Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association
LPBA Summer 2018 Convention
The Landing Resort
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Convention Program

I’m pleased to announce that registration for the upcoming Summer Meeting (July 18th to July 22nd 2018) at the Landing resort in South Lake Tahoe, California, is now open and available. That registration documentation is now available by hard copy and online at our web site at

The Landing is a 77-room, all-suites property literally on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, just on the California side of the Nevada border. LPBA will be the big fish in this pond during our stay, and I am genuinely optimistic that we could occupy the entire property for our conference.

In addition to another outstanding slate of CLE speakers (big kudos to Charlie Morgenstein once again), there are a myriad of wonderful activities (both planned and un-planned) to tantalize everyone from the most skeptical travelers to the heartiest explorers. There is a marina with literally row upon row of watercraft, from jet-skis, paddleboards and kayaks to ski boats, sail boats, fishing boats, and cabin-cruiser class boats. It’s a candy store full of boats. It’s 100 feet from the back door, just past the sandy beach.

We’re minutes-away-by-shuttle from Heavenly Valley, one of my favorite ski resorts with numerous summertime activities, including an aerial tram to the top of the mountain, zip lines, and mountain biking.

There are 4 casinos within a few minutes walking distance (or within easy reach of the Landing’s unlimited courtesy shuttle) that offer numerous shows, dozens of restaurants, and that other activity they seem to have at all casinos. There are other shows and surprises also within easy walking/shuttle distance from the Landing, including live magic performances where LPBA could fill the entire theatre.

There are numerous historical estates to tour, some with great back stories (Frank Sinatra’s CalNeva property (where JFK used to hang out), the lakeside estate from Godfather II (don’t get in the boat, Fredo), the guy’s estate who donated all the land on the Nevada side to the State so long as it stays as an undeveloped park, or the lady’s estate that financed Charles Lindberg’s trans-Atlantic flight).

There’s California City (the “big city” that Hoss, Little Joe & Adam used to ride into on Bonanza) and a number of attractions in the surrounding area, including in Reno, the biggest little city in America. Or is that the littlest big city. Whichever it is, there’s more fun stuff to do than I can comfortably list here.

Lake Tahoe is one of the top 10 most photographed places on earth; just driving around the lake is spectacular. As is hiking and/or biking. There are 3 golf courses within easy reach of our conference, and depending on the interest level, we can play any or all of them. The PGA tour will be in Tahoe a week before us.

There are several small airports within reasonable proximity, which will not only facilitate LPBA’s signature event, our Spot Landing demonstration, but also provide the opportunity (again, depending on interest) to go skydiving (tandem jumps available), or rent aircraft to either explore from the sky or engage in air combat simulations.

The primary commercial airport in Reno International (“RNO”). It’s about a 45-minute drive from RNO to the Landing. There is a shuttle service that will take you door-to-door from RNO to the Landing for less than $50 round-trip (it’s highly subsidized, not surprisingly, by the major casinos). However, if you want to rent a car, please know these two things: first, part of LPBA’s deal at the Landing is complimentary valet parking for all of us for the duration of our stay. Next, if you’ve never driven on narrow, mountainous, cliff-side, scary roads (some with several “why the heck isn’t there a guardrail over there” spots), please leave the sightseeing to the properly briefed passengers and keep your focus. You can stop at the scenic overlooks or go through the pictures after your safe arrival.

Our room rates at the Landing are well below market price, and an outstanding value. We’ve tried our best to keep the registration fees for the conference as manageable as possible, and (like we did in San Antonio) all of the additional and optional activities (some of which we’re getting for discounted group rates) will be on an a-la-carte basis. We are pleased to be able to offer this conference at the following: Members: $575. Adult Guests: $375. Kids 10-17: $75 (9 and under free). And, we are now offering our LPBA student members an opportunity to attend this conference for $275.

I’ve only scratched the surface, and I’m already much longer than intended. Please join Susan & I for what promises to be a wonderful time at LPBA’s Summer Meeting (July 18th to July 22nd 2018) at the Landing resort in South Lake Tahoe.

Lloyd Kirschbaum
LPBA President