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WSPA 2017 Grounded Hogs Dinner

  • 24 Feb 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
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  • 2017 Grounded Hogs Attendee Ticket. Includes Dinner.

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Washington Seaplane Pilots Association, WSPA

2017 Grounded Hogs Dinner Gala

Friday, February 24th, 2017, 6:00 PM 

Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA


This year, we will be in The Museum of Flight Side Gallery. Come and enjoy the Grand Gallery of Aviation.

REGISTER SOON  Registration is now open to NW Aviation Conference Attendees and we expect a large turnout of seaplane pilots, enthusiasts and guests.

One of our sponsors donated a table for 10 students from Aviation High School to help inspire the next generation of seaplane pilots.

We have lots of great raffle items this year such as:

   2 Seahawks Preseason SuiteTickets
   Ace Aviation - A surprise

   Aerocet - Flight Jacket
   Aircraft Spruce - Gift Cards
   Alderbrook resort - Gift Certificate

   AOPA - Blanket

   Austin W - 2 hours dual C172XP
   BEFA - 1 hour Redbird Full Motion Sim
   David Clark - Headset
   DeVries Vineyards - 1 case wine

   Dr Bill Bensinger - 3rd Class Medical
   Dynon Avionics - D2 Pocket Panel
   Eaglenook Resort - Gift Certificate

   Garmin - Pilot Watch
   George Johnson - Flight Review

   John Goodman - 1 hour scenic in Turbine Beaver
   Kenmore Air - 1 hour dual Beaver
   Kenmore Air - 1 hour dual Supercub

   Lake & Air / Wipaire - $500 Gift Certificate, 2 Jackets

   Long Bach Nguyen - Two Aviation Art Photographs
   Lucky Sportfishing - Gift Certificate
   Mike Kincaid - Seaplane Training Books
   Museum of Flight - Gift basket
   Quest/Clay Lacey - 50 Gal Fuel

   Seaplane Scenics - 1 hour dual C172

   Seattle Seaplanes - Merchandise

   Studio Lola - handprinted designer pillow (seaplane)

   SPA - 2 PFD’s

   Vertec Aviation - Oil Change

      and more keep arriving...

Guest speaker Jules James on The Rise of Water Flying from Lake Union

Enjoy the first days of glory for Lake Union water flying, the bustle of Bill Boeing, Eddie Hubbard, Percy Barnes and others as they pioneered commercial aviation from the foot of Roanoke Street.

Pilots in the early 1900's found water softer, smoother and

cheaper than dirt. Accordingly, Seattle was well situated for becoming the nation's trunk airmail route across the Pacific.  Bill Boeing launched his race to Alaska, the Orient and beyond from a 3-bay seaplane station on Lake Union. Hear the real stories behind:

  1. Boeing’s Roanoke Seaplane Station: 1915- 1918
  2. Airmail Race to Alaska: 1918 -1935
  3. Birth of Commercial Flying: 1920 -1925

Museum Access Included

Early arrivals can attend Museum of Flight as entrance is included all day for event attendees. Check in at the admission desk and state that you are attending the WSPA event that evening. You will be given a private event wristband that will allow you to tour that day. Admission is only good for you and your guests that are attending the event that day.

Schedule & Menu

5:00 MOF Closes to Public for Event Set Up

6:00-7:00 Reception

Cash Bar

Imported & Domestic Meats and Cheeses 

Assorted crackers

7:00-9:00 Seated Dinner Buffet & Talk

Artisan Lettuce Blend Salad with spiced pecans, dried cherries, mandarin oranges, Oregon bleu and raspberry vinaigrette
Broccoli Cashew Salad with bell peppers, red onion and toasted sesame dressing
Seasonal Sliced Fruit Platter
Artisan Breads
with sweet cream butter
Herb & Garlic Marinated Breast of Chicken with sundried tomato basil cream sauce
Roasted Snapper with lemon chive panko and cioppino sauce
Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Sautéed Green Beans Almandine

Truffles for Desert

11:00 Conclude

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