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“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party

Thursday, July 13, 2017   7:00 – 11:00 PM




The Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party, sponsored by UBS, is sure to be one of the “Can’t Miss” parties of the year and aligned perfectly to help celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix!

This soiree will be held in the 18,000 square foot hangar of the Voyager Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport and combines everything the discerning party-goer is looking for.

Don your swankiest version of international party fashion. Travel back in time to mingle with the best amongst rare and exotic vintage cars and airplanes, dine on international culinary delights and open bar cocktails, enjoy a live concert entertainment experience by Beatlemania Now and have a chance to win roundtrip First-Class tickets from Delta Airlines.

If you have a vintage airplane or rare vehicle that you would like considered to be on display at this unique event or know of such, please send a description and photo of your plane or vehicle to with the subject Jet Center Party Display Consideration.

Flight Plan

Gates Open – 6:30
Open Bar and Appetizers – 7:00 PM
Tour the B-25 Panchito Bomber, Citation & Latitude Jets – 7:00 PM
See a Gullwing Mercedes, Ferrari Lusso and many other rare cars
International Culinary Food Stations from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Beatlemania Now Performs Live from 9:30 – 11:00 PM
Win 2 Delta Airlines First-Class tickets and other prizes
Purchase framed PVGP Posters from all 35 years


The B-25 Panchito will touch down for our event

The B-25 Mitchell Bomber was among the most famous twin engine medium bombers used during World War II. The B-25 achieved worldwide fame 75 years ago on April 18, 1942 when 16 B-25’s, under the command of Lt. Col. James Doolittle, were launched from the aircraft carrier Hornet in a daring raid on Tokyo  in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Panchito“, was a bomber with the 396th Squadron, stationed in the Central Pacific that flew missions into Southern Japan and Eastern China. Thanks to Capt. Larry Kelley and the Delaware Aviation Museum for bringing this historic plane to our event for you to tour and sit in the cockpit!

Spirit of Freedom, Berlin Airlift C-54

Capable of hauling 10 tons of supplies this Skymaster participated in the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949. Manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company  and delivered to the Army Air Corps in March of 1945, The “Spirit of Freedom” was part of a transfer of 25 C-54E’s to the US Navy Air Transport Service. During this time is was assigned to Squadron VR-3 for the Berlin Airlift, making transatlantic flights from the US to Berlin, Germany in support of Navy Squadrons VR-6 and VR-8.

In later years, after the war it was sold to Millardair in Canada and was used to ferry auto parts between Toronto and Detroit for the next 12 years.  She was named “The Skytrader”. The interior of the plane has been configured into a museum commemorating the Berlin Airlift.

Beechcraft Staggerwing

This 1941 Beechcraft Staggerwing model D17S was purchased by the US Army to be used as an attaché/courier aircraft during WWII. It was given to the Royal Navy as part of the Lend/Lease program for that same purpose because of its speed and significant useful load capabilities, which far exceeded other aircraft at that time.



beatlemanianowBeatlemania Now Live Onstage

“Beatlemania Now” , the multimedia musical stage show, is the ultimate celebration of the 60’s and the group that helped shape Rock n Roll… “The Beatles”!

Fresh from Broadway, the world’s best Beatles tribute band will generate the excitement as they perform live-on-stage from 9:30 – 11:00 pm against a backdrop of stunning images spanning the most exciting and turbulent decade of modern times. 

Recapture the excitement, mood and frantic intensity of the 1960’s as you revisit historic moments in the lives and deaths of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., protests in the streets, “Flower Power”, “Peace and Love”, Space Exploration and see film footage and TV commercials of the times, as the cast meticulously performs incredible note for note renditions of Beatles’ classics. The music transcends time and generations… a “must see and hear” experience!

Tour Citation CJ4 and Latitude Jets

Textron Aviation invites you to experience their Cessna® aircraft. The Textron Aviation team will have the Citation Latitude® and Citation® CJ4® aircraft on display at the event for you to take a closer look and learn more.

Textron Aviation is leveraging innovation and technology to shape the future of private aviation with the broadest product portfolio and most capable service network in the industry.

Unique Prizes

Delta Airlines is donating two First-Class tickets to anywhere in the US – valued at $6,000.

Trinity Jewelers and Bulova are donating a Sir Richard Branson Limited Edition Accutron titanium watch valued at $2,500. The dial is engraved with a stylized representation of the globe with lines of latitude and longitude for the most discerning air traveler.

Other prizes to be announced soon.


Tickets are $375 each and can be purchased individually or in a discounted group of 10. Sponsorships and ticket packages are also available as indicated below.

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A special thanks to Presenting Sponsor UBS Walnut Wealth Management Group for their recognition of and desire to be associated with this first-class event!

There are currently limited opportunities available for event sponsorship that includes event tickets and logo placement on signage. But don’t wait long if you would like to be associated and involved with sponsorship of this event.  For more information on sponsorship and display opportunities and the amenities available within the many package levels refer to PVGP PASSPORT TO ELEGANCE SPONSORSHIP or contact Dan DelBianco.

Allegheny County Airport
1901 Lebanon Rd
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Please contact Event Chairs, Eric Zagrocki and Susan Gera if you have any questions or would like to get involved on the committee.