Flying Private to the Party

Auction Napa Valley
Napa Valley, California
June 3 to 6, 2010
Throughout the Valley

This year, Napa Valley Vintners Association is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Auction Napa Valley. Since 1981, this influential fundraising event has grown into one of the world’s most renowned wine auctions, donating $90 million dollars to date in support of various non-profit programs, including funds toward healthcare, housing, and youth services. More than 350 wineries and 550 community volunteers participate in this philanthropic event, spanning the many prestigious vineyards the Valley has to offer. To participate, touch down at Napa County Airport (APC)
• APC can accommodate most private aircraft, including jets up to 120,000 pounds, dual tandem wheels, and/or a Gulfstream 500, better known as a G5

• Japan Air Lines uses Napa County Airport as a high-quality flight training facility, so it is equipped with the latest computerized training aids

• Construction of an airfield in Napa Valley was sparked by the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The Napa Auxiliary Air Defense Field was built in 1942, and, in 1945 when peace was imminent, the government turned control of the airport over to Napa Valley Bridgeford Flying Services, the only original FBO to survive at this airport. It is a full service FBO at Napa County Airport, suited to jetsetters’ every need