West Coast National Swift Convention

25th Anniversary!

September 25-27, 2009
Jackson, CA

 2009 brings the 25th anniversary of the annual gathering of Swifts in the beautiful
Sierra Foothill Gold Country on September 25-27, 2009.  West Coast National is
the only major gathering of Swifts on the West Coast.  Annually seeing consistent
counts of 40 to 50 Swifts of all descriptions, from restored originals to ultra-custom
hot rods, the "West Coast" location and great weather draw Swifters from all over
the US and Canada.  Over the years beginning in 1985 there have been many
good times shared at Westover by Swifters old and new. 

Tentative Event Schedule
(Based On Past Experience...Not All Events Guaranteed To Occur...
May or May Not Represent Event Organizer's Actual Plans)

September 24
Arrivals Begin - Local Law Enforcement Alerted - Early Bird Dinner in Town 

September 25
More Swifts Arrive -  Tire Kicking and Exaggerated Airspeed Claims Begin in Earnest - Swift Store Opens - Field Swept To Flush Out FAA Inspectors - Aircraft Judging - Canadians Arrive and Brag About How Easy It Was For Them To Cross Our Border - Friday nite Airport BBQ with Airborne Entertainment Courtesy of the Flying Burrito Bros. - Die Hards Gather at Hotel Hospitality Suite

Saturday, September 26
More of the same from Friday - Yet Even More Swift Arrivals - Fly Outs For Lunch vs Lunch At The Airport - Various Unplanned Spontaneous Events - Aircraft Judging Concludes - Bribing of Judges Continues - Gala Award Banquet - Raffle of SMF Swift - Survivors Gather at Hotel Hospitality Suite

September 27
Happy Trails as Swifters Start to Head Home - Event Organizers Swear They Will Never Do This Again - Amador County Sheriffs Dept Closes SWAT Team Command Post.

The information that follows is to help those who plan to attend the event this year.

Westover Field (identifier O70), is located in the Sierra foothill "Gold Country"
near the towns of Jackson and Sutter Creek, about 40 miles east
of Sacramento on the San Francisco Sectional Chart.

Westover Field Information
From airnav.com
For more detailed information about Westover Field and various airport related matters 
you can contact the Westover Airport Manager via phone at  209-223-2376.  

All phone numbers area code (209) unless otherwise noted.

***Fly-In Headquarters***
Best Western Amador Inn

200 South Highway 49
Jackson, CA 95642
There is a block of 80 rooms and Swifters should identify 
themselves as being with the "Swift Group".
Everyone is encouraged to call early and get a room reserved.


Other lodging...
The Jackson Lodge 223-0486
Holiday Inn Express 257-1500
Rancheria Hotel/Casino 223-1677
Sutter Creek Inn (B&B) 267-5606
Linda Vista Motel 223-1096
Aparicio's Inn 267-9177
El Campo Casa 223-0100

Van transportation will be available courtesy of the Best Western Amador Inn.  
Rental cars may also available via Enterprise at 223-4200 but call early.

Contact Information:
For more information and/or to answer any questions about the fly-in, please
contact Don Bartholomew via phone at: (775) 782-2992
or via email at:

For information about local area and assistance with lodging needs contact the 
Amador County Chamber of Commerce via phone at: 223-0350