Poker Run

Emerald Angels of the Gulf Coast 99s

EAGC 2019 Poker Run
A scholarship fundraiser event.

September 28, 2019
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

*Rain date = October 5, 2019

What is a Poker Run?

A poker run is a fundraiser in which each pilot flies (or driver drives or motorcyclist rides) to an airport, picks up a card for each purchased hand, and continues to another airport.  Passengers may also register and purchase as many hands as they would like.  Playing cards are distributed in sealed envelopes. You must start at one of the airports on the route where you will pick up your first card.  You have a choice of three additional airports to stop at where you will pick up an additional card for each purchased hand.  Finally, you will end (the terminus) at Salt Air FBO located at the Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores, Alabama (KJKA) where you will pick up your last card.  Envelopes with cards must remain sealed until you play your hand with the dealer.  If you have any doubles of a card, you may trade the double in for another card with the dealer.  If you choose to not stop at additional airports after your starting airport, due to weather factors or time constraints, you may pick up cards for your hands at the terminus, KJKA.  Extra hands may be purchased at the “terminus” airport for $20.

Who can participate?

Anyone!  Pilots, auto drivers, motorcycle riders, and passengers may participate.  Insurance for your mode of transportation must be current.

Which airports are on the route? 

The 2019 Poker Run airports will open at 8:30 am and the participating stops are:

5R4 – Foley Municipal Airport, Lightning Aviation, 510 N Airport Rd, Foley, Alabama 36535

KCQF – Sonny Callahan Airport, Continental Motors, Inc., 8600 county Road 32, Fairhope, Alabama 36532

1R8 – Bay Minette Municipal Airport, US Aviation (previously Skywarrior), 11981 Airport Road, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

0R1 – Atmore Municipal Airport, Aviation Specialists, 15 Beacon Lane, Atmore, Alabama 36502

2R4 – Peter Prince Field Airport, Aircraft Management Services (AMS), 5600 N Airport Road, Milton Florida 32586

82J – Ferguson Airport, Ferguson Aviation, 9750 Aileron Avenue, Pensacola, Fl 32506

KJKA – Jack Edwards National Airport – Salt Air Aviation Center, 1215 Commerce Drive, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

FOR SAFETY, PLEASE SHUT DOWN AIRCRAFT BEFORE RETRIEVING YOUR CARDS

Do I have to land/drive to every airport?

No, you do not have to land or drive to any additional airports but we hope you do for the valuable experience.  You may pick up remaining cards to complete your hand at the terminus (KJKA).  Pilots, there is no need to stretch your personal limits at an airport with strong crosswinds.  Drivers, there is not need to exceed the speed limit in order to reach an airport.

What time do I need to be at the terminus?

Please arrive at KJKA, Jack Edwards National Airport, Salt Air Aviation Center no later than 12:30 pm.   Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 pm.  You must be present to claim a prize.

How do I register?

Contact Terri B. at (559) 618-0159 or at 99pilots@gmail.com to obtain the registration packet and purchase as many hands as you would like.  Additional hands will be available at the terminus (KJKA) for $20.

Box lunches are available for $5.  Please purchase your box lunch when you register or bring your own lunch.

Once registered, you will receive a text from Terri B. confirming the number of cards to pick up at each airport.

Other Important Information!

One card per hand is drawn at each airport.

Remember, this in NOT a race.  Please take your time and most importantly, be safe.  If you are flying and weather is marginal or beyond your personal limits at one of the airports, don’t land.

If weather is bad on the day of the Poker Run, a notice will be posted by 7:30 am and the Poker run will be moved to a rain date of October 5th.  You may also contact Terri B. at (559) 618-0159.

Scoring:  Standard Five Card Draw.  No Jokers or Wild cards.  Points will be assessed not only for hands, but for card values within hands.  Your hands will be put onto a score sheet for tallying upon arriving at the terminus.

Questions???? 

Contact Terri B. @ (559) 618-0159 or 99pilots@gmail.com