The Friends of Sand Point/Magnuson Park Historic District
Sand Point Aviation History Celebration
Request for Sponsorship Confirmation
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 10am to 4pm
Hangar 30, Magnuson Park

We are developing our marketing materials for publishing in September.
If you have already agreed to sponsor this event, we are looking for confirmation of your sponsorship, described below. If you have not yet become a sponsor, please consider doing so. To confirm or ask questions contact Lynn Ferguson at

Organizations who sponsor the event will be asked to:
  • Contribute in-kind donations of models, kits, food, etc. No monetary funding requested.
  • Provide staffing and/or storytellers and speakers.
  • Donate time in the form of model building, photo framing, art, etc.

In return, the organizations will get:
  • Their logo on the marketing materials and website.
  • A space in the Hangar for an information booth.
  • Reciprocation at their events.

Registration will be free to the public. We have been awarded a $5000 grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, which we must match with in-kind contributions and volunteer hours.
  • Children of all ages will enjoy hearing stories told by pilots and historians and inspecting models of numerous aircraft that have taken off and landed at Sand Point during the time it was an airfield and a seaplane base. A survey of the planes will be presented: from the first Around-the-World Flight to the seaplanes, fighters and bombers of WWII, Korea, the Cold War; the Cargo Planes of the Vietnam War; and the many aircraft that were supplied and repaired at the base when it became a Support Facility.
  • Model Airplane collectors will show models of planes that flew from Sand Point and tell stories about them. The planes will be on display in the Brig after the event.
  • John Newcome of the Northwest Scale Modelers will build a model on site.
  • Elementary school teachers and high school students will be on hand to help children of all ages build simple to complicated paper airplanes. Children may contribute theirs to the display in the Brig.
  • The Barn Owls indoor radio-controlled model group will put on a demonstration in Hangar 30.
  • Former pilots, family of pilots and base commanders will speak.
  • Tours of the Historic District will be offered.
  • The Navy League will participate.
  • The PBY-Naval Air Museum Oak Harbor will bring models and veterans.
  • Friends of Sand Point/Magnuson Park Historic District Membership will be on hand to explain our work.
  • Music will be provided by the Sedentary Sousa Band.
  • Historic photographs will be on display.
  • Pat Hooks, our VP, will moderate the event.
We will be marketing the event in the following ways:
  • With the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation and Magnuson Park, produce materials and interviews for television, radio and website announcements.
  • Place advertising on the Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE) website and the new radio station.
  • Create Posters and sandwich boards.
  • Distribute flyers to sponsors and selected museums and schools.
  • Place announcement in the Seattle Times Fall Arts Event supplement and on their calendar of events online and in print.
  • Spread info by word of mouth

Model of  World Cruiser

We have already received a donation of this 1:72 scale model of the World Cruiser famous for the first around-the-world flight that took off from Sand Point. It has been donated by John Newcome of the Northwest Scale Modelers. He will be building another model at the event and explaining the process.
  • Educate the public about the importance of this site to aviation and military history
  • Advocate and protect the site a recognized federal, state, and local historic district
  • Inspire a lifelong interest in its social and technological developments.
  • Protect historic buildings and grounds of Sand Point NAS Historic District
  • Oral History Project with video recording of memories
  • Historic District Signage and Design Standards
  • Tours and Education
  • Reunions/Celebrations
  • Encourage recognition and participation of veterans and their service including priority for on-site housing
  • Wall of Honor recognizing both our veterans and sponsors
  • Inspiring Success for Park Residents and all Youth

Sand Point Remembered is an oral history project recognizing the lives of people who served or have memories of Sand Point Naval Air Station, Seattle. This project was conceived and managed by Friends of Magnuson Park with the generous assistance of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. You can meet the people and hear their stories here.

The Sand Point Remembered project gratefully acknowledges the support of The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Interested in Sand Point's history?

Arrange a historic tour or talk on Sand Point history or 1st Around the World Flight for your group of five or more.


Photo & Memory Search

Friends is in search of photos taken at, and memories of
NAS Sand Point.

Do you have photos/memories of an event or the buildings/ infrastructure before NAS Sand Point was transformed into Magnuson Park?

We are looking for photos and memories as we try to develop signage and visuals of what it was like as an active base.

What is your Sand Point story/photo? Remember the totem pole, cannon or a special plane, event, a dance in the Officer’s Club, or Santa arriving by helicopter?

If you have photos and/or meories you are willing to share, please send an email to if they have
been digitiized, or you can mail copies to us at:

Friends of Sand Point Magnuson Park
Historic District
PO Box 51194
Seattle, WA 98115-1194


Little Known History of Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District

Seattle’s first airport
Site of the first flight around the world
Headquarters of the 13th Naval District on the front lines of the war in the Pacific

Volunteering for Friends

Friends of Sand Point Magnuson Park can always use volunteers. The monetary value of volunteered hours can be used for matching grants. If you wish to volunteer, please contact
Lynn Ferguson, Board President, 206-523-0391, or click here to email your volunteer opportunity questions.

If you volunteer we ask that you fill out this Friends Volunteer Hours Tracking Form pdf. To fill the form out online, use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , and then email the signed and completed form .

Currently we are asking for volunteers to assist with the Sand Point Aviation History Celebration.

Contact Friends:

Please contact me, Lynn Ferguson, Board President,

206-523-0391, or click here to email your questions

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