Meeting/Event Information

Annual Gala & Auction - The Golden Age of Aviation

November 02, 2017 6:00 PM to November 03, 2017 10:00 PM
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Carolina's Aviation Museum
4672 1st Flight Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Venue Website

NCBTA Annual Gala

The Golden Age of Aviation


Carolinas Aviation Museum

 6:00 - 10:00pm Charlotte, NC


NCBTA only has a limited number of registration slots still available as we lead up to the biggest event of the year. You should register now if you don't want to miss it. 

* Direct Buyers and a guest are free by contacting

Dress up in your best suit or cocktail dress and step back in time to the Golden Age of Aviation!

Mark your calendar for November 2nd to bring a friend, family member or colleague to GBTA North Carolina's most exciting event this year hosted at the Carolina's Aviation Museum. 

You will be able to explore the history of planes and helicopters ranging from the origins of 1920's commercial aviation to the famous Hudson River landing aircraft as you network with both friends and industry peers while supporting a fabulous cause.

The evening includes:

Aviation Tours of the Aircraft by Museum Staff
Appetizers, Dinner & 2 Drink Tickets
GBTA North Carolina's Live & Silent Auctions
Free Parking Onsite or Sheraton Charlotte Hotel Shuttle Service


Cocktail & Dinner Catered by La-Tea-Da's:

Passed Evening Appetizers 6PM - 7PM

Chive Parmesan Canape
Warm bite size canapé of parmesan cheese with a hint of chive and onion

Squeaky Cheese w/ Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Ashe County Cheese Curds (aka Squeaky Cheese), served on tasting spoon with strawberry
rhubarb jam and thyme pop rocks

Petite Charleston Crab Cakes
Petite Charleston style crab cakes served with homemade remoulade

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Stilton
Date stuffed with Stilton Bleu Cheese wrapped in bacon and drizzled with NC Clover Honey


Autumn Gala Graving Stations:  7PM - 8:15PM

Autumn Tapas Station:

Mediterranean Platter
With homemade hummus, mixed olives, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, and
served with pita chips

Petite Vegetable Crudite Cocktails
Fresh Garden Vegetables Including Broccoli, Celery, Cauliflower, Carrots, Peppers, Zucchini andSquash. Displayed In Individual Petite Glasses & Served With Ranch Caper Dip To Compliment.

Chicken & Waffle Cones
Southern Fried Chicken Bite Served In A Miniature Waffle Cone w/ Chipotle Butter And Then Drizzled With Maple Syrup

Surf and Turf:

Fire & Ice Shrimp Cocktail Shooter
Grilled Blackened Shrimp paired with a Cool Cucumber Mint Scented Shrimp served in a shot
glasses with tequila cocktail sauce

Petite Filet of Beef Cocktail Sandwich
Tender Slices of Filet with a Bleu Cheese Mousse & a Fine Dice of Caramelized Onions on a Petite Brioche Roll

Taster of Tuscany:

Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Chicken Skewers

Served over Jasmine Rice
Tuscan Italian Pasta Station
Penne pasta with grilled shrimp, artichokes, fresh spinach and roasted red peppers tossed in a
creamy alfredo sauce topped with Parmesan & fresh herbs
~served with~
Wedges of fresh baked foccacia balsamic vinegar & infused olive oil


Dessert to be provided by the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel.

Additional beverages beyond the 2 drink ticket value can be purchased with cash & credit card.


Live Entertainment 

Queen City Jazz Trio:



Educational Breakfast & Charity Activity Meeting at 9am-12pm on

November 3rd at

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel


9:00 - 9:45am Breakfast 

9:45 - 10:00am Opening Announcements & NCBTA Elections Results

10:00 - 10:30am NCBTA Fireside Chat w/ Joe Currie & Emily Winfrey

10:30 - 11:30 How to Stay Happy & Healthy When in the Air & Ground - United Airlines

11:30 - 12:00pm Clean the World Charity Activity


Room reservations can be made by calling 1-800-325-3535 and asking for the GBTA/NC Chapter group rate or through our web link below.
Reserve your room TODAY at the NCBTA Rate, please click this link

The reservation cutoff date was October 20th. However, please directly reach out  to the property or to to see if the rate may still be available




Thank you to our sponsors:

Event Sponsor:



Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:

PSAV Sponsor for Gala:


Bidding Has Begun on Donated Auction Items (more items being added daily):

Go to Bidding for Good to bid now:


 NOTE: Not all items listed below are open for online bidding. Some will be saved for silent and live auction at the Gala.

United Airlines - 2 round trip tickets

Electrolux Washing Machine & Dryer OR Refridgerator

Allied One Year Membership for GBTA North Carolina Chapter

Direct One Year Membership for GBTA North Carolina Chapter

Doubletree by Hilton Asheville - 2 night weekend stay w/breakfast for two

Drury Hotels - 2 night stay - any NC location

Sheraton Charlotte Airport - One night stay

Aloft Ballantyne - One night stay

Morton's Uptown Charlotte

Avis - 3 day car rental

Budget - 3 day car rental

Avis President's Club Status - 1 year membership 

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley- 20,000 Marriott Rewards Points ($200 value) 

Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills- Friday or Saturday night stay with free breakfast & internet ($160 value) 

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills- Friday or Saturday night stay with $75 gift certificate to 41Hundred (new restaurant at hotel) ($300 value) 

AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills- 20,000 Marriott Rewards Points ($200 value)

Rackroom Shoes - 2 gift cards worth $250 each

Off Broadway Shoes - 2 gift cards worth $250 each

Renaissance Asheville - 2 night stay

Electrolux Vacuum 

Doubletree Charlotte - 2 night weekend stay w/Breakfast ($375 value)

Charlotte Knights (2tkts) Budweisher Homeplate Club w/Parking ($65 value)

American Airlines 2 ticket vouchers for anywhere in the USA ($1,500 Value)

Ballantyne Hotel - One night stay

Delta Airline Coach Tickets to Caribbean Destination ($820 Value)

Two night Weekend at Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham w/breakfast ($250 Value)

Southwest Airlines Gift Card ($500 value)

Fish On! with Captain Craig on Lake Norman 4 hours 2 anglers ($275 Value)

Two night Weekend stay w/breakfast & $50 voucher for Edgewater Bar & Grille-Hilton Charlotte University($370 Value)

2 -One night stay ertificates for La Quinta ($300 Value)

2 Night Weekend w/Breakfast for 2 Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown ($350 Value)

Google Home PA - Hands free Personal Assistant donated by Carlson Wagonlit ($129 value)
















$150.00 Members - Gala & Breakfast + One Guest
$160.00 after 12:00 am October 24
$140.00 Earlybird rate before October 7

$175.00 Non-Member Gala & Breakfast Session + One Guest
$185.00 after 12:00 am October 24
$165.00 Earlybird rate before October 14

$80.00 Members - Gala & Breakfast Session (Individual)
$90.00 after 12:00 am October 24
$70.00 Earlybird rate before October 7

$100.00 Non-Member Gala & Breakfast Session (Individual)
$110.00 after 12:00 am October 24
$90.00 Earlybird rate before October 7

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