EAA Chapter 538

LeRoy Castle Memorial Chapter

EAA Chapter 538 2017 "All In" Poker Run


Those participating in the “All In” Poker Run will adhere to the following rules:

  • You do not need to be an existing member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 538.
  • Anyone can participate. The “All In” Poker Run is open to all pilots, their families, and friends.
  • The “All In” Poker Run takes place on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, 2017. Sealed envelopes with cards will only be available those days at each airport.
  • There will be NO reschedule if the event is cancelled due to weather.
  • The start location is your home airport. Start time on Friday, October 27, 2017 is up to you and your passengers depending on your plane, your assessment of weather conditions, etc.
  • We are requesting you pre-register for this event. Please see registration below.
  • The entrance fee is $20.00 for the first hand and $5.00 per each additional hand (no limit) and is payable upon arriving at Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ) when recording your hand(s). Cash only and exact change is preferred.
  • All hands must be presented at the Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ) no later than 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
  • For each hand you play, you will pick up one sealed envelope containing a card at each of the 5 airports. You may NOT trade cards with other participants. You may NOT open the sealed envelope. These are considered cheating. You and all involved parties will be disqualified and no refunds will be made.
  • You do not need to fly the entire course.  If you cannot make it to all of the airports, additional decks of cards will be at the final destination airport so that you can still get a full hand.
  • You can go to the airports in any order on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, 2017 with the final airport being Falcon Field (KFFZ), checking in no later than 2:00 pm on Saturday.  The 5 airports are:
  • The prize for the best poker hand will be ½ the pot. 
  • Standard 5 card draw poker rules apply.  The participant with the best hand will be declared the winner.
  • Since each airport has a representation of a complete deck (Cards 1 – 52), it is possible to get 5 aces or 5 twos, etc.  In the unlikely event of exactly duplicated hands each player involved in the tie will draw a card and the highest card breaks the tie.
  • You must be present at the awards ceremony which will begin at 2:30 pm Saturday October 28, 2017 in the volunteer tent located in the park just south of the Copperstate main entrance.
  • This is not a race.  Your time between airports does not matter.  Your primary concern should be safety and the exercise of good judgement and airmanship.


Registering does not obligate your participation in the “All In” Poker Run. We would like to attain as accurate a head count as possible for our attendance purposes so that we can be sure to have enough playing cards at each designated airport. If you plan on participating in the EAA Chapter 538 “All In” Poker Run please RSVP to Carlos Hernandez pazmany.ch@gmail.com and please include all of the following information in your email:

 Subject line: “All In” Poker Run registration

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Aircraft type, make, model, N-number and color(s)
  3. Will you be:

          a) Pilot in Command

          b) Riding along with someone as a passenger (please indicate with whom)

          c) Would like to participate but need a ride (we'll do our best to get you a seat)

  1. How many players are you planning to bring?
  2. Which day will you be planning to make your run and check in to record your hand?
  3. If you have an open seat(s) would you be interested in taking another player(s) that would like to participate but have no aircraft available?


  1. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 538 will hosting the “All In” Poker Run during the same weekend as the Copperstate Fly-in in Mesa, AZ. The last Poker Run stop and your hand will be recorded at Falcon Field. Due to this, once you have landed at Falcon Field you will be responsible for all entry fees required by Copperstate. Copperstate and EAA Chapter 538 are separate entities and the “All In” Poker Run is not a co-sponsored event. Our intension is to offer some additional fun and scenic flying while you’re in the area. If you would like to participate in the Poker Run but you ARE NOT or DO NOT want to attend Copperstate then other means of recording your hand(s) will be required. Please contact Carlos Hernandez at pazmany.ch@gmail.com or phone him at 623.810.5675 to make alternate arrangements.
  2. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 538 is the sole host of the “All In” Poker Run but assumes no liability for the safe operation of your aircraft and your flight. As PIC of your aircraft, you assume full responsibility. Please check all NOTAM’s, TFR’s, weather, and ensure that your aircraft is in airworthy condition. As a passenger, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person that you are flying with is competent to operate the aircraft.



50/50 Raffle

The Raffle is open to public (18+). Two days of ticket sales (Friday Oct. 27th and Saturday Oct. 28th) with one winner! Leave your name and number on the back of your ticket so that we can contact you. The winner will be announced Sat Oct. 28th at 3:00 PM.

Ticket $
1/$1 - 6/$5 - 15/$10 - arm span/$20


Contact Carlos Hernandez at pazmany.ch@gmail.com or phone him at 623.810.5675


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