Coast Guard Aviation Association

2017 Roost

September 11-15 | Atlantic City, NJ

Photo Albums

Business Meeting

2017 Roost Awards Banquet

Atlantic City Picnic

Cape May Training Center

NAS Wildwood Museum and Cape May Winery Tour

Margaritaville Reception

Roost Activities


September 13, Wednesday

Event 1: Golf Tournament
Time: 0800
Cost: $36.00

For the golfers’ enjoyment, a golf tournament will start at 0800 on Wednesday, September 13th, at the Avalon Golf Club. Rental clubs are available with advance reservations. A “bunker” box lunch will be provided at the turn. Golfers must have their own transportation. The price is $36 for golf, cart, and lunch and $20 for rental clubs.

Event 2: Visit to Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum at the Cape May County Airport and Cape May Winery Tour and Tasting.
Time: 0900
Cost: $52.00

The bus will depart Resorts at 0900 on September 13th. The NAS Museum is home to many vintage aircraft. The Flight Deck Diner will provide lunch, which is located across the parking lot from the Museum. Lunch choices include Chicken Salad, Turkey and Swiss Cheese, Tuna Salad, and Corned Beef Special Sandwiches or a Turkey BLT Ranch Salad. Please indicate your selection on the registration form. After lunch the bus will depart the Museum at 1:15 and arrive 15 minutes later at the Cape May Winery for a winery tour and wine tasting. The bus will depart the Winery at 1500 for the return trip to Resorts arriving approximately at 1600.

Event 3: Visit to Historic Philadelphia
Time: 0845
Cost: $34.00

The bus will depart Resorts at 0845 on Wednesday, September 13th. First stop is the Ben Franklin Museum. After the museum tour it is a short 3-block walk to Independence National Historic Park. A guided tour of Independence Hall will be provided at 1200. The Liberty Bell is the next stop in historic Philadelphia. The bus will depart from Peoples Park, Independence Plaza, corner of Market and 5th Street at 1500 for the return trip to Resorts arriving at 1630. Lunch is on your own and is readily available close by from street vendors or local restaurants. Wear comfortable shoes, as some walking is required.

Event 4. Reception at Margaritaville
Time: 1800-2200
Cost: $50.00

We have reserved Margaritaville Restaurant located in Resorts at the Boardwalk for the Wednesday, September 13th reception. The restaurant is all ours from 1800 – 2200. The “gouge” is that Jimmie will be there. Dress is very informal and may include flight suits, shorts, slacks, wild “Hawaiian” shirts, flip-flops, anything you are comfortable in. Your night of enjoyment will include hamburger sliders, crab cake sliders, chef carved turkey breast, mashed potato bar, house salad, fresh fruit and a dessert station. A cash bar will be available and there will be reduced prices on draft beer and margaritas. This should be a fun filled evening.

September 14, Thursday

Event 5: Business Meeting
Time: 0800
Cost: $5.00

The annual Business Meeting will be on Thursday, September 14th starting at 0800 in the Horizon Ballroom. Coffee and a selection of pastries will be provided. An update of aviation programs will be presented along with an Air Station Atlantic City Air Interdiction Mission brief.

Event 6: Visit Cape May Training Center, Physick Estate, and Trolley Tour of Victorian Cape May
Time: 1015
Cost: $47.00

The bus departs Resorts at 10:15 on September 14th arriving at the Cape May Training Center at 11:15. Training Center Public Affairs Staff will provide a guided bus tour of the Training Center. The Harborview Club on base is the next stop for a hoagie lunch. You have the choice of Italian, Turkey and Cheese, or Cheese hoagies. Please indicate your selection on the registration form. At 1:15 the bus departs for the Physick Estate where you will board trolleys for the Cape May Victorian District Tour. The trolleys will return to the Estate for a tour of the Estate. The bus departs Physick Estate at 1500 for the return trip to Resorts arriving at 1600.

Event 7: Awards Banquet
Time: 1800 – 2200
Cost: $60.00

The Awards Banquet will be in the Ocean Ballroom overlooking the Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, September 14th from 1800 – 2200. Resorts will serve an excellent menu with choices of Roasted Chicken, Braised Short Ribs, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, or Pasta Primavera. Please indicate your selection on the registration form. The meal will include chef’s choice of potato and vegetable, Cobb salad, and flourless chocolate cake. A bottle of red and a bottle of white will be on each table along with a cash bar throughout the evening.

September 15, Friday

Event 8: Air Station Picnic
Time: 1100
Cost: $7.00

Air Station Atlantic City will host a picnic on Friday September 15th starting at 1100 at the Air Station located at Atlantic City International Airport, FAA entrance. The picnic provides an excellent opportunity to meet the crew of Air Station Atlantic City and see all of the latest MH-65 aircraft.