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WSPA 2020 Grounded Hogs Dinner Gala

  • 21 Feb 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
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  • 2020 WSPA Grounded Hogs Dinner Gala Attendee Ticket. Includes dinner and free admission to the Museum of Flight on the day leading up to the event.
  • 2020 WSPA Grounded Hogs Dinner Gala Attendee Ticket. Includes dinner and free admission to the Museum of Flight on the day leading up to the event.

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For one evening a year, the Washington Seaplane Pilots Association (WSPA) has the pleasure of welcoming all members, non-members, pilots, non-pilots, and friends for an evening of fun at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The event serves as the primary fundraiser to help fulfill the organization's mission to protect and grow seaplane access to Washington waters, promote safe and responsible seaplane operations, foster communications among owners, operators, service providers, and the community, and to facilitate events sharing the joy of seaplane flying in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

Museum of Flight Access 

Event attendees can enjoy all that the Museum of Flight has to offer, as admission is included with registration. Plan to arrive early and check in at the admissions desk. State that you are attending the WSPA Grounded Hogs Dinner Gala, and you will be given a private event wristband that will allow you to tour for the entire day leading up to the event. The Museum of Flight opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm for event setup. Admission is free only for registered guests of Grounded Hogs.


This year, the event will be held in the Museum of Flight Skyline Room. The evening will begin with a social hour, followed by an overview of initiatives and accomplishments from 2019. Chuck Perry will then present the inspiring story of Kenmore Air, the largest seaplane airline in the United States continuously operating since 1946. The evening will conclude with our popular raffle - with items and experiences sure to excite any pilot or aviation enthusiast.


5:00 pm
Museum of Flight Closes to the Public for Event Setup. 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Reception & Social Hour with Cash Bar in the Museum of Flight Skyline Room

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seated Dinner & Presentation: "The Kenmore Story" by Chuck Perry, WSPA Board Member & Chief Pilot at Kenmore Air 

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

11:00 pm

Volunteers Needed

This event could not happen if it weren't for a thoughtful group of volunteers who selflessly donate their time to assist us with guest check-in, ticket sales, raffle setup, and other duties that make the event run smoothly. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Don Goodman via email (donaldjg56@gmail.com) or phone (360) 303-7076. 

Raffle Donations

We are immeasurably grateful to receive a variety of generous donations to include in our raffle - from scenic flights and aviation gear, to flight lessons, avionics, books, photography, and aviation themed products and adventures! If you would like to contribute an item or experience, please contact us at admin@washingtonseaplanepilots.org. Every contribution is very much appreciated! 

Register Early 

The Grounded Hogs Dinner Gala coincides with the Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show. As such, we expect a large turnout of seaplane pilots, enthusiasts, and guests. Space is limited and we tend to sell out early, so be sure to reserve your tickets before we run out!

More Information

For more information, photos, and to view our sponsors, visit our event website: www.groundedhogs.com. If you have any questions, contact us at admin@washingtonseaplanepilots.org.

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