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34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Thud Era

Korat RTAFB, Thailand - May 1966 to May 1969

Reunion 2015

September 14 through September 18 in Seattle, Washington.

Seattle Skyline

Steve Falls (Clyde Falls’ Son) and his wife Jolie graciously volunteered to host Reunion 2015.

Who Was There

  • Tony Andrews
  • Bill Augsburger
  • Larry & Mary Bogemann
  • Roger Bolstad
  • George Clausen
  • Gary & Jeanie Confer
  • Kathy Clausen de Contreras
  • Steve & Jolie Falls
  • Bill, Linda & Lisa Glasser
  • Nancy Clausen Gordon
  • David Groark
  • Margaret Clausen Head
  • Gretchen Hemmerich
  • Dick & Barbara Heyman
  • Chuck & Jane Irwin
  • Brian & Jep King
  • Jim & Joyce King
  • Irv & Sally Levine
  • Ken & Gay Mays
  • Harvey Prosser
  • Al & Sue Reiter
  • Jake & Happy Shuler
  • Ken & Kenda Singer
  • Ed & Bartz Sykes
  • Homer & Pat Terry
  • John & Brenda Wambough
  • Juetta Wells

Itinerary - Click a day for information.

Monday, September 14 
Arrival & Check in at:

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
18850 28th Ave South
Seatac, WA, 98188

206 244-5044
800 426-7866
Hampton Inn
The Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Avenue is the only new hotel built in the Seattle Airport area in the last 14 years and is the largest Hampton Inn and Suites on the West Coast, with 218 rooms and suites available. A block of 30 rooms has been reserved from September 14th through September 18th for our 2015 34th TFS Reunion at a discounted rate of $144 per night. This block of rooms is made up of 15 standard rooms with two queen beds and 15 king studio suites. The king studio suites offer a king bed, queen size sleeper sofa, mini fridge and microwave.
To book your reservations, either call 206 244-5044 or book online using the instructions below.
  1. Log on to www.seattleairport28thavenuesuites.hamptoninn.com
  2. Enter preferred arrival and departure dates
  3. Under "Add Special Rate Codes", enter the group code “TFS” to get the group rate
The last day to make a reservation is 8/21/2015. If you need to book outside of the contracted dates, please contact Linna Say directly at 206 748-2804.

For those of you flying into the Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
Airport, call the hotel upon arrival for their complementary shuttle service. For those of you arriving by way of personal vehicle, complementary parking is available at the hotel.
Check-in time is after 3:00 PM. Once you have checked in and are settled in your room, come to the Sky Room, the location of our 34th TFS Hospitality Room, where you can pick up your welcome bags and name tags. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. Should you arrive prior to check-in time, please come directly to our hospitality room.

Monday afternoon and evening will be free time. A list of restaurants and shops within walking distance of the hotel will be available in the hospitality room. During the week, our Hospitality Room will be open from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM each day but closed when we are on tour.

Tuesday 
8:00 AM – We will muster in the hotel lobby and shortly thereafter board our bus for the drive to the Flying Heritage Collection located at Paine Field, Everett, WA. Our bus will depart at 8:10 AM for the approximately 50 minute trip arriving around 9:00 AM. Upon arrival, we will be split into two groups for a guided tour that will begin at 9:15 AM. There will be lots of great photo opportunities so remember to bring cameras and many flash cards. The Museum is quite expansive and will require a little walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Light, casual attire is appropriate for this and all of our guided tours.
The Flying Heritage Collection
The Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) facility is located at the southeast corner of Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Set in a 51,000 square foot hangar, FHC is a private collection of great rarity, rather than a formal museum. The aircraft are displayed alongside engaging, comprehensive exhibits.
Flying Heritage Collection

The planes within the FHC were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II.

In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity and share them with the public.

The FHC is a dynamic flying collection. Periodically, one or more of our exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration.

Collection Policies
  • No food or drink is permitted within the hangar
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • For reasons of preservation and safety, please do not touch the aircraft on
  • display.
Photography – Non-commercial photography within the exhibit is permitted. Commercial photography is not permitted without prior consent from Friends of Flying Heritage staff.

Wheelchairs – Flying Heritage Collection is an ADA-compliant facility. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitors as needed.

Gift Shop – Our gift shop features quality gifts and apparel for you or the aircraft aficionado in your life! Check it out after you finish your tour of the collection and take home a memento of your visit.

For more information regarding the Flying Heritage Collection go to their website, http://www.flyingheritage.com.
11:00 AM – Upon completion of Flying Heritage Collection Tour, we will board our bus for the short drive to Arnies Restaurant in Mukilteo, WA where we will “enjoy the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer” with “spectacular views on the waterfront” of Puget Sound. For a look of Arnies’ lunch menu and prices, visit their website: http://www.arniesrestaurant.com/index.php.
12:30 AM – Following lunch at Arnies, we will board our bus for another short drive to the Future of Flight Aviation Center where we will transfer to a Boeing tour bus and be transported to the Boeing Everett, Washington Factory for a one hour guided tour beginning around 1:00 PM. The following narrative describes what we will experience.
The Boeing Everett, WA Factory
The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is located in Mukilteo, Wash., 25 miles north of Seattle. Public tours of Boeing's Everett factory are available seven days a week. The Everett, Wash., facility is home to the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner production lines.
Boeing production line.
During the tour of the world's largest building by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet or 13,385,378 cubic meters), visitors will see airplanes being built for our worldwide base of airline customers.

Boeing Tour Restrictions and Limitations
  1. Children must be at least 4 feet (122 cm) tall to go on the tour. Visitors may not carry babies on the tour. There is no childcare facility at the Future of Flight and Boeing Tour. There are no exceptions to these safety regulations.
  2. Remember your camera! You may take photos in the Future of Flight Gallery & on the Strato Deck but The Boeing Company does not permit still photos or video cameras on the assembly plant tour. In addition, there are no personal items allowed on the tour, including purses, backpacks, waist pouches, binoculars, cell phones, etc. Lockers are available onsite for a small fee.
  3. There are no personal items allowed on the tour. These items include: purses, backpacks, waist pouches, cameras, binoculars, cell phones, etc. Lockers are available for a small fee.
  4. The tour may require a one-third mile walk, 21 steep stairs and an elevator ride.
  5. The Boeing Tour can be done by wheelchair and physically challenged visitors with advanced notice. Please advise us when making reservations. Sign language is available for all Boeing tours upon request with at least a two- week notice. Service animals are allowed in all public areas of the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour.
  6. There are restroom facilities and a cafe at the Future of Flight, but restrooms are not available during the tour.
  7. All tours are conducted in English and last 90 minutes. Any group willing to purchase 50 tickets for the same tour can make special arrangements to have their interpreter accompany them on the tour bus.
2:30 PM – Upon completion of the Boeing Tour we will be bussed back to the Future of Flight Aviation Center where we will have the opportunity to visit several exhibits including “Airplane Design”, “Flight Systems”, “Materials”, “Future Concepts”, “Propulsion/Engines” and “Passenger Experience”. The majority of our group will determine how long we stay at the center.
Balcony view.
4:00 PM (+/–) – We will board our bus and return to the Hampton Inn.
Wednesday 
9:15 AM – For our second day of activities, we will muster in the hotel lobby and shortly thereafter board our bus for the drive to the Seattle Water Front. Our bus will depart at 9:30 AM for the approximately 30 minute trip to Argosy Cruises, Pier 56 arriving at around 10:00 AM. The Harbor Tour Boat does not board until 12:00 PM for a 12:15 PM departure giving us approximately two hours of shopping and sightseeing along the waterfront. The boat tour itself is approximately one hour in length so we should disembark around 1:15 PM.

We will then walk to Pier 54 and have lunch at the original Ivar’s Acres of Clams restaurant.
2:30 PM – Following our lunch at Ivar’s, our bus will transport us to Seattle’s Public Market Center for a two hour shopping spree at the famous Pike Place Market for the iconic Salmon fish toss!
4:30 PM – We will board our bus for the return to the Hampton Inn arriving around 5:00 PM. The rest of the day will be free time.
Seattle Harbor Tour
Seattle Waterfront Harbor Sightseeing Tour Cruise

Join Argosy Cruises for the Seattle sightseeing cruise that started it all. Since 1949, Argosy Cruises has been a favorite attraction for millions of people.

Spirit of Seattle.
Guests enjoy a narrated 1-hour sightseeing tour of Seattle’s vibrant and historic harbor, with never-ending skyline views of the city, the Space Needle, and Mt. Rainier. With wide-open outdoor decks, this fascinating tour attraction is perfect for visitors and locals alike. This tour is often run on the Spirit of Seattle.

Cruise map.
Some of the highlights you'll see:
  • Colorful waterfront
  • Spectacular Seattle skyline
  • Great Ferris Wheel
  • One of the world's largest shipping terminals
  • Mt. Rainier and the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges
  • Space Needle

Ivar’s Original Acres of Clams Restaurant
Ivar’s Original Acres of Clams has been a tradition since 1938. Seattle’s most historic full service seafood restaurant is poised on Seattle’s romantic colorful waterfront at Pier 54. This attractive yet informal restaurant has a wharf-like feel which showcases stellar waterfront views of Washington State ferries, Fire Station #3’s waterside operations and Puget Sound.

Our chefs create award-winning unique preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world famous original recipes. You'll dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few.

Due to Ivar’s longstanding relationships and purchasing power in the market, check the fresh market catches showcasing exclusive runs from the Northwest. As always, you can depend on our traditional seafood favorites featuring fresh steamed clams, fish 'n chips, Puget Sound clam chowder and much more. Ivar's Acres of Clams offers a variety of snack, dining and cocktail options for happy hour, lunch, dinner, banquets, groups and special events.

For a look of Ivar’s lunch menu and prices, visit their website: http://www.ivars.com/locations/acres-of-clams/.
Ivars Restaurant
Seattle’s Public Market
Welcome to Seattle’s beloved public market! Pike Place Market is the city’s center for fresh, local produce, specialty food and small independent businesses. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its “Meet the Producer” tradition with a year-round farmers market, owner-operated bakeries, fish markets, butcher shops, produce stands and specialty food stores.

Within the nine acre Market historic district is a daily crafts market, which features the quality work of 225 craftspeople, and more than 200 unique owner-operated shops and services. There are more than 80 restaurants within the Market boundaries, from takeout counters to fine dining establishments.

The Market is also home to more than 350 residents, many of whom are low- income seniors. Four social service agencies, including a senior center, food bank, medical clinic and preschool serve the downtown community.

Pike Place Market
Thursday 
10:00 AM – For our third day and final day of activities, we will muster in the hotel lobby and shortly thereafter board our bus for the drive to The Museum of Flight. Our bus will depart at 10:15 AM for the approximately 30 minute trip to museum. Our private Docent tour of the Great Gallery will begin at 11:00 AM and will be an hour in length. Following the tour, we will gather in the Northwest Aero Club Room for a box lunch. Your choice of Traditional Sandwiches include: Roasted Turkey Breast & Cheddar on whole wheat with lettuce & tomato; Cured Ham & Emmental Swiss on multigrain with lettuce & tomato; and Roast Top Round of Beef & Boursin on ciabatta roll with lettuce & tomato. Each sandwich is served with potato chips, whole fruit & fresh baked chocolate chunk cookie.

After our meal you will have the opportunity to tour on your own the other two galleries, the Personal Courage Wing & Air Park with WWI & WWII displays, and the Space Gallery that houses the Space Shuttle Trainer used by every astronaut who piloted the shuttle.

Additionally, we will have the opportunity to see a Concorde SST, JFL’s Air Force One, and the newly fully restored first Boeing 747 production plane of 1967.
The Museum Of Flight
History - In 1964 a small group of aviation enthusiasts realized that important artifacts representing the evolution of flight were being lost or destroyed at an incredible rate. To aid in the preservation of these artifacts, the Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation was established with the twin goals of saving significant aircraft and related artifacts and educating the public in terms of their importance.
The museum of flight.
It soon became clear that a place to store and exhibit these artifacts was needed, and in 1965 the first official Museum of Flight exhibits were put on display in a 10,000 square foot space at the Seattle Center, location of the 1962 World’s Fair.

The concept for the Museum complex began to jell in 1975 when the Port of Seattle leased the land on which the Red Barn® now sits to the Museum for 99 years.

The Red Barn®, the birthplace of The Boeing Company, was saved from demolition on its original location on the Duwamish River, and floated by river barge to its current location. It was restored in 1983 and became the first permanent location for the Museum. The Red Barn was eventually joined by the Great Gallery in 1987, the Library and Archives Building in 2002 and the J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing and Airpark in 2004.

For more information on The Museum of Flight visit their website: http://www.museumofflight.org/.
3:00 PM – Our bus will depart for the Hampton Inn arriving around 3:30 PM. The rest of the day will be free until we start gathering for our banquet at 6:30 PM in the Galaxy Room at the Hampton Inn & Suites.
Reunion Banquet
6:30 PM – Our 2015 Reunion Banquet will be in the Hampton Inn & Suites Galaxy Room. Beer and wine will be available from the “pay as you go” bar which will open at 6:30 PM. Our buffet dinner will begin at 7:00 PM. The buffet table will include: Wild Field Green Salad; a choice of two entrees – Grilled Fillet of Salmon or Fillet Medallions with Mushrooms; Mashed Garlic Potatoes; Seasonal Vegetables; Green Beans; Rustic Dread/Rolls; and Dessert. Beverages include tea, coffee and/or water. Dress will be casual. (Note: The price of the meal includes tax and gratuity).
Friday 
Departure

After breakfast, at 9:00 AM, an informal meeting will be held in our Hospitality Room to, among other things, discuss our 2016 reunion.

Reunion 2016 is 21-23 September at Ogden, Utah.

In Remembrance Of Those Who Served!