NYC: The Golden Age of Air Travel

The SCA 2022 Summer Tour

JUNE 17-19, 2022

SCA’s NYC: Golden Age of Air Travel, our first in-person tour event in three years, was a huge success. Thank you to our master tour guide, Kevin Patrick, and all our organizers, the staff and management of the TWA Hotel, our incredibly patient bus driver and boat captain, the City of New York, and most especially, our fellow SCA members who made the weekend so memorable. 

From our base of operations – the spectacular TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport, Eero Saarinen’s 1962 classic – the SCA took off for guided tours of air travel-related sites across the NYC Metro region and a bonus boat tour around Manhattan.

  • Floyd Bennett Field
  • Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport
  • The historic Building 1 at Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Plus the Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour

We can’t wait for our next adventure, 2023 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Registration will begin shortly. In the meantime, we will see you online for our monthly Zoom events, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the occasional member-hosted pop-up. Happy summer!

Tour Schedule & Details

Friday: June 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

TWA Hotel Opening Reception

The weekend kicked off with a reception in the upper level of Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center in the Ambassador’s Club Lounge for dinner and drinks, complete with an introduction by SCA’s tour master, Kevin Patrick. The lounge serves as the lobby of the hotel, and is adjacent to exhibits of vintage TWA uniforms and other memorabilia.

Saturday: June 18, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Terminal City: Airport Tours

  • Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Building 1, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)


Diner Breakfast

  • Pancakes
  • French Toast
  • Cheese Omelet
  • Scrambled Eggs with bacon

All come home fries, toast, juice and coffee

Lunch on your own in Little Portugal, Newark, NJ
We will provide a list of some lunch recommendations on Ferry Street near the drop off location.

Plated Dinner

Appetizer: Market Green Salad with Radishes, and Fresh Herbs

Main Course: Chicken Milanese, Basil Mashed Potatoes & Sauteed Spinach with Semi-sweet Cabernet Sauce. Vegetarian option: Mushroom Risotto, Porcini Cream and Shaved Parmesan

Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake

Cash Bar

Sunday: June 19, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wingin‘ It in the Big Apple: Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour

    • Floyd Bennett Field
    • A guided full circumnavigation of Manhattan and an in-depth look at the engineering marvels of all of NYC’s fantastic, historic and wildly different bridges and tunnels!


    Breakfast on your own before boarding the bus.

          • The Paris Café for sit-down breakfast 7am to 11am
          • TWA Corner Store for Grab-N-Go bite. Open 24/7

          Sunday lunch stop at Chelsea Market. We will provide a list of recommendations.

          Dinner on your own. We will return to hotel at approximately 5pm depending on traffic.

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