Reunion Schedule of Events



TUEDAY, 21 OCT 2014

1800-2100   PRE-REUNION EARLY ARRIVALS BBQ DINNER                       FAC Hooch, Poolside



1200-2000   REGISTRATION OPENS                                                               Hotel Lobby

                       -- Display memorabilia; Refreshments at FAC Hooch          

1500-1800   EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING                                                    Senate Room

1615-1730   FAC GROUP CALL SIGN MEETINGS                                           Ambassador Room

                       -- Set up your own meeting

1730-1800  BRIEFING-Air Commando Special Operations                        Ambassador Room               

1800-1930   "HOMECOMING" POOLSIDE COOKOUT                                  Poolside; Wear your Party Flight Suit if you can

1930-2100   REUNION WELCOME &  AUTHOR'S TABLE                            Ambassador Room



       0700-1500    DESTIN FISHING TRIP (6 or 8 hours)                                         Destin Harbor



0800-1530   BUS TO NATL. NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM & LUNCH          Pensacola




1400-1800   REGISTRATION OPEN                                                                  Ambassador Room

1800              DINNER--Crab Trap Restaurant; order off the menu            Located next door to the Ramada

2000-Till       Party at the FAC Hooch; Evening at Leisure                            Ramada, poolside   


FRIDAY, 24 OCT 2014


0700-1500   DESTIN FISHING TRIP (6 or 8 hours)                                         Destin Harbor

0700-1330   FAC GOLF TOURNAMENT (Carpool to Hurlburt Field)          Hurlburt Gator Lakes Course

0800-1400   FAC HOOCH OPEN

0800-1430   BUS TO SKY RANCH AIRPORT FOR 0-1 FLIGHTS & LUNCH   (50 minute drive to Sky Ranch Airport )

                         --Limited to 1st 100 to sign up; Wives can get a flight too.




0830-1430   BUS TOUR TO DESTIN HISTORY MUSEUM (1 hr)                   Learn why our beaches are so white

                       & the SILVER SANDS OUTLET MALL for shopping  Lunch at outlet mall; pay-as-you-go

1515-1815   DOLPHIN/SUNSET  CRUISE                                                        Scenic Destin Harbor (4 mi. east of Ramada)

                          --Gather at FAC Hooch to Carpool; Drinks provided          Vessels depart dock at 1600




1830              DINNER - AJ'S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR                            Destin Harbor (1/3 mile East of Destin Bridge)                                             

                            --FAC seating area; Order off menu, pay-as-you-go.      (Driving instructions will be provided)                         

2030-Till       FAC HOOCH OPEN/EVENING AT LEISURE                               Ramada, Poolside

2100-Till       FAC GROUP CALLSIGN MEETINGS                                            Ambassador Room

                          --Set up on your own meeting.



0815              DEPART HOTEL FOR HURLBURT FIELD,                                   Carpool  to Hurlburt Field  

                       MEET IN RAMADA LOBBY TO CARPOOL                                  (Driving instructions will be provided)

                          -- Bus Tour of Base & Flight Line                                            Security check at gate (show photo ID)

                          -- SEA, Special Ops & AFSOC update briefings                                     

1130-1230   FAC MEMORIAL CEREMONY                                                      Hurlburt Air Park




1245              LUNCH                                                                                            Hurlburt Soundside Club                     


1430-1700   FAC BUSINESS MEETING (ALL FACS)                                         Ambassador Room

1630              BANQUET SET-UP                                                                        Empire Room (Tower Bldg, 6th floor)

1800-1900   BANQUET HAPPY HOURóCASH BAR                                       Empire Room (Tower Bldg, 6th floor) 

1900-TILL     DINNER BANQUET (Dress-Recommend Business Casual)   Empire Room (Tower Bldg, 6th floor)

2100-TILL     FAC HOOCH OPEN                                                                       Ramada, Poolside


SUNDAY, 26 OCT 2014

0800-1200   FAC HOOCH OPEN                                                                        Ramada, Poolside

                          --Remove memorabilia; Farewells

1100              HOTEL ROOM CHECKOUT TIME

1200              FAC HOOCH CLOSES


"Schedule of Events" Notes:


Tuesday evening - If you're in town a day early, come join us for a pre-reunion BBQ dinner at the FAC hooch.

Wednesday - Reunion officially begins .

Thursday - The bus tour to the Natl. Naval Air Museum is the main event of the day. This is a real showcase of Naval aviation and is quite impressive.  Lunch is included.  Lots of interactive activities available, plus IMAX theater.

   (Optional fishing is available if you don't go on tour. 6 hour trip departs dock 0700-1300; 8 hr trip departs 0800-1600.)

Friday - A number of optional events are taking place concurrently Friday morning. All of them will get you back to the Ramada in time for the Dolphin/Sunset Cruise (a highlight of the reunion) EXCEPT FOR THE 8 HR. FISHING TRIP!  If you don't care to go sunset cruising , you can still come to the Destin Harbor to join everyone for dinner at one of the local seafood restaurants where we will have reserved seating.  We will coordinate POV carpooling to get to Destin.    

Friday - Charter bus tour to Sky Ranch Airport for 0-1 Flights.  This event is hosted by the local Intl. Bird Dog Assoc. chapter.  They are holding their regional gathering in conjunction with our reunion. They are offering  free fights in the 0-1.  Limited to the first 100 to sign up with priority given to 0-1 FACs and their wives.  

Friday - Destin Museum and Outlet Mall Bus Tour. A one hour tour of the Destin History museum is followed by a visit to Florida's second largest Outlet Mall (15 miles east of the Ramada.) Several nice restaurants are available for lunch.    

Saturday - The main event day.  We will carpool to Hurlburt and then take a bus tour of the base. The FAC Business Meeting and Banquet will follow later in the day.  Recommended dress for the banquet is business casual .  

Some events may require a minimum number of participants. If an event is cancelled, a refund will be made.  


Don't miss the tour to the Natl. Museum of Naval Aviation. It's the Navy's equivalent of the Natl. Museum of the USAF at Dayton, OH