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Private jet to Bandon

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  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5612WRX Points: 610Posts: 5,612 Titanium Tees
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    True if a 'jet' ... Who knows with this whole deal.

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  • MalvernMalvern Members  568WRX Points: 159Handicap: 7Posts: 568 Golden Tee
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    Needs a fact check but I'm sure someone started a hedge fund where they shorted companies with a private jet/s and bought the index. Massive out performer.

    Might as well buzz the clubhouse en route

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  • carreracarrera Northern CaliforniaMembers  2669WRX Points: 209Posts: 2,669 Titanium Tees
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    Yes, Bandon State is closer, but only about 15 minutes less of a drive than OTH. Most fly to OTH....it is only a half hour from Bandon.

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  • DLiverDLiver Members  2866WRX Points: 328Handicap: 2.2Posts: 2,866 Titanium Tees
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    Shorter runway too. You certainly couldn't land there in the rain unless you had thrust reversers. And who knows about FBO services. That said, we once played a tournament in VA outside DC. After the tournament, we left from a podunk airport right near the course, and landed in a podunk airport right near home. That was an awesome trip lol.

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  • MUNIGRITMUNIGRIT Members  351WRX Points: 188Handicap: 7Posts: 351 Greens
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    Even if you were not flying into North Bend why would you go to Portland? You would fly to Eugene and drive from there.

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  • TechBrokerTechBroker Members  115WRX Points: 16Handicap: 6.3Posts: 115 Fairways
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    Yes, 2.


    10 of us are on the jet, 6 are going Alaska to Portland and staying in coos bay overnight.


    Thanks for the input and also the grey poupon comments. Cracked me up hard!

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    I appreciate you giving me that much credit but I don’t have anywhere to ask and get such great feedback.


    Ive been on this jet 4 times for trips, but have been told by so many people that the drive is gorgeous similarly to Monterrey. That’s the point I was asking about. Last summer we did Ireland and the driving with the guys in the bus was what brought the whole trip together.


    Make no mistake, I’ll be drinking caymus on the plane.

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  • RfdongRfdong Members  26WRX Points: 32Posts: 26 Bunkers
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    I've never driven from Portland or Eugene to BD. But I live in N Calif and we drive regularly to BD rather than fly commercial. That United flight is the WORST. You might not get clubs/clothes or worse yet we had one of our party get left in SF. when you pencil it out it's just as fast to fly just less sitting in car rather than airport for us. But I digress, the drive from I-5 to Bandon is very pretty but I would fly private to North Bend everytime is there was no cost. I've only done that once at a reasonable amount and it was awesome.

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1522WRX Points: 309Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,522 Platinum Tees
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    If you are wearing white belts tell me you have a less than 34 inch waist!😁

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  • tw422tw422 Manhattan Beach, Ca.Members  351WRX Points: 84Posts: 351 Greens
    Joined:  edited Jun 9, 2020 6:23pm #44

    Caymus is commoner swill....if you said you had couple of bottles of 89 Haut Brion we would know you were the real deal. hahaha. enjoy the trip.

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  • jjrjjr Members  1237WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,237 Platinum Tees
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    The way to go, now you need a helicopter ride to Bandon!

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  • ammarpijviammarpijvi Members  2WRX Points: 5Posts: 2 Starters
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    i have taken croydon taxis to the golf club

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  • njlamnjlam Members  910WRX Points: 63Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    I live in Portland and go to Bandon at least once a year.

    I always drive, it takes about four hours (I5 south/Rt38/101), and the transition from Eugene/Drain to the coast (rt 38) is very beautiful (about an hour of the drive).

    That being said, there is nothing to do or to stop for on Rt 38 (a two lane road) and I5 South and 101 South segments are nothing to brag about.

    Every year, one of my Portland-based friends begs us to take a plane from Portland to North Bend, and I have never done it. I think he just want to tell people he flies private.

    Most years (we have an annual trip) I have some friends who are coming from the east coast and I pick them up at their PDX hotel in the morning and we catch up for 4 hours on the ride down.

    Time always passes quickly. I would miss these conversations if we flew.

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  • MuffyMuffy 58 T-bird Members  83WRX Points: 49Handicap: YesPosts: 83 Fairways
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    Bandon State airport is close, but at 3,600 feet is too short for most jets and many turboprops. I’ve flown in there a few times in 4 and 6 place props, back when I windsurfed in the area. It is a former military field, so well built, and there is a small flying club that sells 100LL (no Jet A). Daylight only ops. And abnormally WINDY!!

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  • mneumannmneumann Members  394WRX Points: 103Handicap: 2Posts: 394 Greens
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    We have an annual jan/Feb trip where we fly private from Sacramento. Hour each way in the air and 30 minute drive each way to the course plus a stop at Safeway in town to load up supplies means we can leave in the morning, play day of arrival, and then play last day first thing and be back on our couches at 2pm.


    Went in the summer last year with a different group so no plane. Had to leave at 5am cause the drive is about 9 hours. The drive there honestly wasn't bad cause of the anticipation and time with buddies but even in the summer we barely got a late afternoon round in the day of. Planned to get up and leave first thing the last day but were stupid enough to go play first and then didn't get home till 10pm and were wiped. The drive home is the worst 9 hours ever spent in a car, just want to be home, tired of your buddies, sore. Exaggerating a little but really not. Take the plane

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  • carreracarrera Northern CaliforniaMembers  2669WRX Points: 209Posts: 2,669 Titanium Tees
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    You must drive slow or take a lot of stops from Sacramento!

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  • spud3spud3 Portland, ORMembers  1898WRX Points: 442Posts: 1,898 Platinum Tees
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    Just curious - what does it cost to charter a private plane from Sacramento to NB (and back)?

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  • blitzgolfblitzgolf Members  41WRX Points: 20Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    Definitely private FBO when you can lol

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    Varies vastly based on size, number of passengers, and load/mission required. Jets are typically classified in small, midsize, super midsize, or large and could be in the ballpark $8k-$30k round trip depending on which size and variant. For 4 passengers each with golf clubs you likely have immediately ruled out a small jet and are talking well north of $10k.

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  • DLiverDLiver Members  2866WRX Points: 328Handicap: 2.2Posts: 2,866 Titanium Tees
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    My general rule of thumb for privates is $3k-5k/hour.

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  • mneumannmneumann Members  394WRX Points: 103Handicap: 2Posts: 394 Greens
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    It's my boss' dad's plane, so all we pay for is actual cost to operate (gas, pilots and per diem for the pilots). It's 6k for that round trip for a Cessna citation. Split it 6 ways so it makes it a grand a guy.

    We looked to charter the same-ish plane when it was up in the air if it was available 2 years ago and I think the quote we got was 11k

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  • mneumannmneumann Members  394WRX Points: 103Handicap: 2Posts: 394 Greens
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    Started in el Dorado hills, every bit of 8 hrs if you don't stop and drive fast. Someone always has to pee or get gas or wants to eat.

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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members  526WRX Points: 270Posts: 526 Golden Tee
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    A bunch of guys could probably hire a piston prop aircraft from Sacramento to Bandon much cheaper than a jet. Less luxurious, but it would get you there nearly as quickly.

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  • PureStrikes54PureStrikes54 Members  569WRX Points: 56Handicap: +3.3Posts: 569 Golden Tee
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    Yeah a Pilatus PC-12, King Air, or Twin Piston likely fits the mission from Sac to Bandon much better. Not a long enough trip where taking advantage of the extra knots of speed would make a huge difference and would be MUCH cheaper.

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