United is once again holding its annual Family Day Open House for employees and their friends & family. And for the past several years, United has graciously opened up spots for a select few enthusiasts on Flyertalk and MilePoint.
Yesterday, the great folks at United again extended an offer to attend this year’s event:
We’re doing it again! United will be hosting its annual Family Day Open House for United employees and their families this year at SFO. Here are the details:
- Date: Sunday October 13th
- Time: 11:00am to 4:30pm
- Location: SFO Maintenance Center
This year, we’re bringing back a lot of what you know and love, including aircraft on display (from multiple United narrow- and wide-bodies, to stunt planes and civilian models) and maintenance facility tours. Featured guests also include the Patriots precision flying team, which was founded by a United pilot and is the only civilian jet demonstration team in the United States.
As in years past, we expect a large turn-out at this event, but have secured a limited number of tickets for members here and a guest to attend. If you’d like to attend, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Email address
- Guest’s name (if applicable)
We’ll handle requests on a first come, first served basis, and let you know by October 3rd if we’re able to confirm you. Once confirmed, you’ll receive an email with all the specifics. We look forward to seeing you there!
I’ve gone twice and had a blast both times, the latest being in 2011. I wrote up a full “trip report” of the event here. And in 2010, I put together a video summary of the day:
Both years I went, they had a large selection of United swag available… some free, some for purchase. It’s a great opportunity for #avgeeks to stock up on items you wouldn’t normally have a chance to buy, and often aren’t listed on the United Shop.
Speaking of which, I received an email from them yesterday noting that they’ve added new retro items:
I don’t think I’ll attend this year’s event, but I highly recommend it if you’re a hard-core enthusiast. But act fast and follow the instructions United posted if you’re interested. Space is rather limited.
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