September 25-27, 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
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.
(Based On Past Experience...Not All Events Guaranteed
May or May Not Represent Event Organizer's Actual Plans)
Arrivals Begin - Local Law Enforcement
Alerted - Early Bird Dinner in Town
Friday, 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
Sunday, 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.
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
of Sacramento on the San Francisco Sectional Chart.
For more detailed information
about Westover Field and various airport related matters
you can contact the Westover Airport Manager via phone at
All phone numbers area code (209) unless otherwise noted.
Western Amador Inn
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.
Jackson Lodge 223-0486
Inn Express 257-1500
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about local
area and assistance with lodging needs contact the
Amador County Chamber of Commerce via phone at: 223-0350