CNAC Association Reunion 2017

September 6—10, 2017
Burlingame, California

August 22, hotel discount
August 28, CNAC Reunion


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CNAC Registration Form (pdf)  2017

April 4, 2017

Dear CNAC Family and Friends,

Looking back at the successes of the reunions for 2015 and 2016, and looking forward to all the many possibilities, we see much promise for the future. We are keeping the memory of the men and women of CNAC alive into perpetuity in some of the most prestigious museums, in books, in film, and in your local area.

We had four film makers at the 2016 reunion. We watched two beautiful films. Hao Chin’s film showed interviews with witnesses of John Dean’s crash site, made high up in the Himalayans in a small village near the site of crash.  Our long-time friends, How Man Wong, Xavier and the others from CERS premiered their new film at the 2016 reunion. The film featured three centenarians, our very  own CNAC Captains, traveling to many sites where CNAC flew in China. The film is being shown on Cathay Pacific Airline. We also had presentations from two other film makers working on movies involving CNAC, Tong from China and Charles de Rouvre, Gallaxie Productions, from Paris France.  Hopefully, in the near future they will premiere their films at a CNAC reunion.

Stories of  CNAC pilots were told: Ship # 58, the famous CNAC Crocodile Story, and many more. Some were new, and others we all remember because they have been told over and over through the years. The stories have become our stories, remembering those who have gone before. Some were sad and some were fun.

Chris Bull presented route maps and explanations of the routes, the weather, and the difficulties. We gained more understanding of what CNAC flyers faced.

These are just a few of the highlights of 2016. Thank you to all who made last year’s reunion so very memorable. We would like to hear from any of you who would be willing to share with us this year or let us know what you would like to learn or see presented 2017.

There is much work to be done and your dedication to keeping alive the memory of this small group of heroic men and women is so truly appreciated and needed. As we continue to work together to tell our stories, CNAC Association is here for you.  We need your help, input and support of each other’s projects in order to do great things in remembrance of this unique history.

With warm regards and wishes, my friends.
Peggy Maher, President, CNAC Association, (830) 370-4633

Embassy Suites San Francisco  Airport – Waterfront
150 Anza Boulevard, Burlingame, California
CNAC Registration Form (pdf)  2017

 Wed, Sept 6     Registration starts at 2pm
Thur, Sept 7     Presentations
Fri, Sept 8     Presentations, Moon Chin’s Dinner
Sat, Sept 9     Presentations & Group Discussions
Sun, Sept 10     Departure after Breakfast

To Attend the 2017 CNAC Reunion

  1. By August 22. Register for your room at the Embassy Suites Hotel by August 22 to receive CNAC room discount.
  2. By August 28. Return CNAC Reunion registration form to Valerie by Aug 28.

    HOTEL REGISTRATION (by August 22 for discounts)

    Embassy Suite offers discount rates of $175 plus tax per night,
    available only for Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat nights.

    You must make reservations BY AUGUST 22
    with group registration code CNA.

    Two ways to make reservations by August 22

    1. Call Embassy Suites  1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779). Mention unique code CNA or ask for the China National Aviation group rate.
    1. Visit website for Burlingame
      • Fill in arrival and departure dates
      • Select blue “Add Special Rate Code”
      • In next screen, type CNA in the “Group Code” Box
      • Click “Check rooms and rates” to see the reunion dates and prices

    Limited rooms at this rate!

    CNAC Reunion Registration & Annual Dues


    Name________________________________ Name Preferred on Badge________________________


    City_____________________________________  State___________________ Zip________________


    Additional registrants’ names ___________________________________________________________


    Reunion Registration Fees

    Everyone must register

    Registration Fee (required)                       Number attending _____X $60 = $_____
    Banquet Meal, Saturday Evening              Number attending _____X $65 = $_____
    CNAC 2016 Dues                            Number of memberships _____X $40 = $_____
    Friday Night Dinner                                    Number attending _____ sponsored by Moon Chin
    TOTAL COST                                                                                                 $ _____ 

    Registration is due no later than by August 28, 2017.
    Checks made payable to CNAC Association.

    Send registration form and payment to
    Valerie  Kendrick
    252 Main, St.Willits, CA 95490

For more information, contact
Peggy Maher  • cell 830-370-4633

Valerie Kendrick
(707) 459-5165 •  

Peggy Maher, CNAC Pres.  ::  P.O. Box 294449  ::  Kerrville, TX 78029  ::  830-896-5030  ::  or cell  830-370-4633  ::  Email