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2023 Cessna 170 Convention, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Postby cessna170bdriver » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:57 pm

Karen and I just arrived in Sault Ste. Marie to spend a couple of days meeting with tourism, hotel, and airport personnel to get planning for the 2023 Convention started in earnest. It’s clear and a million, 20 degrees F, and there’s about three feet of snow on the ground. 8O (It should be snow-free and at least 50 degrees warmer for convention.:wink:)

The planned dates are July 16-22, 2023, the week before Oshkosh. 2023 is the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the Cessna 170, and a mass gathering of 170s is planned at Airventure, so hopefully many of us can do both events.

The host airport is the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Airport (KANJ). Commercial airports close by are Chippewa County International (KCIU) and Sault Ste. Marie Ontario (CYAM).

The host hotel will be the Kewadin Casino Hotel, 2 miles east of KANJ.

Planned tours include Soo Locks, Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw) Island, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls, and possibly the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. A list of other places to visit on your own will be forthcoming.

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Mackinac Island, far left, from the Mackinac Bridge


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Yours truly at the Kewadin Casino Hotel


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View from the room.
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Re: 2023 Cessna 170 Convention, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Postby bat443 » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:07 am

Good choice Miles.
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Re: 2023 Cessna 170 Convention, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Postby cessna170bdriver » Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:13 pm

Thank you Tim, hope you can make it up there next year.
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Re: 2023 Cessna 170 Convention, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Postby DWood » Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:39 pm

Plans are well underway for the 2023 Cessna 170 Vintage Reunion at AirVenture. I emailed Ron Magos this morning to advise that VAA will be ready to park 100 or more 170's. For this year we have registered more than 100 V Tailed Bonanzas and in 2023 the VAA featured airplane parking is planned to be even larger. The bottomline is to please plan to bring your 170 to AirVenture 2023.
Soon after this AirVenture, the registration list will be started and more information will be provided.
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Re: 2023 Cessna 170 Convention, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Postby cessna170bdriver » Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:49 pm

Thank you Dan! As I mentioned above I chose the dates of the convention to make it more convenient for those who wish to follow up with a trip to AirVenture to do so. It’s been a long time since I've seen 100 170s in one place so hopefully we can do it next year.
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Re: 2023 Cessna 170 Convention, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Postby cessna170bdriver » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:50 pm

Preview of updated info to be included in the next FlyPaper:

DATES
Arrival: July 16, 2023
Departure: July 22, 2023
Oshkosh Opening: July 24, 2023

HOTEL
Kewadin Casino Hotel
2186 Shunk Rd
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783

Link to Rates and Reservations: https://book.b4checkin.com/chameleon/ke ... ssociation

Phone: (906) 632-0530

Website: http://www.kewadin.com

Hotel-provided shuttle anywhere in town, including municipal and commercial airports (U.S. only)

HOST AIRPORT
Sault Ste Marie Muni/Sanderson Field (ANJ)
FBO: Great Circle Aviation Services
Manager: Ted Waite - Ph: 906-635-0252
https://www.airnav.com/airport/KANJ
International Airport of Entry, US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.
Bring tie downs, as parking will be in the grass.

COMMERCIAL AIRPORT
Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
Kinross, MI
Two flights/day; 1 each arrival and departure from MSP and DTW on Delta.

ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE (tentative)

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Not yet included in the Day 3 info is that Wednesday is airport day, with forums and aircraft judging. Other events may include Young Eagles and/or a poker run as planning progresses.

Also, there are way too many things to do in the area than can be included in the week’s activities, so here’s some ideas of things to do on your own:
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Re: 2023 Cessna 170 Convention, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Postby c170b53 » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:43 pm

Well its been pointed out to me that the convention flyer passed out at the Burlington convention mentions Fudge more than once.! The flyer has been on the kitchen table, studied and I’m fairly certain that I won’t be solo next year. Looking forward to it, going to Oshkosh and winning the 170B from AOPA, ok maybe a new airplane is stretching it.
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