20th Anniversary Conference

Special Events

Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB

Wednesday, February 25   Register by February 13, 2009
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $50

Join WAI for a trip to Robins Air Force Base and discover the "Crown Jewel" of Middle Georgia—the Museum of Aviation, now the second largest museum in the United States Air Force. Displaying 93 aircraft and hundreds of exhibits on a beautiful 51 acre site, the museum has grown into a significant exhibit, education and cultural center drawing more than 500,000 visitors a year. The bus ride to/from the Museum is approximately 1:45 hours each way. A light breakfast (with vegetarian option) sponsored by Chick-fi l-A and boxed lunch is included.

Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center Tour

Thursday, February 26   Limited Space Available
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $20

The TOC is 63 acres under roof and performs maintenance for Delta owned engines, components and aircraft hangar visits including the painting of aircraft. Delta TechOps is also a Maintenance/Repair/Overhaul (MRO) provider for over 100 customers, including several Air Carriers.

Included on the tour will be the Engine Shop, Test Cells, Hangar Bays, Aircraft in for Heavy Maintenance Visit (HMV), Stores, Composite Shop, Paint Hangars, Electronics and Avionics Shops.

Evening at the Georgia Aquarium Private Tour & Reception

Friday, February 27   Limited Space Available
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

GA AquariumThe Georgia Aquarium is a short 12-15 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency, with 8 million gallons of water under one roof. It is now just one of four facilities worldwide with a manta ray ("Nandi") on display, and the only one in the United States. Nandi is something of a show-off, and she is not alone.

The Georgia Aquarium boasts the largest variety of fish in any commercial aquarium. AirTran Airways is sponsoring this private tour with catering by Wolfgang Puck, allowing WAI Conference registrants the chance to get as close as they dare and mingle with a truly unforgettable and colorful crowd of undersea creatures, right at eye level. Sponsored by AirTran Airways