Aviation History Enthusiasts:

Join us in creating a fabulous celebration of the aviation history of Sand Point

Hangar 30 is reserved for an all-day event October 15, 2017 including the introduction of a display of models of the aircraft that flew from this location. For children of all ages there will be a model building workshop, flying demonstration, story-telling and a military band.

We need donations of funds, model aircraft, model kits, historical photos and books as well as refreshments. We need speakers and storytellers as well as adults to help kids build models.

If your organization can help we will offer you display space in the hangar and add your logo to our marketing materials. Offer your individual help just for the fun of it.

To do so email us at info@sandptnavsta.org

For additional information, you can download the event pdf here.

Model of  World Cruiser

This 1:72 model of the Douglas World Cruiser was donated by John Newcome of the Northwest Scale Modelers.

Footage of Lindbergh's visit to Sand Point
310 MB MP4 download (viewing length - 9 minutes)

Note the grass landing field. The hangar the plane was kept overnight in is Hangar 1, no longer there. The woman is Bertha Landes, our 1st and only female mayor of Seattle. The second part shows them going by boat to the original Husky Stadium then on to Discovery Park (note the water tower.) My neighbor Burr O'Dell was a student at the old Broadway High School and the whole school was let out to walk up to the park to see him in that open touring car. The last part shows the 1st ticker tape parade Seattle had and finally by car again to Sand Point, our municipal airport then (before Boeing Field opened up a few months later when the Navy took over Sand Point. That was quite an airshow he put on with flybys and 45 degree angles of assent. I read he dropped leaflets over the city to advertise the new air mail service Boeing was promoting. Narrative by Lynn Ferguson.

Contact Friends:

Please contact me, Lynn Ferguson, Board President,

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

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  • 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.

Email: info@sandptnavsta.org

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 info@sandptnavsta.org 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

NAS Sand Point Historic District - Summary Proposal

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