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The suspense is over, WE GOT IT!!! Omaha in 2011 it is. Not a big surprise as we were the only bid but until they announce it you just never know. Dates are August 3-6 so it should work out well for everyone. The venue is the brand new LaVista convention center just off Interstate 80 in southwest Omaha. The convention hotels are a brand new Embassy Suites and Courtyard by Marriott both of which are attached. A huge Cabella's outdoor outfitter store is across the parking lot for those interested in another type of shopping. An open cockpit BBQ evening event is planned for the Strategic Air and Space museum. Right now the planes to be open are in negotiation but the museum has a very nice collection including B-36, B-47, B-52, B-58, B-17, B-29, C-97, Vulcan, FB-111 and many others including F-102, F-84, Rf-4C, Atlas and Thor missiles, SR-71, etc. Should be a great evening. Possible flight line tours at Offutt depending on security status, etc.

Contest themes include a tribute to the resident wing at Offutt the 55th titled "We See All" which is also the wing's motto. They flew P-51s in WWII, RB-47's and now EC-135s. America Strikes Back award for most patriotic American subject and possibly (since it was just pointed out to us at the bid presentation) something for the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation.

Let's get through Phoenix next year then we'll have a lot more on Omaha, but mark it on your calendars for 2011.

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The suspense is over, WE GOT IT!!! Omaha in 2011 it is. Not a big surprise as we were the only bid but until they announce it you just never know. Dates are August 3-6 so it should work out well for everyone. The venue is the brand new LaVista convention center just off Interstate 80 in southwest Omaha. The convention hotels are a brand new Embassy Suites and Courtyard by Marriott both of which are attached. A huge Cabella's outdoor outfitter store is across the parking lot for those interested in another type of shopping. An open cockpit BBQ evening event is planned for the Strategic Air and Space museum. Right now the planes to be open are in negotiation but the museum has a very nice collection including B-36, B-47, B-52, B-58, B-17, B-29, C-97, Vulcan, FB-111 and many others including F-102, F-84, Rf-4C, Atlas and Thor missiles, SR-71, etc. Should be a great evening. Possible flight line tours at Offutt depending on security status, etc.

Contest themes include a tribute to the resident wing at Offutt the 55th titled "We See All" which is also the wing's motto. They flew P-51s in WWII, RB-47's and now EC-135s. America Strikes Back award for most patriotic American subject and possibly (since it was just pointed out to us at the bid presentation) something for the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation.

Let's get through Phoenix next year then we'll have a lot more on Omaha, but mark it on your calendars for 2011.

Well that settles that...Hawaii out..Boo hoo...

WELL DONE OMAHA !!! :worship:

GOOD chocie of dates too. 3rd to 6th August...

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