Pre Convention Events

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NCF 5K Run

Tuesday, August 30th

Join us down by the bay and participate in the NATCA Charitable “San Diego 5k Freedom Fun Run/Walk” on Tuesday, August 30th at 7:30am. Enjoy the beauty of San Diego on this scenic 5k run along the bay, linked with the historic USS Midway aircraft carrier, views of trademark Embarcadero and bordered by the city skyline. This “walker friendly” course begins and finishes right outside the Hilton Bayfront!

Prizes for first, second and third place male/female individual runners, first place team, best team name/logo. Over 50% of the $40 entrance fee will go directly to charity, (fees increase day of event). Can’t make it to the run? Virtual Run this event! For more information on how to participate contact Rick Baugh; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 678.523.7309. All proceeds to benefit the NATCA Charitable Foundation. 

Download the flyer and pledge sheet here.


Brew Tour

Monday, August 29

Enjoy an evening sampling a variety of award winning beers made in America's Finest City.

Cost: $81 

What's included?

-round-trip transportation

-knowledgeable and engaging BREWERY TOURS of SAN DIEGO host services

-guided tour at one brewery

-beer tastings at each brewery

-bottled water

-food delivered to a non-restaurant brewery (Pizza Port Pizza & Salad)

-souvenir glass

-individual payment credit card processing fee



5:30pm- Pickup at Hilton Bayfront

5:45pm- Mission- Tour & Tasting

7:00pm- Iron Fist Barrio Logan- Dinner & Tasting

8:30pm- Mike Hess- Tasting

9:30pm- Dropoff at Hilton Bayfront 

Breweries are subject to change

Deep Sea Fishing

Tuesday August 30

These popular five to six hour trips fish the coastline from Imperial Beach to the Point Loma Kelp Beds. Summer & Fall fishing seasons target yellowtail, bass, barracuda, bonito and flurries of tuna. 

What's included?


-equipment rental




New cost is $110.00.

The bus will leave the hotel at 5:30am.

Fishing will be from 6:30am - 12:30pm

The bus will pick-up at 1:30pm and you will be returned to the hotel no later than 2:30pm.

Food/drink will be for purchase on the boat.

Torrey Pines

Tuesday August 30

Located in La Jolla, California, Torrey Pines Golf Course sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Oceans and is recognized as the premier municipal golf course owned and operated by a city. It offers two picturesque and widely recognizable championship 18-hole golf courses. You will have the opportunity to play on the South course, shotgun start. 


What's included?

-green fees


-club rental 


New cost is $325.00.

The bus will leave the hotel at 6am.

Golf will start at 7am.

The bus will pick-up at 1:30pm and you will be returned to the hotel no later than 2:30pm.

Food/drink will be for purchase at the golf course.

Paintball with the Navy SEALS

Tuesday August 30

Sign up to participate in a once in a lifetime paintball game with the Navy SEALS. NATCA Charitable Foundation's fund-raiser will have you and your teammates competing in a round robin format against other NATCA teams. There will be one Navy SEAL leading each team. 

Cost: $100

All proceeds to benefit the NATCA Charitable Foundation

SAN Paintball with the SEALS EDIT 

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Southern California Wine Country Tour

Tuesday August 30

Come tour the backcountry on the way to Temecula where you will have the opportunity to visit three of Southern California's wineries.

Fazeli Cellars is the initial visit for a leisurely wine tasting. This stunning compound on the quite side of Temecula Wine Country offers memorable views overlooking Valle de los Caballos (Valley of the horses). 

Located about a peaceful, picturesque valley, Frangipani Winery will be the next winery. Lunch will be served during this winery stop.

The day's ultimate destination is the high energy Wilson Creek Winery, perhaps Temecula's most popular vintner. A unique private vineyard and back of the house production tour, highlighted by tastes straight from the tanks is sure to delight!

Cost: $139 


What's included?


-wine tasting at two wineries 

-tour and tasting at a third winery



The bus will leave the hotel at 9:30am and you will be returned to the hotel at 4pm.