2022 Ptero Roost

Corpus Christi, TX
November 1-4

Hotel Reservations

Headquarters: Port Angeles Red Lion. 221 N. Lincoln St. Port Angeles
Reservations 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466)
Motel has 168 rooms. We have contracted for 50 each night.
Premium rooms (water view) $119/night. Reserved 10 rooms
Standard rooms $99/night 40 rooms.
Attendees make their own reservations and pay the Red Lion. Ask for Roost rate

Enjoy the Sparkling City By The Sea

Corpus Christi possesses all the ingredients of an ideal getaway: the sun, the sea, the sights, with many world-class attractions. Spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun or windsurfing, the breezy city's favorite pastime. Visit the Texas State Aquarium to take in encounters with hundreds of animals and explore the new immersive Caribbean Journey experience. Tour the USS Lexington, one of the most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history. Consider: a stroll through fabulous flora & fauna at the Botanical Gardens, visit the Museum of Science and History, see our great beaches, and tons of options from the relaxing hotel pool, local marina tour, fishing, to stellar golf.

2022 Roost Sponsors

 

Hotel Reservations

Headquarters: Port Angeles Red Lion. 221 N. Lincoln St. Port Angeles
Reservations 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466)
Motel has 168 rooms. We have contracted for 50 each night.
Premium rooms (water view) $119/night. Reserved 10 rooms
Standard rooms $99/night 40 rooms.
Attendees make their own reservations and pay the Red Lion. Ask for Roost rate

Hotel Registration is Open

The world-class Omni Resort hotel, in downtown Corpus Christi, is offering a $115 per night special Roost rate for you beginning Nov 1st through Friday, Nov 4th. Extra days simply require you to share your own travel plans. Advise the receptionist you are part of the Coast Guard Aviation Association. Members can book at the discounted rate between 31 October and 4 November while the designated room rates remain available. This includes free Wi-Fi for you Millennial-acting adults.

Reservations can be made by calling 361-887-1600

Travel logistics

Corpus Christi Int’l Air-port is fed from Dallas and Houston. A free shuttle can bring you to the hotel. If you rent a car and drive from San Antonio, the drive is 2.5 hours, Austin is 3.5 hours, Houston Hobby for SW Airlines and the George Bush Airport is a 3.5 hour drive. Hotel parking is $10 per night or there is plenty of free parking nearby. If you come by boat, nearby Corpus Christi marina can berth your vessel or yacht.

Remember, you haven’t been out much lately…come to Texas and spread your wings…again!

Roost Activities


September 21, Monday


Hotel Check in

Hospitality Room
Time: Noon until Midnight
Place: Peninsula Room

1700 – free shuttle to 7 Cedars Casino and 7 Brothers Restaurant. Return at 2200. Attendees can drive their own vehicle 20 miles one-way.

September 22, Tuesday




Hospitality Room open 0700 to 2200

Black Ball Ferry to Victoria
Time: Departs 0815, returns at 1700 (two hour trip departs Victoria at 1500) [Note 2] Cost: $37 round-trip.

Passport or enhanced drivers license required. Docks in Victoria walking distance from Royal BC Museum. Walking to shopping.

Butchart Gardens shuttle and entrance is $85 Canadian.This can be arranged separately with Black Ball.

Whale Watching Cruise 
Time: Departs 2013
Cost: $69

Guaranteed Whale sightings.  If you don’t see one on Wednesday you can go on next day. This is a 4-5 hour trip

Welcome Cocktail Party
Place: Red Lion Ball Room
Time: 1800-2200
Cost: $40*

Cash Bar:  Well liquor - $5, house wine -$7, Domestic beer - $5

September 23, Wednesday



Hospitality Room open 0700 to 2200 (closed during awards dinner)

Golf Tournament and Golf awards lunch
Cost:$77*

Olympic Game Park in Sequim. Cost: Black Ball Shuttle $30*
Time: 0900-1130

Alternatively you can drive yourself – 15 miles to Sequim $17 per person entrance fee.

Unique experience. Drive through loose animals that you can feed whole wheat bread (sold on site). Elk, buffalo, llamas all loose. Caged bears, big cats etc. Shuttle windows go down so you can feed animals.

Hurricane Ridge trip
Large Black Ball Bus
Time: 1300-1700
Cost: $25 *

16-mile drive up 6000 feet with Great views. Guides will give interpretative talks. We will have entertainment on bus as drive up is an hour.

Awards Banquet
Place: Vern Burton Center
Time: 1900-2200
Cost: $60*

2022 Roost Activities


Roost Registration

Preflight Check List

Sun protection, hat, sunglasses, beach gear, comfortable walking gear, backup battery/charger for cell phone.

Download the Activity Scedule

Self-Guided Activities & Various Signature Experiences

Independent Operations – Spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun or windsurfing, the breezy city's favorite pastime. Visit the Texas State Aquarium to take in encounters with hundreds of animals and explore the new immersive Caribbean Journey experience. Take a tour of The USS Lexington, one of the most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. naval history. Stroll through fabulous flora and fauna at the Botanical Gardens. At the Museum of Science and History, you must check out the highlights unique to this region. Enjoy the white-sand Florida beaches and tons of options from relaxing poolside, on the beach or step it up with visits to craft beer bars, fishing, and parasailing – rejuvenate and exhilarate.

Information about all things Corpus Christi, TX: www.visitcorpuschristi.com

Things To Do

  • Beaches
  • Trip Ideas
  • Dining & Nightlife

Tuesday, November 1

1200 Hospitality Rm & Ptero Store Opens

1400 - Hotel check and Roost check-in begins

Event 1: Commanding Officer’s Hosted Harbor Tour

Time: 1530– 1700
Location: Across from hotel @Harrison’s Landing.
Cost: $35 with free drinks & snacks & friends

Our host, Capt Hans Govertsen (Hosting Airsta CO) will welcome you aboard the Texas Tease to cruise with you to view beautiful Corpus Christi.

Event 2:  Redtail Roundup 

Time:  1900-2200 
Location:  Omni’s Bayview Room:  light finger foods & friends
Cost:  FREE with No-Host Bar

Wednesday, November 2

Event 3: Golf Outing

Time: 0700 Bus departs lobby, 0800 Tee off
Location: Northshore Country Club
Cost: $95
Rental Clubs: $20

USGA rated, 18 hole championship length golf course on the shore of CC Bay. Fantastic views. Located 13 mins from the Omni hotel - entry fee includes bus, golf, cart and lunch. Rental clubs are available. Pick your own foursome or let us assign you.

Event 4: Texas Aquarium

Time: Bus departs 0930 / Return 1400 Location: Northshore
Cost: $40

Enjoy a world-class educational experience touring our underwater world. The mission is to engage people with animals, inspire sea life appreciation & support wildlife conservation. No-host lunch options available. 13 minutes away.

Event 5: Doc’s Restaurant Welcome CGAA/ Pteros Reception

Time: 1730 Board VIP Luxury bus
Place: Doc’s Seafood on the water
Attire: Informal / Beach Side Formal
Cost: $50

First full gathering to renew friendships, meet and greet with buffet dinner, private band and no-host tiki-bar—WOW! Luxury bus VIP treatment—Don’t Miss This One! Arrive in time to watch a spectacular Gulf Coast sunset on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Thursday, November 3

Event 6: Professional Day

Time: 0730-1230
Place: Omni’s Bayview room
Sponsored by Sikorsky Helicopter

Sikorsky Logo

A great morning starting off with annual updates from Coast Guard Aviation leaders, Capability insights from our Sponsors and finishing with our annual Coast Guard Aviation Association Business Meeting. Light breakfast drinks & snacks provided.

Event 7: USS Lexington Museum-North Beach Day

Time: 1100-1600 1100 VIP Bus departs Omni 1115 Arrive North Beach 1545 Return to Omni
Place: North Beach (13 minutes away)
Cost: $25 Luxury bus delivers you to North Beach.

Your USS Lexington guide awaits your private group tour of 10 people. No-host lunch available on the Messdeck. The USS Lexington Museum is a world class venue on par with the Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola. The “Blue Ghost” is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during WW2. Enjoy your CGAA discounted tour. Wear TENNIS SHOES for comfort on the steel decks!

Event 8: Awards Banquet Reception and Banquet

Our premier event to recognize our active-duty brethren ‘s superior performance. Join us for a great program and a wonderful dinner.

Awards Banquet Reception Time: 1800
Place: Omni’s Ballroom Lobby
Hosted by AIRBUS for all Awards Banquet attendees

Awards Banquet Time: 1900
Place: Omni Ballroom
Active Duty and guest cost: E1-E5: $10 E6: $15 E7-E9: $20 W2-W3: $20 W4: $30 O1: $10 O2-O3: $20 O4: $30 O5: $40 O6 and above: $65 All others cost: $65

Banquet sponsored by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. Award Banquet Program sponsored by Airbus, Sikorsky, Port of Corpus Christi Authority, Signet Maritime, Triumph Group and Vector CSP.

Friday, November 4

Event 9: Aircraft Fly-In and BBQ at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi

Time: 1000-1400
1300 Silver Fins Reunion (Rescue Swimmers & guests)
1300 NAVCAD Reunion (CG pilots who earned their wings via the Aviation Cadet Program) Place: Air Station (next to CC Int’l Airport)
Cost: Sponsored by  AIRBUS Helicopters, Navy League-Ingleside Area Council and the USO South Texas.

The closing event for the 2022 Roost – meet the Officers and Crew, tour the new equipment, make new friends, rendezvous with some new shipmates, and enjoy the aircraft fly-in and static displays on the ramp. The crew may challenge you to a quick game of Cornhole. With BBQ like you’ve never enjoyed before…don’t miss this one! Complimentary transportation to the CC International airport is provided for you located just a half-mile away.