2019 Roost

Sheraton Sand Key
Clearwater Beach, Florida

November 5-8, 2019

Pre-flight Checklist:

  • Register for the 2019 Roost
  • Receive hotel link and code for discounted rate in registration confirmation email.
  • Make Hotel Reservation
  • Pack for Clearwater Beach!

2019 Sponsors

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Clearwater Beach
Winner TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award
Rated #1 in the US and # 7 in the world

Roost Activities


Self Guided Activities




Independent Operations – Jump on the Jolley Trolley for a ride to your choice of activities on your own time including Clearwater Beach, Pier 60, Stores of Clearwater Beach, Clearwater aquarium (Home of Winter), Dunedin, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, and more. The Trolley is complimentary with your Sheraton Sand Key Room Key.

Enjoy the white-sand Florida beaches and tons of options from relaxing pool side, on the beach or step it up with visits to craft beer bars, fishing, para sailing – rejuvenate and exhilarate.

Information about all things St. Pete Clearwater: www.visitstpeteclearwater.com


November 5, Tuesday



1200 Hospitality room and Ptero store open.
1600 Hotel check and Roost check in begin

Event 1: Redtail Roundup

Time: 1900-2400
Location: Sheraton’s Mainstay Tavern
Cost: No-Host Bar

November 6, Wednesday



Event 2: Golf Outing
Time: 0800
Location: Cove Cay Golf Club, Clearwater
Cost: $60

0830 Shotgun start. Lunch and awards at conclusion. Cove Cay Golf Course, USGA rated, 18 hole championship length golf course on the western shore of Tampa Bay. Fantastic views. Located 45 mins from Sheraton Sand Key Resort – entry fee includes golf, a cart and lunch. Rental clubs are available. Pick your own foursome or let us assign you. Our golf organizer will be in touch.


Event 3 Tour St. Petersburg
Time: Depart 1000  0900, Return 1400
Location: Downtown St. Petersburg
Cost: $10 for transportation

Chartered bus to downtown St. Petersburg for a two hour self-guided walking tour. Visit Dali Museum , Museum of Fine Arts, Florida Holocaust Museum, Numerous shops and restaurants. Roost Committee investigating possibility of visit to former CGAS St. Petersburg at Albert Whited Airport.



Event 4: Welcome Reception
Time: 1800
Location: Pool / Beach Side
Cost: $50
Attire: Informal

First full gathering to renew friendships, meet and greet with buffet dinner, no-host tiki-bar.

November 7, Thursday


Event 5: Annual Business Meeting
Time: 0830-1100
Location: Gulf/Palm Ball Ballrooms
Cost: No Charge

Important business meeting to consider the future of the CGAA. Your involvement is important for the business of the day. The Coast Guard aviation leaders will provide their annual update.




Event 6 Starlite Cruise & Lunch
Time: 1100-1500
    i.    1100 Transport departs Sheraton
    ii.   1130 Yacht Departs
    iii.  1400 Yacht returns
    iv.  1430 Return to Sheraton
Location: Starlite Majesty Yacht
Cost: $60

Chartered Jolly Trolley from Sheraton to the Clearwater Marina and return. The Star Lite Majesty Yacht hosts our two- hour leisurely cruise. Enjoy lunch and an informative narration by the Captain along Florida’s beautiful inland waters. Sightsee on one of the outer decks and luncheon service in a climatically controlled dining area.


Event 7: Awards Banquet
Time: 1800 Cocktails
1900-2200 Dinner and program
Location: Sheraton’s Ballrooms
Cost: $60

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

Dress: Business formal or service dress blue uniforms

November 8, Friday


Event 8: Picnic At Air Station Clearwater
Time: 1100-1400
Location: Air Station Clearwater
Cost: $20

The closing event for the 2019 Roost – Enjoy lunch, meet the Officers and Crew, take in the new equipment, make new friends and rendezvous with some new shipmates.

Event 9: Schooling of the Silver Fins Association.
Time: 1800-2300
Location: Sheraton’s Poolside Café Cost: No-Host Bar (First round on anonymous friend of swimmers everywhere)

Now calling all past and present finned aviators to the annual schooling of the Silver Fins Association, (a division of the Coast Guard Aviation Association). Stories will be told (and re-told) and some of them will even be true. Raise glasses to our good fortune to have had the best job in the world, to the new swimmers who follow after, and to our dear friends who have moved on. Data Capture Fields: Name, Rescue Swimmer Number, Number of Guests