Always Ready

The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl is the result of the hopes, aspirations and hard work of a small band of kindred spirits. In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion ‘Gus’ Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all pilots who had flown or were flying Coast Guard aircraft. The organization was later expanded to included all personnel who flew in Coast Guard aircraft under official orders. Only those who have willfully placed themselves in harms way and have known that innermost feeling which comes from personal experience resulting in saving life or property can understand the bonding and uniqueness of Coast Guard aviation crew members.

Above photo taken By: Tom Sperduto, PAC, USCG during training exercises in Atlantic City NJ

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Aviation History Website


A project of the CGAA, The Coast Guard Aviation History Website is a testimony to the achievements of Coast Guard Aviation in its first 100 years of service.


The site offers a full chronological history, a catalog of all aircraft used by the Coast Guard as well as many first person rescue stories and narratives.

WEBSITE

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Membership


CGAA/AOP has achieved much as a result of a large investment of member “sweat equity” and financial commitment in our most recent decade.


Together we will far surpass even this level of support for Coast Guard forces and the preservation and display of Coast Guard aviation history.

JOIN TODAY

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HH-3F 1486 Refurbishment Campaign

CGAA membership recently approved to undertake a mini-restoration of HH-3F CG-1486 for display at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) located at NAS Pensacola, Florida.

Be a member of the crew and donate today!

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CGAA NEWS

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HH-3F 1486 Refurbishment Campaign

CGAA membership recently approved to undertake a mini-restoration of HH-3F CG-1486 for display at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) located at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Be a member of the crew and donate today!

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2018 Roost

The 2018 Ptero Roost will be September 6-9 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI.  The Roost committee has been busy planning activities.  Current updates on official Roost events, activity sign up as well as self guided visitor can be found following the link below.

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Aviation History Website


A project of the CGAA, The Coast Guard Aviation History Website is a testimony to the achievements of Coast Guard Aviation in its first 100 years of service.


The site offers a full chronological history, a catalog of all aircraft used by the Coast Guard as well as many first person rescue stories and narratives.

WEBSITE

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Membership


CGAA/AOP has achieved much as a result of a large investment of member “sweat equity” and financial commitment in our most recent decade.


Together we will far surpass even this level of support for Coast Guard forces and the preservation and display of Coast Guard aviation history.

JOIN TODAY

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VADM (Ret) USN Walter B. Massenburg