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Founded in 1989, the
Pacific Coast Air Museum
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to To Educate and Inspire both young and old about our aviation heritage and space technology, to Preserve historic aircraft and artifacts, and to Honor veterans.

"One seldom finds such a collection of user-friendly aircraft amidst congenial hosts and lovely wine-country weather. Learn about the vast array of educational programs, scout activities and the opportunities for birthday parties and other gatherings. Bring your family - bring the kids from school - bring the scout troop.´ll find it hard to leave."
Tom Reed
Secretary of the Air Force

Member Meeting

February 18, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lynn Hunt: My Brief Career as a Naval Aviator

Or Flying a Grumman Albatross from the USS Carl Vinson

About Our Guest Speaker

Lynn Hunt takes off from the USS Carl Vinson in 1995, in his vintage HU-16 Albatross

February’s guest speaker, Lynn Hunt, returns to the podium after a short absence to share another of his slightly embellished stories. In 1995 Lynn received an invitation to possibly the largest party ever held. The invitation was from the US Navy and the location was Hawaii. In July his transportation arrived in the form of a nuclear aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Carl Vinson CVN-70. His presentation, "My Brief Career as a Naval Aviator", recounts the events that led to him flying his Grumman HU-16 Albatross ("911", also known as "Proud Mary") off of a pitching carrier deck and a week-long series of events. Plan to come and hear how Lynn and a group of civilian aviators were given command of a carrier and invited to fly their private aircraft into the history books.

About Lynn Hunt
Lynn was born and raised in Santa Rosa and grew up around aviation. It was being the son of a WWII B-25 pilot that gave Lynn what he calls his defective (aviation) gene. A founding member and multi-term President of the Pacific Coast Air Museum, Lynn has two sons, Dana and Aaron who have also retained that special gene that ties them to flying, the Albatross and PCAM. Lynn was also part owner of Aerocrafters Inc., a vintage-aircraft restoration company formerly located at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.


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