Next Sunday I’ll be once again attending the United Airlines Family Day event in San Francisco. It was a fun afternoon last year walking the grounds at the carrier’s Maintenance Operations Center with exhibits, multiple aircraft to walk through, vintage cars on display, speeches by executives and the opportunity to talk with some of the Blue Angels pilots. Inside one of the hangars they had tables with fantastic giveaways, so I’m hoping again to get a swag bag of goodies.
Management almost had a change of heart this year in disallowing outsiders to the event, but one particular flight attendant who helped organized our admittance last year, along with Randy Petersen, was able to open a select few slots to we enthusiasts. [Please note this event is “sold out” and if you haven’t already received an invitation, you will not be granted access.] I’m very grateful and very much looking forward to it. The FlyerTalk team won the airplane pull contest last year, too!
Here’s my video summary of last year’s event.