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  • Writer's pictureAlberto Morales

Club Pilotos Winter Reunion 2024: A Symphony in the skies at Hacienda de los Santos, Alamos, Sonora

Updated: Jan 27

 Aviators and enthusiasts, fasten your seatbelts for an exhilarating journey

through the skies, a culinary extravaganza, and the heartwarming embrace of camaraderie as we revisit the unforgettable moments from the Club Pilotos Winter Reunion 2024. Held at the exquisite Hotel Hacienda de los Santos in the enchanting town of Alamos, Sonora, this celebration was nothing short of spectacular.





Hangar Party: Margaritas and High Spirits!

The festivities soared to new heights with a warm hangar welcome, where the air buzzed with excitement and the unmistakable scent of adventure. Pilots and attendees were greeted with an abundance of free-flowing margaritas, beer, and wine, setting the stage for a week of high-flying fun and camaraderie.



Culinary Adventures: Cooking Classes and Savory Delights

Beyond the hangar, culinary creativity reached its zenith in cooking classes where pilots embraced their inner chefs. From shrimp-stuffed chilies and Sonoran-style rice to a refreshing pomegranate and pear green salad, and a delicious chocolate strawberry cheesecake, taste buds soared to new heights.



Texas Holdum´ Poker Extravaganza with Dealer Doug

As the sun dipped below the Sonoran horizon, Zapata's Cantina transformed into a thrilling poker arena. Guided by Dealer Doug, pilots tested their luck and skill in intense rounds of Texas Holdum´ Poker. The stakes were high, the atmosphere electric, and cheers resonated through the afternoon.



Village Tours and Cultural Immersion with Jim

Mornings in Alamos meant embarking on village tours led by the charismatic Jim Swickard. Cobblestone streets, historic landmarks, and colonial architecture unfolded, providing a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Alamos' history and culture.



FAOT 2024 Festival: A Symphony in the Skies

The Club Pilotos Winter Reunion 2024 harmoniously coincided with the FAOT (Alfonso Ortiz Tirado) 2024 Festival, turning the skies above Alamos into a canvas of artistic expression. Captivating performances and awe-inspiring displays offered a perfect blend of aviation and cultural celebration.





Mexican Night: Mariachi, Fiesta, and Flavor

The highlight of the reunion was the vibrant Mexican night, where Mariachi del Mayo serenaded the gathering with lively tunes. Pilots savored the flavors of Mexico under the starlit sky, creating memories that resonated with the spirit of camaraderie. Ramon and Jamie graced the stage with a mesmerizing dance performance, showcasing the passion and energy that defines Mexican culture.



Mountain Majesty: Mt. Alamos Hike in Parque La Colorada

For those seeking a breath of fresh air and panoramic vistas, the Mt. Alamos Hike in the beautiful Parque La Colorada provided the perfect escape. Pilots conquered new heights, forging connections with nature and fellow adventurers.




Hacienda Theater: Cinematic and Insightful

The Hacienda Theater, not only a stage for aviation-themed movies but also a forum for insightful presentations. From the heart-pounding drama of "Nyah" to the riveting aviation documentaries "Mayday" and the most scenic railway journey in Mexico's Copper Canyon, the theater became a hub of cinematic and intellectual exploration.


Enlightening Presentations: Longevity and Flying in Mexico

The reunion took a deep dive into the world of aviation with presentations on longevity and the unique challenges and joys of flying in Mexico. Pilots gained valuable insights, enriching their knowledge and sparking discussions that will undoubtedly resonate in their future flights.


Spring Reunion Alert: Spaces Filling Fast!

As the winter skies bid farewell to Alamos, a gentle reminder echoed through the hotel — the next Club Pilotos adventure is on the horizon! The 'Club Pilotos Spring Reunion 2024' is already filling up, and eager aviators are encouraged to secure their spots for another exhilarating journey through the skies.

In the spirit of camaraderie and high-flying adventures, we eagerly anticipate your presence at the next 'Club Pilotos Reunion' in Hotel de los Santos, Alamos, Sonora. Fasten your seatbelts for more unforgettable moments in the boundless skies!





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