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Coast Guard Aviation Association

2022 Ptero Roost

Corpus Christi, TX
November 1-4

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 Photo Album

2022 Roost - Redail Roundup

2022 Roost - Golf Outing

2022 Roost - Texas Aquarium

2022 Roost - Welcome Reception Gala

2022 Roost - Professional Day

2022 Roost - USS Lexington Museum

2022 Roost - CGAA Awards Banquet Reception

2022 Roost - CGAA Awards Banquet Dinner

2022 Roost - Business Meeting

2022 Roost - BBQ at Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi

2022 Roost - Miscellaneous

2022 Roost Sponsors

2022 Roost Activities

Preflight Check List

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

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

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 Program Briefs, Aviation Capability Panels, & Annual 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
1300: 2nd bus 
departs Omni 
1545 All 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

Sikorsky Logo

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: CGAA Business Meeting

Time: 800-1000

Cost: Free

Breakfast Provided

Friday, November 4

Event 10: 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.