Updated April 9, 2010
It has been four years since our last reunion and it is now time to once again celebrate the good old days with friends and former co-workers. The upcoming reunion will include our traditional tour of Edwards Air Force Base and an evening of social camaraderie and a delicious dinner at the beautiful Cascades Restaurant in Palmdale, California.
As an added event to make this reunion extra special, we have made arrangements for a 3-day Baja Mexico cruise from Long Beach on the luxurious Carnival ship Paradise where you can spend even more time getting caught up with friends.
This upcoming reunion promises to be an exciting time that you won’t want to miss. As with past reunions, we are inviting those folks who were involved in Flight Testing at Edwards AFB during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and for this reunion we are including the 80’s. Come join us!
Schedule of Events.
|Wednesday, May 5th||6:00pm||Mixer at Palmdale Holiday Inn (see "Host Lodging")|
|Thursday, May 6th||8:00am-3:30pm||Edwards AFB Tour and Lunch|
|Thursday, May 6th||8:00am||Optional Golf Package/Tournament at Rancho Vista Golf Course|
|Thursday, May 6th||6:00-11:30pm||Social and Dinner at Cascades Restaurant|
|Friday, May 7th||8:00am||Optional Golf Package Tournament at Rancho Vista Golf Course|
|Friday, May 7th||5:30pm||Carnival Paradise departs, Long Beach, California (passport required)|
|Saturday, May 8th||9:00am-6:00pm||Ensenada, Mexico|
|Sunday, May 9th||All Day||Fun Day at Sea|
|Monday, May 10th||8:00am||Arrive Long Beach|
If you plan to attend the reunion, please print and fill out the Reunion Registration Form and mail it along with your check for $50.00/person for the Social and Dinner (mail address on the Form). Make your check payable to "Edwards Reunion".
If you have not yet sent in your Registration and are planning to attend, please take care of it ASAP and get the Registration to us no later than April 15 -- so we can get a head count for event planning.
See Reunion Registration List for a list of those who have registered for the Reunion.
Lodging arrangements have been made at the Holiday Inn in Palmdale, 38630 Fifth Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551, just south of Palmdale Blvd., near the 14 freeway. For information and registration please call the Holiday Inn at (661) 947-8055. We have made block room arrangements with the hotel for the special rate of $109.95/night for our Edwards Reunion guests. Be sure to inform the reservation desk that you will be attending the “Edwards Reunion 2010” to receive this special rate.
The Holiday Inn is graciously providing a mixer for all reunion attendees on May 5 beginning at 6:00 pm. The mixer includes special hors d’oeuvres for guests staying at the hotel. Local reunion guests are also welcome to attend the mixer to greet old friends and co-workers.
For additional hotel information including amenities and services, please check out the Holiday Inn website. See also directions to/from the hotel and the Cascades Restaurant.
Edwards AFB Tour .
An Edwards AFB bus will pick up the tour attendees at the Holiday Inn at 8:00 am. The bus is not handicapped equipped. The bus will take the visitors on a guided tour down the flight line and include plane-side briefings on current programs undergoing testing at the AFFTC. A pre-tour AFFTC briefing is also in the works. Visits to both main base and south base are planned.
We will stop for lunch in the Alliance Room at club Muroc. Lunch will be $7.95 per person (pay at the lunch) and includes a Tri-Tip and Chicken Parmesan buffet. The last tour stop will be at the AFFTC museum where you may view the many displays and purchase souvenirs. The bus will then proceed to the Holiday Inn around 3:30 pm giving you a little time to relax before the social and dinner.
When you register, be sure to include security information on the Registration Form for each attendee. Photo Identification (Driver’s License, Military/Civilian ID card, etc.) will be required by the base for each attendee.
If you have already registered and used the "old" Registration Form which did not have fields for the security info, we need the following from you for each person that will attend the tour: First/Last Name, Date of Birth, Birth Place City & State, Citizenship, and SSN, Please send that information to Sam Jackson. This security information is needed to streamline entry into the base.
Social and Dinner at Cascades Restaurant.
The social and dinner will be held at the Cascades Restaurant in Palmdale and will begin at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be served around 7:00 pm. If you require a vegetarian plate, please notify us at least two weeks in advance.
Click here for map.
Cruise Information & Registration.
If you would like to take the 3-day Baja Mexico cruise on the Carnival “Paradise” there are still cabins available. For registration and payment information, please contact the American Travel Bureau at (661) 940-1165. Passports will be required for the cruise.
See Cruise Flyer and Ship web site
For those who will not be attending the Edwards AFB tour, a golf package will be available at the Rancho Vista Golf Course that surrounds the Cascades Restaurant. Again, be sure to register on the attached registration form if interested. Rental golf equipment is available.
See Optional Golf Package/Tournament for information on that option at the Rancho Vista Golf Course next to the Cascades Restaurant where the social and dinner will be held.
See Contacts page to send us a message with questions, comments, suggestions, or whatever.
If you have you moved or you have a new email address please notify Ron Hart.
Archive, Nostalgia, Web Site, etc.
Readme if you can't open all the links.
Nostalgia - Blast from the past - a video, various old photos and information.
Book: "Flight Testing at Edwards" This book has interesting, humorous, and exciting stories from several flight test engineers.
Links to Other Sites of interest.
Yahoo Discussion Group for Edwards Reunion. Click here for info on what this group is about and on how to join in the discussions.
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Number of Visits (Dec 20, first announcements sent, count was1870)