Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sunday Free Event Celebrating Sand Point Aviation History

Friends of Sand Point/Magnuson Park Historic District are holding a free family friendly celebration of Sand Point Aviation History on Sunday from 10-4pm at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park.

The website says:

  Come Fly with Us

Take in a living history presentation, story-telling, demonstrations and more. 

Join us for model exhibits, storytelling, paper aircraft building, an indoor flying demonstration and tours of the Historic District.   
We would like to honor as many veterans as possible.  If you are a veteran with history at Sand Point and you can attend, please email us your details at


Return to Sand Point of the Douglas World Cruisers: Chicago, Boston 2 and New Orleans; from the first Around-the-World Flight (Museum of History and Industry)

Events for the Whole Family!
10 am - 4 pm Ongoing Activities
Paper aircraft building workshop with prizes
"You Can Touch" toy aircraft table
Model aircraft displays –
PBY Museum and Bob Lucas collection
Model airplane building demonstration – NW Scale Modelers
Museum of Flight Living History WWII story-telling
Slide show of Sand Point Historic Aircraft and grounds
Historic photography and artifacts exhibit
Finished paper plane display

11:00 - 11:30 am

Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance
Veterans Honor Ceremony
11:30 - 1:00 pm Speakers
11:30 - John Hammers, WWII in the Aleutians, Paramushiro Bombing11:45 - Bill Deller - PBYs and PBMs12:00 - Ray Swalley, WWII, Pearl Harbor, Flying from Aircraft Carriers12:30 - Bob Lucas, The Cold War, the Navy Reserve12:45 - Larry Gill, Weekend Warriors and the Support Facility

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Barn Owls Indoor Flying Demonstration2:00 - 3:00 pm
Sedentary Sousa Band3:00 - 4:00 pm Speakers
Ken Bottini - Pre WWII at Sand Point
Jessica Jerwa, The Civil Air Patrol at Sand Point
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Acknowledgement of Sponsors
4:30 pm
Tour of Historical District

Participants include:
Warren G. Magnuson Park
The Barn Owls Radio-Controlled flying group
The Museum of Flight
PBY Naval Air Museum
The NorthWest Scale Modelers
The Navy League
The Civil Air Patrol
RSVP using the Registration Form.  

Go here to learn more about Friends of Sand Point, their mission, priorities and projects, and history and photos of the Naval Station.       

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