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“Somewhere in Time: The hunt for the frozen Sikorsky S-39”

Is anyone interested in attending this ACONE event? Seems pretty interesting for a cold February night. Indicate your interest on meetup and on the ACONE site listed below. Note Cocktails start at 6PM, with the event starting at 7PM.

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) will host its annual “Ice Breaker” Event at the Papa Razzi in Burlington, MA. Current members are strongly encouraged to bring a prospective new member with them to this year's Ice Breaker event. Garry Kozak, a world renowned salvage expert, will give his presentation on the last flying Sikorsky S-39 Amphibian. This 1930 aircraft was lost some 55 years ago in a very remote lake in Alaska. Garry will take us on a journey of the S-39 history, the story of its tragic loss, and the many futile searches spanning over 40 years. It is a story of frustration, failure, and success; all played out in one of the world’s most scenic places. Garry’s experience will give you an opportunity to live the fantasy, at least vicariously. This will be of great interest to aviation buffs and treasure hunters or anyone who has a little Indiana Jones in them.

The gathering is at the Papa Razzi (2 Wall St., Burlington, MA 01803). Starting at:

6:00 PM – Open for cocktails (cash bar) & Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM – Opening remarks and Introduction (ACONE President)
7:15 PM – 8:15 - Feature Presentation

8:30 PM – Closing

Costs: $25 per person, Deadline for a reservation is Sunday, 2/17/13

Register on-line at: or

Contact Deirdre O’Connor – (781)[masked] (cell) or (781)[masked] (Home)

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  • Brian G.

    Great story... Very engaging. Would have liked to see more Fitchburg people....

    February 21, 2013

  • JamesEEllis

    Odd ending to the story. The S-39 is still under the water in the mud in Alaska. And where were all the Fitchburg people?

    February 20, 2013

    • charley v.

      I emailed Diedre last week. No reply. I had some serious flying to do today. Sorry I missed it.

      February 20, 2013

  • charley v.

    Flying time instead.

    February 19, 2013

  • Mark E.

    Unable to attend. Is everyone all set with rides etc.?

    February 19, 2013

  • charley v.

    Reservations and payment required by Sunday, February 17. Cost is $25 per person which includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar. Seating is limited to 100, so please reserve early.

    February 13, 2013

  • charley v.

    The atmosphere and dress are relaxed business casual. A wide assortment of heavy appetizers and a cash bar will be yours to enjoy – all presented by the expert staff of the award-winning Papa Razzi restaurant in Burlington ( So please, come and meet Aero Club members in a warm and comfortable setting while you join us in raising a toast to flight..

    This wonderful evening at the Papa Razzi in Burlington will provide you with the chance to enjoy some great food and fantastic company. Our special guest speaker is Garry Kozak, a world renowned salvage expert, who will give his presentation on the last flying Sikorsky S-39 Amphibian. Cost is $25 per person which includes heavy appetizers. Cash bar. 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Reservations required by end of day Sunday, February 17. You may register and pay online using this link. Online Registration and Payment Form

    February 13, 2013

  • Heidi

    Sounds probable.

    January 30, 2013

  • Debra S.

    Hello Everyone. I'm helping to organize us a bit so we can all relax, know everyone has a ride, where to meet, all the rules, etc. I will not be joining you in this event but will be here to see what I can do to assist. You can reach me at [masked] or my cell which is[masked]-9955. This sounds like something I'd love to attend, but I won't be available.

    January 30, 2013

  • charley v.

    If I can get a car ride with someone. I hate driving cars.

    January 30, 2013

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