SCBC/CBC Rally at Solomons!
The Southern Chesapeake Bay Cruisers and the Chesapeake Bay Cruisers of MTOA will wind up the cruising season with a Rally in Solomons Island. This event is a joint event that will give us time to fellowship and “debrief” on the 2019 cruising events, as well as meet with the MTOA Board.
Come finish the cruising season with us AND meet your MTOA Board!
Sunday, September 22 : Fleet arrives
Schedule of Events:
(weather permitting) may dock at Spring Cove $2/ft
455 Lore Road, Solomons, MD Phone: 410-326-2161 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or anchor in Back Creek
- many are staying at the Quality Inn, 255 Lore Rd, Solomons, MD 20688 at Beacon Marina (410-326-6303)
Sunday evening – The Board has rented the Cove Point Lighthouse. A BYOB cocktail party will be held on the property at 6 -7:30 pm. Sunset is at 7:17 pm – so we hope to have a wonderful view of the sunset over the Bay!
Please bring an appetizer to share and your own beverage. You may tour the lighthouse and grounds during the evening. Dinner will be on your own.
Monday, September 23 – Tour of Calvert Maritime Museum
10:00 am We will tour the Calvert Maritime Museum – admission is $7/pp. We have arranges a 1 hr tour in a Chesapeake "Buy Boat" "The Tennison", if weather permits. Capacity 40 people.
In the afternoon, you may wander around Solomons or simply spend time with your fellow cruisers.
Meals are on your own. You may decide to meet for a casual, self planned, pot luck at the Spring Cove Marina picnic grounds if weather permits.
Tuesday, September 24 Board Meeting and Tour of Pax River Naval Air Museum
The Board will be meeting Tuesday morning – location to be determined. MTOA Members are invited to attend, if desired.
At 1:00 pm, we will drive over to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum for a tour. If we have over 10 in our group, the cost is $6 per person for the museum.
The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) has a decades-long history, yet at the same time, the Museum is starting afresh. It is no longer an official U.S. Navy museum following federal budget restructuring. The Museum is now a private, non-profit (501C(3)) organization working in conjunction with St Mary’s County. With the recently completed construction of a multi-million dollar capital project that transformed the Museum, it is now displaying the potential to become a premier cultural institution and economic driver for the County.
When compared to other aviation-focused museums, PRNAM is unique in terms of its collections and mission. Whereas most aviation museums focus on operational aircraft and exhibits, PRNAM focuses on the research, development, test and evaluation environment. Ideas and concepts that were developed and introduced to the Fleet form the basis of its interpretive program. PRNAM also displays concepts that never made it to the Fleet that makes the Museum’s collection all the more unique. Artifacts and simulators, films and books spanning the history of Naval Aviation topped off with a display of 22 one-of-a-kind aircraft that you can walk right up to make the Museum dynamic and memorable.ir Station Patuxent River (Pax River) and the community defined by that mission, it sits in an enviable location with an inspiring story perfectly suited to the technological preoccupations of our era.
We will also rent time on two Simulators for a 15 minute (per person) “piloting experience”! Currently, two simulators are operating at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. They offer the museum customer an opportunity to experience flight in real F-14 cockpits as you take control of the airplane that you select. You see, once in the cockpit you can choose between any one of several types of airplanes; such as an F-14 Tomcat, an F/A-18 Hornet, an A-10 Warthog, a P-51 Mustang, or how about a larger airplane like a C-130 Hercules, plus many more. The flight simulators utilize stationary cockpits, but the aircraft can fly in the same airspace so if you come with a buddy, you both can fly at the same time or even go against each other as you both make arcs and loops in the sky. Do you want to launch and land on an aircraft carrier? You can do that too.
We plan to meet at 6:30 pm for dinner at the Pier Restaurant. We will order off the menu with separate checks.
Wednesday, September 25