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  1. Carol Burridge

    We’re going to Las Vegas!

    CAT Reunion 2015 ~ October 21-25 in Las Vegas! We are excited to announce Harrah’s Resort, Las Vegas as our reunion venue for 2015. The Reunion committee has worked hard to find a hotel that meets all of our needs, and we think you will be thrilled with Harrah’s Resort, Las Vegas! Harrah’s is right at the heart of the most fabulous city on earth! The resort includes more than 2,500 beautiful guestrooms and suites, 86,664 square feet of casino space, seven outstanding restaurants, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, a unique variety of retail options and, of course, the entertainment you would expect from a Vegas resort destination such as Harrah’s. The guestrooms, the CAT Hospitality Suite, and the Hotel’s many restaurants, amenities, and entertainment are all located close to each other and are easy to navigate. It’s going to be a reunion to remember, and we sincerely hope you can join us! For inspiration and more information, click: CAT Reunion at Harrah’s to view a flyer (in pdf format) that Lloyd Coleman put together to tell you more about his go-to resort in Vegas! You can also click on the Las Vegas photo above to go directly to the homepage of Harrah’s website. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible! IMPORTANT NOTE: It is best to reserve your CAT blocked room(s) via direct reservation web link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SHCIV5, since there is a $15 booking fee added to reservations made by telephone (888-458-8471)....
  2. Burridge, Carol Ann

    Reunion 2013 . . . San Diego here we come!

    The 2013 CAT Association Reunion will be in San Diego, California! Wednesday, November 6 ~ Sunday, November 10, 2013 At the Town and Country Resort & Conference Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA  92108 Don’t wait, make your reservations now! Call 800-772-8527, ask for “In-House Reservations” and specify the “Civil Air Transport” Rate The cut-off date is October 16 for this special rate.  The Room Rate $119 per night single or double occupancy plus tax, $10 per extra person. One night’s room deposit is required to hold your reservation.  Cancellations are accepted 72 hours prior to arrival.  This rate will be honored 3 days before and after based on availability. Parking is $3.00 per day at the resort. Airport Super Shuttle: 800-974-8885  www.supershuttle.com See you there!  
  3. Burridge, Carol Ann

    CAT Reunion 2012 in SF a Huge Success!

    THANK YOU to everyone who worked so hard on this year’s reunion…and many thanks as well to our distinguished guests and all of you who made the trip out to San Francisco to join the celebration!  A report and photographs will be published in the upcoming Bulletin.  If anyone has any photographs taken at the reunion that they would like to share on the website and possibly in the Bulletin (space permitting), please contact Carol at catwebhelp@gmail.com. The backdrop for our banquet was the Civil Air Transport (CAT) Exhibit a the SFO Museum, on view through April, 2013 – Curator John Hill and his staff mounted a wonderfully crafted exhibit paying tribute to the unique history of CAT through photographs, documents and a wide variety of items and memorabilia on loan from CAT Members and the University of Texas at Dallas.  A fascinating exhibit in a stunning venue, so if at all possible, please don’t miss it! During the banquet evening we were all moved by the debut of Monte and Klaire Markham’s poignant film “Faces & Voices of CAT”, which captured the heart and soul of General Chennault and the brave men and women he led.  This was a short film made especially for this event, and it has given us renewed inspiration to continue our fundraising efforts to allow Monte and Klaire to complete a full featured documentary film of CAT.  “Faces and Voices of CAT” will be mailed to members unable to attend the reunion and take a copy home (one copy per registration)....
  4. Burridge, Carol Ann

    CAT Reunion 2012

    REUNION 2012 in San Francisco! November 8 ~ November 11 Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf 250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 CALL NOW FOR RESERVATIONS!! Reservations:  415-392-6700 (Mon. – Fri.) or 1-877-497-1212 (toll free). Ask for In-House Reservations and specify “CAT” Rate.  Cut-off date is October 17, 2012. Room Rate $115 per night single or double occupancy + taxes / $10 for extra person. Cancellations 72 hours prior to arrival. This rate will be honored 3 days before and after, based on availability. Parking $30 + tax per day (24-hour period). Problems? Call Pat at 512-258-5288 / 512-923-4460. SPECIAL EVENT: San Francisco Airport Aviation Museum 2012 Civil Air Transport Exhibit ~ Grand Opening Saturday Night


Join us this fall for our 2024 reunion in the Seattle, WA area.  See your latest Bulletin or eNewsletter or go to happenings for more information.

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Civil Air Transport (CAT) was an airline founded by Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault, leader of the Flying Tigers, and Whiting Willauer of China Defense Supplies at the conclusion of World War II.  Most of the pilots were former Tigers or other combat pilots from the Asian Theatre.  For the next four decades, CAT, and then its successor, Air America, were primary instruments of American foreign policy in Asia.
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