Welcome to the Pacific Coast Air Museum!
Located at the
Charles M Schulz-Sonoma County Airport
One Air Museum Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Just off N. Laughlin Road
Hattie Stone, seen in 2005 (Photo by Christopher Chung, Press Democrat)
Flown West: Hattie Stone
The Pacific Coast Air Museum is grieved to announce that our friend and benefactor Hattie Stone passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013. She was 95.
A formal memorial for Hattie was held at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building on Thursday, February 27. Approximately 200 people were there to pay their respects, and formal presentations were made by representatives from AMVETS Post 40, the Navy WAVES, American Legion Post 21, and the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Military Honors were performed by AMVETS Post 40. A planned flyover by the PCAM T-28 had to be cancelled because of the weather.
Hattie's contribution to the Sonoma County community and the Pacific Coast Air Museum cannot be overestimated. A U.S. Navy veteran, she contributed time, effort, money, and her incomparable spirit to many veteran-related organizations. PCAM was among her favorites. The PCAM Hattie Stone Memorial Building Fund is named after her. Much of the money she donated made it possible for us to create the F-15 "First Responder" exhibit in 2011, which did a lot to raise the prestige of the Museum in the eyes of the public, the community of museums, and the military. Follow this link to read a detailed obituary about Hattie in the Press Democrat.
Rest in peace, Hattie.
March 19, 2014
Charley Taylor, PCAM Guest Speaker Coordinator, will share his stories about his tour as a Catapult & Arresting Gear Officer aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). He will be talking about the equipment that made up the meat and potatoes for launching and recovering aboard the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Charley will also include photos from that era as well as “Sea Stories” about his experiences shooting and trapping an estimated 6500 aircraft including Tomcats, Phantom IIs, Intruders, and many others.
March 15 & 16, 2014
Come see the new EA-6B Prowler
Christmas came early to PCAM in 2013, with the arrival of the latest addition to the PCAM collection: an EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft from the U.S. Navy, on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida. Prowler #158811 arrived right on schedule at 1:00 p.m. on December 7, 2013, doing a couple touch-and-gos and flybys before settling onto the runway for the last time. A crowd of PCAM members was on hand to welcome the plane and her crew.
The photo above shows her climbing out for a go-around after a touch-and-go, just before her final landing at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
You can now see the Prowler on the field at the Pacific Coast Air Museum.