2024 American Fighter Aces Reunion

Thursday, November 14th to Sunday, November 17th

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Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside

4875 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92106
 PH: 800-650-6660

Click below for a registration form PDF file that you can print, fill out, and mail in with your check or money order.

Click below to register online. This method uses Paypal for payment.


Phone Reservations: 1(800) 662-8899

RATE:  $192 with Breakfast.

Refer to our Group Code: QPS.

Special Assistance Phone:  619-221-3052 from Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm PST

NOTE:  We have reserved limited Rooms without breakfast that are available at $178 but you must call to get this rate.

Parking is FREE. Front Desk: (619)-224-3621. Airport shuttle hours 0500 AM – 11:30 PM – Call Front Desk

Or you can book online using this link: HolidayInn.com

The link goes to the standard reservations page with your group code and primary group room block dates preloaded. You may need to change arrival and departure dates. Click “Check Availability” to go to the group’s specific rate and availability page. To change prepopulated dates of stay, go to ‘Change Search’ in the upper right hand corner just above the Check In and Check Out dates.

The group rate is available for three days pre and post event based on room availability via the provided link or contact hotel reservations directly at Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside. Call toll free (in USA only) 1(800) 662-8899 to book by phone. If you need to speak to someone at the hotel directly for special assistance, please call 619-221-3052 from Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm PST.


Register now for the American Fighter Aces Association’s 63rd annual reunion.  We are staying at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside and returning to the home of the U.S. Navy, San Diego, California.  Our reunion will be making its first return since September 2012 our last convention there where we stayed at the Town and Country Resort in North San Diego.  We have had six total reunions in San Diego with our first one there in August of 1971.  Its always been a ton of fun and this year will be no different.

Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego Exterior
Holiday Inn Bayside in San-Diego, exterior.
Holiday Inn Bayside, San Diego, CA

The Lobby at Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside

Holiday Inn looking from Bayside

Holiday Inn looking from Bayside

Duke Cunningham and Willie Dricoll's actual F4 Phnatom 112 in which they scored thier first two victories in with VF-96 off the USS Constellation

Duke Cunningham and Willie Driscoll’s F4 Phantom 112, San Diego Aerospace Museum


  • Free Parking
  • Free airport transportation
  • Multiple restaurants
  • Fitness center
  • free golf
  • beautiful outdoor heated pool
  • whirlpool
  • daily housekeeping
  • room service
  • on site convenience store
  • and much more.


A little bit of history, the 25th AFAA Reunion and our 4th at San Diego was a blockbuster as it also celebrated “The Salute General Jimmy Doolittle” televised all around the U.S.  Additionally, our President Duke Cunningham, Tom Lanphier, Bob Barkey, Zeke Cormier, Hal Vita, and many Friends of the aces, were all part of the American Fighter Aces Association salute to General Jimmy Doolittle and our 25th AFAA reunion.  These men put in a lot of work to put this event on and make it work flawlessly.  Over 150 fighter aces attended the event with the support of Hollywood.  Image the autographs we could get !  Famous Hollywood personalities such as Bob Hope, General Jimmy Stewart, Don Knots, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Jack Jones, Shirley Jones, Audrey Landers and others participated in the “Salute to General Jimmy Doolittle”.  The salute was broadcast across 80% of the U.S. in August with the show taking place in June at NAS Miramar where Duke was stationed.

Our Event

The Holiday Inn Bayside is on the San Diego Harbor with all the yacht’s parked out in front on the with a beautiful view of the yachts and harbor docks; with small shops and restaurants all around.  Our Hotel is less than a 1.5 miles from San Diego Lindberg Airport and our hotel provides free transportation from the airport.  Also, the hotel is directly across from NAS North Island with the USS Midway museum docked just about 4 miles down the street.