World Wings San Diego Convention Schedule
Come to San Diego. Enjoy our weather, the Bay, the sights, and culinary scene. There’s so much to do! The sky’s the limit!
Wishing you blue Skies, our San Diego Chapter of the World Wings is looking forward to welcoming our World Wings Pan Amigos!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
ENDLESS SUMMER COCKTAIL RECEPTION
The San Diego Chapter of World Wings is planning a Welcome Reception that will be SoCal Cool!
LOCATION: Omni Hotel, Level 6, Palm | Sail Terrace
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
DRESS: Seaside Style
Wear your Aloha shirt and start humming your favorite Beach Boy songs—we’ll be having FUN, FUN, FUN, with the best DJ music in SoCal. Expect GOOD Vibrations and GOOD TIMES reconnecting with your World Wings friends and making new friends!
The “WorldPass” Welcome Reception is poolside on the Palm | Sail Terrace of the Omni San Diego Hotel from 6-8 pm. Enjoy the music, light bites, and poolside drinks, and the best surf’s up.
Sip and Stay awhile—the music plays on in the “Clipper Club” bar. This “Clipper Class” hospitality area, with no-host bar, will be open from 8 – 10 pm.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
MIDWAY MAGIC – ON TOP OF THE WORLD
An evening filled with unforgettable and lasting impressions on board the four-acre flight deck of USS Midway Aircraft Carrier.
LOCATION: USS MIDWAY
TIME: 6 pm TO 10:30 pm
MOTOR COACH TRANSFER FROM/TO HOTEL: Various times
DRESS: Nautical Chic; Military, Pan Am, or other airline uniform; Slacks, pants, blazers, sweaters, or wrap. It can be chilly on the top flight deck at night. While heaters will be provided, you are strongly encouraged to bring a wrap, sweater, or jacket. Average October temperature is 74 high/61 low. Sunset on October 29th is 6 pm.
Wear comfortable FLAT shoes: boat shoes, deck shoes, espadrille sneakers, or loafers. NO HIGH HEELS OR HIGH PLATFORM SHOES.
Our Midway experience will take place on the flight deck with unparalleled 360-degree views of San Diego. A truly magical and extraordinary experience with life-long memories. This is a private event for World Wings members and guests, Clipper Pioneers, PAHF and PAMF members and families, and all Pan Am families and friends.
A Welcome Cocktail Reception will be followed by a four-course sit-down dinner served with wine, and surprise entertainment and music. The Midway is a US Navy aircraft carrier, with 30 aircraft on the flight deck, home of TOP GUN, and a maritime museum for the last 14 years. It is the #1 tourist attraction in California—more popular than Disneyland!
Motor coaches will depart the Omni around 5:00 PM. Transfers for our guests back to the Omni Hotel are provided.
If you want to take a tour of the rest of the ship—which is highly recommended—return during the daytime, on your free time. You can spend an entire day on the ship, or plan on at least a minimum of 3-4 hours.
Live the adventure and honor the legend and spirit of the USS Midway…a pioneer, just like Pan Am.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
GOLDEN AGE GALA
It was the 1950s. World War II was over. The flying boats were obsolete. A new generation of large, sleek land-based planes were set to carry thousands to foreign destinations where once only a few could—or would—travel. Ever greater numbers of average people were ready to go, and Pan Am was ready to take them. A newly streamlined corporate logo proclaimed that Pan Am was looking ahead. No other airline could match the experience, or the assets.
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom, Omni Hotel
TIME: 6pm – 11:59pm
DRESS: “Dress to Impress” in Pan Am gold and blue. You’ll be “in style” in your personal style! You need not be formal. Black tie is welcome and encouraged, yet optional. Gentlemen may wear a tux, national dress, or Pan Am uniform; ladies’ options are cocktail dress, evening dress, national dress, or your Pan Am uniform!
Our “Golden Age” farewell dinner will be in grand gold and sky-blue style. The grand ballroom at the Omni Hotel is elegant, yet California Casual.
You will be graciously welcomed with a Pan Am Blue “Signature Cocktail” at the Reception. It will be followed by an elegant four-course sit-down dinner with wine. We know you want to converse during dinner with your friends, so enjoy the soft, background music of the 50s.
Later in the evening, as we continue celebrating the Golden Age Era of Pan Am, put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away to music of the 1950s.
~ Video courtesy of Jeff Corrigan