia to Santiago Chile. Thursday will be spent visiting the Museo Nacional Aeronautico Santiago with almost 100 aircraft preserved/stored here, then on to Eulogio Sanchez GA field for the many interesting ex-mil types based here (private visit to be requested), from here to the Santiago El Bosque AB tech training school & storage area (visit to be requested), if time allows a few smaller locations with preserved aircraft will be visited….etc etc.

Friday we intend to visit the FIDAE trade show next to the International Airport (all day here) then for our final day on Saturday 7th we attend the public airshow and depart mid afternoon for our 15min drive round to the IAP, we expect to be departing for the UK between 1700-1900 (based on the 2017 timetables to the UK), Sunday the 8th we arrive to the UK.

The full price of the tour will be announced in early April 2017 when we can confirm flight schedules and costings.

NOTE: if you only wish to attend one country in the tour please advise when booking so your tour price can be costed accordingly.

For full flight options and timings, please contact me directly.

The Early Bird booking holds your place until the full costings & schedule are published and is refundable up to this stage, all E Bird payments will be deducted off the final tour costing.

Colombia

Flights direct where possible

Transport likely to be large mini-bus/small coach with driver (organised via Paolo)

Hotels 3-4 star rating with breakfast where possible (organised via Paolo)

Flight from Colombia to Chile will be included in the cost.

Chile

Flights for this trip will be direct if possible.

Hotel will be close to the Airport and 3-4 star rating with breakfast included if available.

Transport is likely to be a mini-bus (with driver possibly included) or taxi from airport to show.

Not included in this tour is food / drink and transport to / from UK Airport

 

East Coast Airshow Tour including Texas, Charleston Airshow, Cherry Point Airshow, Laughlin Airshow NC, SC, FL, AL, MS, KS, OK, TX
REF EAST/01
Sat 28th April to Sun 13th – 16 days
Cost £2375.00
Deposit £760.00
Single room Supplement £465.00
Land only £1625.00
Balance due 04/03/18
Note: all international & internal flights included in the cost

**Two places remaining**

Airshows:

Charleston SC 29th April

Cherry Point NC 5th May

Laughlin TX 12th May

Week 1:

We attend the Airshow at Charleston SC on the 29th April and MCAS Cherry Point on the 5th May

Routing between both shows we will visit Savannah, NAS Jax, Jax IAP, Cecil Field, Tyndall, Eglin, Whiting Field, Dothan AAF, Cairns AAF, Moody, Shaw, MCAS New River, Charlotte and many smaller locations

Week 2:

St Louis, Jefferson, Scott, Whiteman, McConnell, Forbes Field, Vance, Altus, Sheppard, Fort Worth, Conroe, Houston,

Kelly ALC, Randolph and closing with Laughlin Airshow on the 12th May and a three hour drive back to San Antonio mid afternoon for our flight back to the UK

Flights London to Charlotte NC Sat 28th April

Internal flight Charlotte to St Louis MS Sun 6th May

San Antonio IAP TX to London UK Sat 12th May (arrive UK 13th May)

We intend to visit as many locations as possible, including bases, museums & preserved aircraft.

Ground transport will be 2 x 7 seater mini-vans,hotels of a mid-range standard.

Not included in this tour is food / drink, museum entrances and transport to / UK Airport

MEGA Airshow Tour, Cannon AFB, Mountain Home AFB, NAS Pax River, Niagara Falls AFB, Rhode Island AFB – NM, AZ, NV, UT, ID, MD, DE, KY, OH, PA, NY, RI, CT
REF MEG 18/01

Sat 26th May to Mon 11th June 2018 – 17 days
Cost £2495.00
Deposit £740.00
Single room Supplement £485.00
Land only £1695.00
Balance due 06/04/18
Note: all international & internal flights included in the cost

**One Place Remaining**

Airshows:

Cannon AFB NM 27th May

Mountain Home AFB “Gunfighter Skies” 2nd June

NAS Pax River 75th Anniversary Airshow 3rd June

Thunder Over Niagara Airshow 9th June

Rhode Island Airshow 10th June

Week 1:

We attend the Airshow at Cannon AFB on the 27th May and Mountain Home AFB on the 2nd June, routing between the shows we visit, Kirtland, Tucson/DM/AMARG, Luke, Nellis, Hill, Twin Falls, Boise.

Week 2:

We attend the Airshows at Pax River 3rd June and then Niagara Falls ANG Airshow 9th June followed by Rhode Island Quonset State AP Airshow on the 10th and route back to New York mid afternoon for our evening flight back to the UK. Our routing during week 2 takes us to Dover, Middletown, Baltimore, West Virginia, Kentucky, Wright-Patterson museum, Pennyslvania, New York State and Connecticut, as many locations as possible will be visited whilst in the these rarely travelled Central States.

Flights – London to Albuquerque NM 26th May 2018

Las Vegas to Salt Lake City Wed 30th May

Boise ID to Dulles DC 2nd June

New York to London UK 10th June   (arrive UK 11th June)

We intend to visit as many locations as possible, including bases, museums & preserved aircraft.

Ground transport will be 2 x 7 seater mini-vans, hotels of a mid-range standard.

Not included in this tour is food / drink, museum entrances and transport to / UK Airport

Alaska Arctic Thunder, Red Flag and Hill AFB Airshow NV, UT, OR, WA, AK
REF NEUS18/01
Thur 21st June to Mon 2nd July 2018  12 days
Early Bird £65.00 (refundable until main deposit is due)
Cost TBC
Deposit TBC 
Single room Supplement TBC
Land only TBC
Balance due TBC
Note: all international & internal flights included in the cost

**Fully Booked**

Airshows:

Hill AFB UT  24th June

Elmendorf “Artic Thunder” Airshow 30th June

We fly London to Las Vegas and spend the rest of Thursday and all of Friday outside Nellis (Red or Green Flag is normally on around this time)

Sat we take an internal flight from Vegas to Salt Lake City, visit locations around Salt Lake, Hill museum and view the ALC late evening. Sunday we attend the airshow at Hill then route back mid afternoon to Salt Lake City for our internal flight to Oregon. Monday we visit Kalamath Falls & Portland OR, Tues up to Washington State then on to Whidbey Island, Wed afternoon we take an internal flight to Fairbanks AK, Thurs/Friday we spend outside Eielson AFB then route back to Fairbanks for our flight to Anchorage AK.

Saturday we spend most of the day at the Artic Thunder Airshow at Elmendorf before routing back to Anchorage for our internal flight back to Seattle.

Sunday we depart Seattle for our flight back to the UK which arrives Monday 2nd July.

Flights – London to Las Vegas NV Thur 21st June

Las Vegas to Salt Lake City UT Sat 23rd June

Salt Lake City to Oregon Sun 24th June

Seattle to Fairbanks AK Wed 27th June

Fairbanks to Anchorage AK Fri 29th June

Anchorage to Seattle WA Sat 30th June

Seattle to London 1st July (arrive in UK Mon 2nd July)

We intend to visit as many locations as possible, including bases, museums & preserved aircraft.

Ground transport will be 1-2 x 7 seater mini-vans, hotels of a mid-range standard.

Not included in this tour is food / drink, museum entrances and transport to / UK Airport

Texas 2018 Short Tour including Fort Worth Airshow & Houston Airshow – OK, TX, LA
REF TEX18/01 SHORT
Saturday 13th October to Sunday 21st October 2018 – 9 days
Cost £1795.00
Deposit £730.00 
Single room Supplement £245.00
Land only £1165.00
Balance due 06/07/18

**Two places remaining**

Airshows:

Fort Worth Alliance 14th October

Houston Airshow 20th October

Main locations to be visited:

Altus,Fort Worth, Dyess, Laughlin, Lackland, Kelly, Randolph, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Conroe, Barksdale and Dallas area.

Smaller Army fields will be visited including preserved & museum collections.

Flights – London to Fort Worth and Houston back to London

We intend to visit as many locations as possible, including bases, museums & preserved aircraft, visit requests to be submitted from July 18 onwards.

Ground transport will be 2 x 7 seater mini-vans, hotels of a mid-range standard.

Not included in this tour is food / drink, museum entrances and transport to / UK Airport

East Coast & Central States Tour, NAS Jax, Little Rock and Pensacola Airshows FL, AR, OK, KS, MO, IL, TN, AL, MS, GA
REF NOV18/01
Fri 26th October to November 4th 2018  10 days
Early Bird £65.00 (refundable until main deposit is due)
Cost TBC
Deposit TBC 
Single room Supplement TBC
Land only TBC
Balance due TBC

**Fully Booked**

Airshows:

NAS Jacksonville 27th Oct

Little Rock AFB 28th Oct

NAS Pensacola 2nd Nov

Flights (all flights included in the final costing)

Dep UK to Orlando 26th Oct

Dep Jax IAP to Memphis (via Charlotte) 27th Oct

Dep Orlando to UK 3rd Nov  (arrive UK Sun 4th Nov)

Sat:

NAS Jax Airshow

Cecil Field

Fly JAX IAP to Memphis

Sun:

Little Rock Airshow

Fort Smith

Fayetterville museum

Tulsa

Mon:

Vance

McConnell

Kansas Air museum

Hutchinson Space museum

Salina MAP

Fort Riley AAF

Topeka Forbes Field/Combat Air museum

Olathe NC Aircenter

Tue:

Rosecrans MAP

Whiteman

Jefferson City MAP/MO museum

St Louis IAP & various locations

Scott IL

Halls/Arnold TN

Wed:

Memphis

Nashville

Manchester Arnold

Huntsville BEST & various locations

Thur:

Columbus

Meridian

Meridian Key Field

Fri:

Keesler

Mobile

Pensacola RAP

Pensacola Airshow

Whiting Field

Eglin Museum/Airport

Sat:

Moody

Camp Blanding

Jacksonville IAP

Cecil Field

NAS Jacksonville

St Augustine

Fly Orlando back to UK (arrive UK Sun 4th Nov)

This is only a general overview of the schedule at this early stage and will be finalised for anyone who has booked in summer 2018.

We intend to visit as many locations as possible, including bases, museums & preserved aircraft.

Ground transport will be 1-2 x 7 seater mini-vans, hotels of a mid-range standard.

Not included in this tour is food / drink, museum entrances and transport to / UK Airport