The eighth annual Birds of Prey: Air Combat in the Jet Age convention is coming in 2018, following in the footsteps of many years at Origins. This year’s event will be just as much fun, with a bunch of fantastic air gamers, great scenarios, new aircraft and a opportunity to learn more about air combat in the jet age!


When: Thursday July 19 - Sunday July 22, 2018

Where: Dayton, Ohio, USA


Travel:
-- Dayton airport is closest

-- if you get an amazing fare, Columbus and Cincinnati are a little more than an hour away.


Hotel: DoubleTree Guest Suites Dayton/Miamisburg

           300 Prestige Place , Miamisburg, OH 45342

           Phone: 937-436-2400


Hotel Costs:
-- Convention rate is $99 per night, ask for the “Birds of Prey” group


Costs:
-- Attendees will share the cost of the gaming room (if applicable).

        We will figure the amounts out based on the attendees, roughly $50.

-- The cost of a T-shirt , if we knock one out and you choose to order.

-- We aren't planning to take any profit on this event. It is just for fun for us and for you.

-- Travel, room, air-museum entrance fees and food are your own responsibility.

Watching new players develop in the system has convinced us that Birds of Prey simulates the real-world of ACM well enough that the ratio of aces and truly dangerous opponents, versus pretenders and glorified targets matches the real world. So, we want to offer the real-world solution and put a group of cardboard aviators through the gaming experience of a lifetime and run a table-top version of the Fighter Weapons School. Receive some ground-school, fly your fighter and then get the debrief of a lifetime. (Tony doesn't wear the Kelly McGillis pumps, but the experience is realistic in most other aspects.)


The convention will be suited to players of all skill levels. (We'd prefer you have learned the basics of flight in Birds of Prey, there will be talented players there to teach any newbies.)

Cardboard Fighter Weapons School

Questions?

Please post any questions or discussion at: http://groups.io/g/airbattle

Transportation from the Airport

Hopefully some combination of people with rental cars and a pickup or two by the local gamers can accommodate the bulk of transportation needs! We will facilitate communications between the attendees, so transportation can be shared!

Register (informally) at: http://tinyurl.com/BoPCon-2018

There will be a group visit to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Museum visit!