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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

Member Meeting:

September 15,
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturn V - The First 700 Seconds

As we witnessed each launch of the Apollo program, we would forever remember the countdown, ignition sequence, images of the Saturn V rocket engines billowing out vast, fast and furious hot gas, and then lift off. We’ll never forget those sheets of ice breaking off the exterior and raining down on the launch pad as the rocket cleared the tower. Saturn V - The First 700 Seconds
What we saw, what we remember, and the extent of what was broadcast on the daily news is a very small fraction of all that lead to NASA’s greatest achievements. Highlighting some of the interesting and little known technical aspects of the various missions, Faride Khalaf will take you down memory lane and visit the Apollo program in a unique way. We will focus on some of the details starting from launch preparation the last rocket blast that sent the gallant crew and their spacecraft to the moon. In this presentation, you’ll find answers to questions that Walter Cronkite never thought to ask!

Come join us and relive to oldest of human dreams, a dream worth revisiting.
Faride Khalaf - Biography
  • Began his aviation career as a skydiver in 1982
  • Got his A & P licenses from College of Alameda in 1985, and became an I/A in 2001
  • Was an Aircraft Mechanic Instructor at the late Sierra Academy in Oakland for several years beginning in 1986
  • Has been a Private Pilot for 27 years - Sole owner of a 1947 Cessna 120
  • Worked as General Mechanic at United Airlines for a decade. During two of those years serving as a Mechanic Instructor teaching structural repairs, and for two years he was a Fuel Systems Specialist


New Location:

Mesa Beverage Company, Inc.
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA

Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street just past the museum and Nob Hill south gate.

Missed one?

January The B-24 Liberator in the China-Burma Theater - Al Pisenti
February TYak 3U “Steadfast” & P-51 Mustang "Voodoo"
Reno Air Race Unlimited Pilot - Will Whiteside
March
B-24 Liberators at Guadalcanal - Art Cader
April Flying the Edge of America - - David Millett, Julia Buss
May Linebacker Two Operations over N. Vietnam
June Plane Jane
July REACH Air Medical Services


Don't miss the next one!

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