Discover the Pacific Coast Air Museum

The Pacific Coast Air Museum is an easily accessible open-air, family-friendly museum that displays over 35 historic aircraft. Discover aviation history and technology! Learn what it was like to fly these planes from the men and women who actually flew them! Celebrate a special child's birthday or other event with a private party! Kids love the Pacific Coast Air Museum!

The Museum is located on a five acre parcel at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport and is open five days a week year-round. 

Our mission is 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.

What You’ll Find at PCAM

This is a “hands-on” museum. In most cases you can walk right up to the airplanes, helicopters, and equipment, and touch them, look inside them, and see what made them work. This makes the Pacific Coast Air Museum one of the best activities for children and families in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Aircraft

On your visit to PCAM, you’ll find a collection of authentic, well-cared-for aircraft. You can crawl under them, look inside wheel wells and bomb bays, peer into cockpits, and examine all the details. Some of our aircraft flew on historically significant missions, including Operation Bolo in 1967 and defending New York after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Find out more about aircraft at the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Flight Wing

The Pacific Coast Air Museum is one of the few air museums in the country to maintain a fleet of flying aircraft. Ours is small but growing, consisting of two piston-engined military aircraft, a few classic civilian aircraft from the end of aviation’s Golden Era, and some more modern civil aircraft. All aircraft are maintained to rigorous FAA standards by our certified mechanics and Flight Wing volunteers. Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of age or experience.

Find out more about the Flight Wing at the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Exhibits

PCAM maintains a collection of permanent and semi-permanent exhibits. We have rare photos, cutaway jet engines that show their inner workings, numerous artifacts of “Golden Age” and World War II flight, a large collection of model aircraft, and most importantly our F-15A “First Responder” exhibit.

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Featured Exibit: 9/11 First Responder

Our premier exhibit is the F-15A “First Responder,” which was the first fighter jet on the scene over New York City the morning of September 11, 2001. This is the actual aircraft that took to the air that dreadful morning to provide protection to the people of Manhattan, and you can see it right here at PCAM.

Find out more about the 9/11 F-15 First Responder exhibit at the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Education

A large part of the PCAM mission is to educate both children and adults on our aviation heritage and space technology. To that end, we offer a variety of educational programs. The Museum is a favorite field trip destination for regional elementary schools, we hold a Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge class, and we have special events and guest speakers.

Find out more about education and classes at the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Library

PCAM maintains a library stocked with several hundred books about aviation and related fields. All books are donated. The library is for member use only.

Find out more about becoming a member of the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Gift Shop

The Museum gift shop carries a variety of aviation-themed clothing, hats, models, toys, and memorabilia of your visit to the museum. Proceeds go towards museum operations and improvements.

Find out more about the Gift Shop at the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Events

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Hot Dog Thursday: August

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!

digital sketch of small autonomous sky taxi airplane
Member Meeting August 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Brien Seely, MD, on autonomous regional sky taxis

A-4E Skyhawk attack aircraft on the field at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. View is from directly in front. Pylons are filled with inert ordnance.
Open Cockpit: Vietnam War Weekend, August 19-20

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft, and climb aboard a few!

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Hot Dog Thursday: September

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!

A man with young children stand atop a metal air stair and look into the cockpit of a historic jet fighter aircraft
Open Cockpit: September 16-17

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

  • Fly Our Virtual Reality Flight Simulator

    young boy with 3D headset sits in a flight simulator

    Our highly realistic 3D virtual reality flight simulator puts you in the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang, F-15 Eagle, and other historic aircraft!

    Learn more!