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Aerospace executives donate 93 gifts to
Toys for Tots during PNAA's 2015 Holiday Party

Holiday Party 2015

Over 100 guests from leading aerospace companies donated an impressive assortment of toys to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program during PNAA’s Annual Holiday Party on Dec 10 in Mukilteo. Ninety three toys including remote control helicopters, Nerf rockets, Lego Jets, Minions and even a few dolls were donated to ensure that children around the Puget Sound experienced a little holiday cheer.

Windspeed Technologies Founder Shakil Hussein, inventor of the Skydeck describe the party with one word: "Awesome! It was well planned and I enjoyed the party setting, being able to stroll around the war birds... it felt majestic.”

“PNAA is proud to do its part to ensure that kids in the Pacific Northwest experience the magic of the holidays,” said PNAA’s Executive Director Bob Uptagrafft.  “Our members go above and beyond sharing holiday cheer and this year was no exception.  We are grateful to the Historic Flight Foundation Reenactors who accepted the gifts on behalf of the Marines and the great Toys for Tots Program. The donated gifts certainly lit up a few faces on Christmas morning.” Uptagrafft said.

This year’s holiday party took place at the Historic Flight Foundation and was sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Seattle.  The Korean delegation brought 19 guests to the party, many with international connections.

Melanie Jordan, PNAA’s Chief Operating Officer, enjoyed getting to know the Korean delegation.  “It was so nice to have an international presence at this year’s party. The mood of the crowd was jovial and as the volume of chatter rose – it was obvious that bonds of business friendship were strengthened through this aerospace camaraderie.”


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December 10th in Mukilteo, WA / Two for $85*

*Registration includes you and a guest.  Bring a gift for Toys for Tots and receive a $10 discount



Back By Popular Demand: Walk Among the War Birds

Step back through time with PNAA and walk among the most famous planes in aviation history. Our “living history” ambiance will create an unforgettable evening as you talk with the pilot of the famed P-51 Mustang, Impatient Virgin, and find out why he doesn’t like beets!  Understand President Roosevelt’s admiration when he called Canada the “Aerodrome of Democracy,” and how Grumpy, the B-25 Bomber, played a vital role in 1944.  Stroke the cowling of Bad Kitty, one of two flying Tigercats in the world; and marvel at the innovation of Shaky Jake, the Waco’s engine.  Find out who put the stagger in the Staggerwing Beech, and the see the pure power of Q.E. D. – the world’s only pumped up Gee Bee Racer!  These airplanes and so much more: Jammers, Engines, Flight Simulators & Gifts!

You won’t want to miss this exclusive gathering!
Invite your colleagues, friends, aviation enthusiast and join us at PNAA’s 8th Annual Holiday Party.  Get in the spirit of the evening by wearing your bomber jacket or other vintage attire.

Networking • Hor d’oeuvers • Toys for Tots Ceremony • Toast to the Holidays!

Inspire the Next Generation

Support Toys for Tots and Save $10 on Registration

This holiday season, donate a new unwrapped toy airplane, helicopter, rocket, robot, remote control vehicle or other favorite for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.  It will bring great joy to a child this holiday season -- and maybe even for a lifetime!

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Flight Foundation
10719 Bernie Webber Dr.
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Directions: Click here for directions
Cost: $85* for you and a guest
*Get a $10 discount when you bring a gift for Toys for Tots
Registration: Click here to register

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PNAA's Refund Policy: Refunds will be granted for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to the event (minus cancellation and credit card fees).  A $10 cancellation fee, plus any applicable credit card fees will be assessed for all cancellations.  We are generally unable to grant refunds for cancellations made less than one week prior to the event.

A special thank you to PNAA Affiliate Members and other partners that help promote our events:

British American Business Council, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, French American Chamber of Commerce, Washington State Department of Commerce, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound