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“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party

Thursday, July 12, 2018   6:00 – 10:00 PM

B-25 Panchito at Voyager Jet Center - Passport to Elegance by Matthew Little #PVGP

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

This 2018 soiree will once again 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.

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 and have a chance to win fabulous prizes.

This is not a formal event, so no tuxedos or formal gowns needed. Don your own interpretation of chic jet-setter party fashion.  That means pretty much anything that you want to party in, be seen and photographed wearing on a balmy July Pittsburgh night among the crème de la crème in people, cars and airplanes goes.

Former Indy 500 winning race car driver Bobby Rahal was one of the special guests at the inaugural Passport to Elegance party this past July. He was more than impressed by the collection inside the hanger and complimented the event saying “I love the beauty of vintage cars, especially ones from the ’50s and ’60s, this event easily rivals the one out in California’s Monterey Bay.”


B-17 Yankee Lady to land at PVGP in 2018

The Boeing B-17, Yankee Lady will be our featured plane in 2018. The “Flying Fortress” is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930′s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances. The B-17 was primarily employed by the U.S.A.F. and was given the task of destroying enemy war facilities through precision strategic bombardment during World War II. The Flying Fortress quickly proved to be a strategic weapon for the U.S. as a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber that was able to not only defend itself but also return home regardless of substantial damage. The B-17 secured itself as an effective weapons system by dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft throughout WWII. The Yankee Lady was restored and currently maintained by the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville Michigan.

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

Event Start – 6:00 PM
Open Bar: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Passed Hors d’ oeuvres: 6:00 PM
Food and Wine Tasting: 6:30 PM
Pastries Served: 7:30 PM
Entertainment throughout night
Event End: 10:00 PM

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.

International Taste Sensation

Our menu promises to be an international taste sensation and wine tasting. Rania Harris and her culinary team will take you on a journey around the globe – details to follow. The open bar will feature top shelf cocktails, wine tasting and beer from Helltown Brewery.

6:00 Hors d’oeuvres
Roasted Pork and Sauerkraut in Filo
Smoked Salmon and Creme Cheese Cucumber Bites
Caprese Salad  on a Stick

6:00 Tuscan Wine Station
Italian Wine Tasting
Imported & Domestic Cheese with Seasonal Fruit
Prosciutto, Sopressata & Genoa Salami
Cascading Vegetables and Fruits with Dip
Rustic Tuscan Breads, Flat Breads and crackers with Jam
Marinated Eggplant and Roasted Red Peppers with Manouri Cheese Laced with Balsa
Crostini Bar with Salsa Di Parmigiana and Bruschetta
Tortellini  Salad with Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes

6:30 German Wine Station
German Wine Tasting
Grilled German Sausages and Mustards
Carmelized Onion – Gruyere and Bacon Tarts
German Potato Salad
Hot Bavarian Pretzels with Mustard

6:30 California Wine Station
California Wine Tasting
Jumbo Lump Crabcakes with Avocado Cream Drizzle
Roasted Tenderloin Sliced Beef with Silverdollar Rolls and Horseradish
Broccoli Cobb Salad

7:30 International Desserts
Italian Cannoli and Tiramisu Squares
German Chocolate Cakes and Apple Streusel Bars
French Pistachio Frangipan Barquettes and Lemon Raspberry Tartlets

Directions to and Parking Information at Voyager Jet Center

PLEASE NOTE:  Access to the Voyager Jet Center facility is from the west side gate entrance to the airport from Route 885 (Lebanon Road)  Do NOT go to the main terminal entrance of Allegheny County Airport on Lebanon Church Road.  Look for the Passport to Elegance sign and County Police who will be staffing the entrance.   Please follow the directions of the PVGP parking volunteers.

The GPS address is:
1901 Lebanon Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Detailed Directions

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 2018 committee.