Columbus Weekend – Daytona Beach Rally, F1 Viewing, VIP Access at Kennedy Space Center & Lunch with NASA Astronaut Winston Scott
FCA has secured its members a room block at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach from Saturday through Monday or Tuesday. Call 386-947-7300 and mention code FCAPB10822. Rates start from $219.50/night.
7:45 PM – dinner at Hard Rock Hotel – Sessions Restaurant (joint event with Orlando & West Palm Chapter)
9:45 AM – assemble in lobby
10:00 AM – rally to Arun Reddy’s residence (15 minutes)
Address: 2124 John Anderson Dr. Ormond Beach, FL 32176 Phone: 386-341-0121
10:15 AM – light breakfast
11:00 AM – scenic drive to lunch (rally route to be provided at breakfast)
12:00 PM – lunch at Beaches Restaurant Daytona with Japanese F1 GP viewing.
Address: 301 East International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
1:30 PM – Free Time for pool/spa/beach
7:15 PM – assemble in lobby
7:30 PM – rally to dinner (10 minutes)
7:45 PM – Dinner at Chart House Restaurant $95/Person collected in advance.
Address: 1100 Marina Point Dr. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
10:00 PM- Afterparty at Hard Rock Hotel – Wave Terrace
8:30 AM – check out and assemble in lobby
8:45 AM – rally to Kennedy Space Center for a VIP Behind the scenes access to the Kennedy Space Center and the former Shuttle Landing Facility (1 hour 15 minutes)
10:00 AM – arrive and get credentialed at the Kennedy Space Center badging office.
Address: State Road 405, Merritt Island, FL.
Once registered, we will be directed to the Starfighter Base at KSC Runway, where we will be greeted by Rick Svetkoff, the CEO of Starfighters. Rick has granted the FCA an exceedingly rare opportunity to access the former SLF (Shuttle Landing Facility) at the Kennedy Space Center as guests of Starfighters Aerospace, one of the very few civilian operators of the legendary F-104 Jets. The -104s will be flying as part of Starfighters’ participation in the civilian astronaut training program and we will definitely have a photo opportunity with the jets. They will also be performing a flyby for the Ferrari Club of America to give our members an idea of the capabilities of these amazing machines. Our members can watch these planes take off from up close at the edge of the runway!
We will be joined by NASA Astronaut Winston Scott for lunch at the Starfighters Hangar.
Currently any members who are FAA certified pilots can enquire with Rick for some FCA Special pricing on being able to sit in the cockpit and go for a 40+ minute ride on these jets at supersonic speeds and experience 4g’s! The FCA has worked hard to get our members thousands off the list price for such an experience! The cost for the Kennedy Space Center Experience is $200/person.
As A total of 20 Ferraris and 30 guests from the West Palm and Orlando FCA chapter will be able to participate, so kindly RSVP at once if you’d like to join us. All RSVP’s have to be made to Arun Reddy – President of the FCA Orlando Chapter by emailing your request to: FCA.Greaterorlando@gmail.com
We’ll need to know if you’re bringing your Ferrari (only the first twenty may do so) and how many total individuals will be in your party. Every person (even minors older than 16) must submit a completed KSC Visitor Badge Request form which may be downloaded by clicking the link. Kindly submit the form(s) by return email to FCA.Greaterorlando@gmail.com
This particular event is likely to sell out, so if you’re at all interested in aviation, jets, classic fighters, the F-104 in particular, or perhaps would just like a closer look at the Shuttle Landing Facility, you should jump on this without delay.
If this event fills up, we are working hard to secure a follow up event the following day on October 11th-Stay tuned!
Key points to keep in mind:
- Participants must arrive at the KSC Visitor Center by 10 AM for badging
- U.S. Citizens only
- Absolutely no children/attendees under 16 years of age.
- No open-toed shoes.
- Once approved, $200/person checks need to be mailed directly to Rick Svetkoff made payable to “Starfighters International”
Address: 1608 N. Jasmine Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
3:00 PM (approximately) – when day concludes, rally home to Orlando/Palm Beach