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Founded in 1989, the
Pacific Coast Air Museum
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to To Educate and Inspire both young and old about our aviation heritage and space technology, to Preserve historic aircraft and artifacts, and to Honor veterans.

"One seldom finds such a collection of user-friendly aircraft amidst congenial hosts and lovely wine-country weather. Learn about the vast array of educational programs, scout activities and the opportunities for birthday parties and other gatherings. Bring your family - bring the kids from school - bring the scout troop. ...you´ll find it hard to leave."
Tom Reed
Secretary of the Air Force
1976-77

Press Releases

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  • Announcing the Wings Over Wine Country 2008 Air Show
  • Press Release August 1st, 2008

    Santa Rosa, Calif., August 1, 2008 – Come join the PACIFIC COAST AIR MUSEUM (PCAM) for a weekend of outstanding flying and fun in beautiful Northern California wine country at the annual “Wings Over Wine Country” Air Show, to be held August 16-17, 2008 at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif. This year’s show will feature military jet demonstrations, precision aerobatic flying, vintage warbirds, static aircraft displays, aviation memorabilia and more. Among this year’s features are a beautifully restored airworthy P-38 and many other WWII warbirds in flight during the show. The P-38 will be available for up close inspection and photo opportunities at a special event Thursday, August 14. Call the Pacific Coast Air Museum for details.

    The Air Force as Navy will provide exhibitions of the C-17 Globemaster III and the F/A-18 Super Hornet jet aircraft. The C-17 will be making its third appearance thanks to the C-17 Demonstration Team from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing from March Air Force Base. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 122 Flying Eagles (VFA-122) based at NAS Lemoore, Calif. will demonstrate the capabilities of the F/A-18F Super Hornet. The Air Force is scheduled to provide U-2 (Saturday) and T-38 (Sunday) flybys as well.

    An extensive world class aerobatic line-up includes Paul Lopez flying his MX-2, Jacquie Warda in her patriotic Pitts S-1T, Kent Pietsch with a lively routine in his 1942 Interstate Cadet and more. Special performances will be made by the Misty Blues all female parachute team, the USAF Reserve Jet Car, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter and the CDF firefighting demonstration team.

    A special part of the Wings Over Wine Country air show each year is the presence of a dozen or more vintage warbirds that take flight. This year will be no exception with at least one P-38 Lightening, a B-25 Mitchell, more than a half dozen P-51 Mustangs and more expected this year. A portion of each air show will be dedicated to warbird flights. These aircraft provide nostalgic high speed passes and participate in a “Heritage Flights” with USAF aircraft and “Legacy Flights” with Navy aircraft to honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces. Gates open both days at 9:00 a.m. for pre-show activities, including radio controlled model aircraft demonstrations. The main Air Show events kick off at 11:00 a.m. Discount advance tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Sonoma County Round Table Pizza locations. Tickets may be purchased at www.WingsOverWineCountry.org. Convenience charges may apply.

    ABOUT PACIFIC COAST AIR MUSEUM
    Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation and display of historical aircraft, and to providing an educational venue for students and the community. We also intend to honor those heroic aviators who have contributed so much to the growth and defense of our way of life. Located in Santa Rosa, Calif., PCAM operates both an indoor museum with exhibits featuring famous military and civilian pilots and aviation innovators, as well as historical photos and artifacts; and an outside museum featuring many excellent examples of both contemporary and antique aircraft.

  • Variety Spices Up Wings Over Wine Country 2008 Air Show
  • Press Release July 1st, 2008

    Santa Rosa, Calif., July 1, 2008 – Come join the PACIFIC COAST AIR MUSEUM (PCAM) in welcoming back the P-38 Lightning WWII fighter aircraft to Santa Rosa at the annual “Wings Over Wine Country” Air Show, to be held August 16-17, 2008 at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif. In the 1940’s the Sonoma County Airport was an army air field used to train P-38 pilots to fly and fight in the Pacific Theater. Wings Over Wine Country 2008 will feature a beautifully restored airworthy P-38 and many other WWII warbirds in flight during the show. The P-38 will be available for up close inspection and photo opportunities at a special event Thursday, August 14. Call the Pacific Coast Air Museum for details.

    The Air Force and Navy will provide exhibitions of the C-17 Globemaster III and the F/A-18 Super Hornet jet aircraft. The C-17 will be making its third appearance thanks to the C-17 Demonstration Team from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing from March Air Force Base. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 122 Flying Eagles (VFA-122) based at NAS Lemoore, Calif. will demonstrate the capabilities of the F/A-18F Super Hornet. The Air Force is scheduled to provide flybys by USAF U-2 and T-38 aircraft as well.

    An extensive world class aerobatic line-up includes Paul Lopez flying his MX-2, Jacquie Warda in her patriotic Pitts S-1T, Kent Pietsch with a lively routine in his 1942 Interstate Cadet and more.

    Adding to the variety of acts in this year’s show are the Wine Country Flyers radio control model aircraft club, Sonoma Country Sheriff’s helicopter demonstration with the SWAT team, CDF aerial firefighting demonstration, airport fire truck demonstration, Smoke-N-Thunder jet car and the Misty Blues all woman parachute team.

    Gates open both days at 9:00 a.m. for pre-show activities, including radio controlled model aircraft demonstrations. The main Air Show events kick off at 11:00 a.m. Discount advance tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Sonoma County Round Table Pizza locations. Advance tickets may be purchased at a discount price at www.pacificcoastairmuseum.org. Convenience charges may apply.

    ABOUT PACIFIC COAST AIR MUSEUM
    Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation and display of historical aircraft, and to providing an educational venue for students and the community. We also intend to honor those heroic aviators who have contributed so much to the growth and defense of our way of life.
    Located in Santa Rosa, Calif., PCAM operates both an indoor museum with exhibits featuring famous military and civilian pilots and aviation innovators, as well as historical photos and artifacts; and an outside museum featuring many excellent examples of both contemporary and antique aircraft.

  • Wings Over Wine Country 2008 Air Show
  • Press Release March 24th, 2008

    Santa Rosa, Calif., March 24, 2008 – Come join the PACIFIC COAST AIR MUSEUM (PCAM) for a weekend of outstanding flying and fun in beautiful Northern California wine country at the annual “Wings Over Wine Country” Air Show, to be held August 16-17, 2008 at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif. This year’s show will feature military jet demonstrations, precision aerobatic flying, vintage warbirds, static aircraft displays, aviation memorabilia and more. Among this year’s featured acts are aerobatic pilots Paul Lopez, Jacquie Warda and the F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstration.

    The Air Force as Navy will provide exhibitions of the C-17 Globemaster III and the F/A-18 Super Hornet jet aircraft. The C-17 will be making its third appearance thanks to the C-17 Demonstration Team from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing from March Air Force Base. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 122 Flying Eagles (VFA-122) based at NAS Lemoore, Calif. will demonstrate the capabilities of the F/A-18F Super Hornet. The Air Force is tentatively scheduled to provide a fighter flight demonstration and flybys are tentatively scheduled for USAF U-2 and T-38 aircraft as well.

    An extensive world class aerobatic line-up includes Paul Lopez flying his MX-2, Jacquie Warda in her patriotic Pitts S-1T, Kent Pietsch with a lively routine in his 1942 Interstate Cadet and more.

    A special part of the Wings Over Wine Country air show each year is the presence of a dozen or more vintage warbirds that take flight. This year will be no exception with at least one P-38 Lightening, a B-25 Mitchell, more than a half dozen P-51 Mustangs and more expected this year. A portion of each air show will be dedicated to warbird flights. These aircraft provide nostalgic high speed passes and participate in a “Heritage Flights” with USAF aircraft and “Legacy Flights” with Navy aircraft to honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces.

    Gates open both days at 9:00 a.m. for pre-show activities, including radio controlled model aircraft demonstrations. The main Air Show events kick off at 11:00 a.m. Discount advance tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Sonoma County Round Table Pizza locations. Tickets may be purchased at the regular price at www.pacificcoastairmuseum.org. Convenience charges may apply.

    ABOUT PACIFIC COAST AIR MUSEUM
    Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation and display of historical aircraft, and to providing an educational venue for students and the community. We also intend to honor those heroic aviators who have contributed so much to the growth and defense of our way of life.
    Located in Santa Rosa, Calif., PCAM operates both an indoor museum with exhibits featuring famous military and civilian pilots and aviation innovators, as well as historical photos and artifacts; and an outside museum featuring many excellent examples of both contemporary and antique aircraft.



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