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Barring an act of God, raging forest fires or a Gulf Hurricane with a storm surge exceeding 10.74 feet this is the current itinerary for the much anticipated Second Reunion of the world's best H-3 drivers and aircrewmen.

bulletWednesday, 6 May 2009
1300-1700 National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Symposium Golf Tournament Shotgun Start (A.C. Read Golf Course). Contact Dean-o Fournier ( or 850-516-7282) for details, reservations and payment. Cost is $50 per player.
1730-'til... Early Bird Gathering - Ready Room Bar, Mustin Beach O’Club
bulletThursday, 7 May 2009
0900-0945 U.S. Navy Band Concert in the National Naval Aviation Museum Atrium
0945-1145 Symposium Session I* - Something New in the Air: An Exciting Look at the Latest in Naval Aviation
1200-1315 Symposium Luncheon - Flightdeck
1330-1530 Symposium Session II* - Valiant Rescue Attempt: North Viet Nam - HS-6's repeated efforts to rescue downed VA-25 A-1 pilot Deane Woods between October 12 and 16, 1966 - participants include Dean Woods, HS-6 crewmembers involved in the mission and others.
1630-1930  BBQ at Mustin O'Club Beach Facility - beach casual - cash bar
  * HS-6 attendees will be mailed separate invitations to Symposium events in March 2009
bulletFriday, 8 May 2009
Free Time or...
0900-1145 Symposium Session III* - Naval Aviation Issues & Answers or...
1000-1100 Rescue Swimmer School (RSS) Brief & Tour for RRs (across from Mustin O’Club)
1200-1330   Lunch at Cubi Bar Café (pay as you go) in museum, Ready Room Bar at Mustin O’Club or on your own
1330 Depart for NAS Whiting Field
1500-1800  NAS Whiting Field tour, briefing & Happy Hour at "Wings Club"
1800-til Dinner on your own (great time to visit Seville Quarter, McGuires Pub or Pensacola Beach)
bulletSaturday, 9 May 2009
AM/PM Free Time for you to visit old haunts...the beaches, museums, historic district, etc.
RR Dinner (AKA "The Event") at Mustin Beach O'Club (business casual - coat & tie)
bullet Sunday, 10 May 2009
0800-1000 RR Farewell Breakfast (pay as you go) at IHOP – Navy Blvd (casual)

Register Now! Download registration form - return to Vann Goodloe - address is on the form

Questions? Contact Vann at or 850-492-0592

bulletAccomodations: Vann has made arrangements for a great headquarters hotel on beautiful Pensacola Beach
  Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
  16 Via de Luna
  Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
  For special discount reunion rate* please contact:
  Ms. Marta Ray (M-F, 9-4, CST)
  800-934-3301 or
  * Beachfront room $150/day - bayside room $125/day - includes all taxes
Other area accommodations at bottom of page
bulletAdditional Information:  During the day you can just relax (perhaps you might have had too much medicine the night before - although that would be totally out of character for this crowd!), visit the attractions above or the myriad of other great places around Pensacola. Vann has left some open time for attendee group get-togethers, telling sea stories, relating bald face lies as fact, BS'ing & sentimentalisms.
bullet Navy Lodge
bullet Visitors Quarters
        Building 3875         Building 600 - it was the BOQ when you were in Flight Training
        NAS Pensacola         NAS Pensacola
        Pensacola, FL 32508-5217         Pensacola, FL 32508-5217
        (850) 456-8676         (850) 452-3625 or 452-7782
bullet Hampton Inn - Pensacola Airport
bullet Residence Inn by Marriott - Downtown Pensacola
        2187 Airport Boulevard         601 E. Chase Street
        Pensacola, FL 32504         Pensacola, FL 32502
        (850) 478-1123         (850) 432-0202
bullet Springhill Suites by Marriott
bullet Cottages on the Green - Perdido Bay Golf Club
        24 Via De Luna         One Doug Ford Drive
        Pensacola Beach, FL 32561         Perdido, FL 32507
        (850) 932-6000         (800) 377-7143
bullet Comfort Inn
bullet Crowne Royal - Pensacola Grand Hotel
        40 Fort Pickens Road         200 East Gregory Street
        Pensacola Beach, FL 32561         Pensacola, FL 32502
        (888) 842-2854         (800) 980-6429

Updated: 09/27/09