2015 San Diego Roost
October 1-4

Big thanks to Frank Leamy and the San Diego Roost Team!This year's roost was among the best ever. Special thank you to CAPT Jonathan Spaner and the men & women of Sector San Diego. Highlights of this year's roost included the famous Miramar Air Show featuring the Blue Angels. See below for a summary of other activities that were available.

2015 Photo Album

Awards Banquet 2015

2015 Roost Activities

September 28-30

Early Arrivals & Self-Guided activities as desired.

October 1, Thursday

Recommended arrival day to optimize participation in the Weekend!
Check in at the Sheraton Bay Tower Hotel & CGAA Roost Registration Lobby Desk
at 3:00 pm, Hospitality Suite is open from 0800-2200 (cash bar) This is where you can pickup your Information Packet, Tours & Events signup, Ptero Store, meet other attendees, & more.

EVENT A. 1540:
SAN DIEGO PADRES BASEBALL GAME VS. MILWAUKEE BREWERS at Petco Park. This is the last regular season Padres home game. Food & drinks on your own.
Cost: $33/person; this includes tickets in the Toyota Terrace section.

October 2, Friday

EVENT B 0700-1000:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS

This is for CG-711, CG-41, CG-1131, ATC, ALC, & Sector Command reps. and will be held at CG SECTOR San Diego Training Room
The purpose is to overview of the status of CG aviation resources, future force lay down, current & future aviation projects followed by a Q&A session. Also, Sector will provide group tours of the facilities during this time.

EVENT C. 1000-1600
MCAS MIRAMAR AIR SHOW

Come out to MCAS Miramar, CA and enjoy one of the best air shows in the country, featuring the world famous Blue Angels. For more details visit: miramarairshow. Motor coach transportation to and from the air show is included.
Cost: $35/person; this includes individual reserved chairs in an uncovered area in front of the grandstands just East of Air Show center, a souvenir program, & motor coach to & from the Air Show.

EVENT D 1800-2200:
ROOST RECEPTION & BUFFET DINNER

Held at Sheraton Bay Tower Hotel, Fairbanks Ballroom
1800-1900- Happy Hour/Cocktail Hour with two full cash bars.
1900-2200- Sit Down Buffet Dinner
Attire: Casual. Attendees are highly encouraged to wear current or former flight suits from a bygone era, leather jackets, aloha wear or other flight memorabilia to show off to others!! This is a great reception event informally welcoming everyone to the Roost & providing a venue to reacquaint with old friends & colleagues.
Cost: $50/person; includes all service charges & sales tax, excludes cash bar.

October 3, Saturday

0700-1600: Free Time, golf, visit with friends, OR select Option 1 or Option 2.
Option 1- 0945-1300: EVENT E – USS MIDWAY Self-Guided Tour, Lunch on your own, then…
1330-1600: EVENT F – Air & Space Museum.
Option 2- 0945-1630: EVENT G – San Diego Trolley Tour.
1730-1830: VIP & Awardees Reception in Hospitality Suite (by invitation only)
1800-1900: Happy Hour/Cocktail Hour prior to Banquet.
1900-2200: EVENT H – CGAA Annual Awards Banquet.

OPTION 1
EVENT E 0945-1300: USS MIDWAY (CV 41) SELF GUIDED TOUR

Transportation will pick you up from the Sheraton Bay Tower & take you directly to the USS MIDWAY for a self guided tour. Lunch will be on your own, either aboard the MIDWAY or in Seaport village (2 blocks away). For details visit: Midway & Sea Port Village
Cost: $17/person (senior or retired military), Active Duty and Reserves are FREE. There is an additional $5 per person for round trip transportation between the Sheraton Bay Tower & USS MIDWAY.

EVENT F 1330-1600: SAN DIEGO AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Vendor: San Diego Air & Space Museum at Balboa Park
Where: 12001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
When: 1330-1600
What: After your tour of the MIDWAY & lunch, transportation will pick you up at the MIDWAY & take you to the Museum. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Inst, the Air & Space Museum houses a collection of historic aircraft & spacecraft from all over the world. If you finish early, enjoy the beautiful Balboa Park. Transportation will depart the Air & Space Museum at 1600 to return to the Sheraton Hotel. For details visit: San Diego Air and Space Museum
Cost: $15 per person (senior or retired military), Active Duty are FREE. Additional $5 per person for round trip transportation between the museums & Sheraton. (you will will only pay $5 once if combining Events E & F).

OPTION 2
EVENT G 0935-1630: SAN DIEGO TROLLEY TOUR

Trolley Tour’s courtesy van will pick you up at the Sheraton Bay Tower Hotel. An all day, hop on/hop off, 25 mile, 11 stop narrated tour of San Diego & Coronado. Each trolley can carry 35 passengers on a circle tour in about 2 hours. Or, hop off & visit: USS MIDWAY, SEAPORT VILLAGE, BALBOA PARK, OLD TOWN, CORONADO, LITTLE ITALY, & more! You can stay on for the full tour, or get off & on throughout the day to customize your experience. For more details visit: Trolly Tours
Cost: $27/person; (Military Rate) includes the Trolley Tour only.
Add on Optional Seal Boat Tour around San Diego Bay for an additional $27 per person; (Military Rate). Includes all transportation. Lunch is on your own.

EVENT H 1730-2200: CGAA ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
At the Sheraton Bay Towers Hotel, Fairbanks Ballroom
Formal Banquet Dinner recognizing Sector San Diego and all awardees.
1730-1830: VIP & Awardees Reception in Hospitality Suite (By Invitation Only)
1800-1900- Happy Hour/Cocktail Hour with two full cash bars.
1900-2200- Banquet Dinner
Attire: Civilian- Suit or Coat & Tie; Military: CG Service Dress Blue or Equivalent.
Cost: $60/person; includes all service charges & sales tax, excludes cash bar.

October 4, Sunday

EVENT I 0800-1100:
CGAA BUSINESS MEETING

Board meeting in the Sheraton’s Point Loma Room meeting to discuss past and future CGAA plans and finances.
Cost: $7/person; includes pastries and coffee.

EVENT J 1300-1600:
PICNIC AT SECTOR COMMANDER’S QUARTERS

Picnic and Lawn Party at one of the most scenic spots in Southern CA, hosted by CAPT Spaner.
Cost: $10/person; RSVP required prior to Roost Weekend.

Hotel Reservations

Accommodations were at the Sheraton Bay Tower Hotel. Fantastic location for a great roost