2020 Poker Run Update

The Star Aero Club Poker Run will be held this coming Saturday, November 21. In consideration of the Covid pandemic, we will be conducting the Poker Run a little differently from our usual tradition, but hey, it’s 2020. Nothing is the same this year!

Instead of a pre-flight briefing at the DVT terminal lobby, the route and other information are provided in this message. If there are any changes, we will provide an email or text update no later than 8:00 am Saturday morning.

Instead of our usual group lunch after the run, we will meet at the DVT airport picnic area, at the southeast end of the airport, south of the police hangar. The airport restaurant is closed, and this will provide an outdoor meeting place for lunch, the card showdown, and prizes. We will not have a catered lunch, but encourage everyone to stop at your favorite lunch spot, pick up something to-go, and bring it to the picnic area. Face masks and social distancing are expected. There are a few picnic tables and benches, but bring a lawn chair for a little extra room to spread out.

Participation in the Poker Run is open to anyone. An ante of $20 is required for each person playing a hand for prize money. The ante will be collected at lunch, prior to opening envelopes and the card showdown.
Final briefing updates will be provided by text or email by 8:00am on Saturday. Departure time will be on your own schedule at approximately 8:30 a.m.
This year’s run will take us southeast of the valley. The route is as follows:

Deer Valley (KDVT) – Kearny (E67) – Pinal (KMZJ) – Coolidge (P08) – Casa Grande (KCGZ) – Deer Valley (KDVT)
Total distance: 199 nm

We will meet at about 12:00 noon after the run, at the DVT airport picnic area for lunch, the card showdown, and awards.
If you plan on participating and have not responded yet, please contact Mike Adams as soon as possible.

See you there!