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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.´ll find it hard to leave."
Tom Reed
Secretary of the Air Force

Member Meeting

September 21, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Aviation professional and former United Airlines mechanic Faride Khalaf will join us with his presentation on the Boeing 747 fuel system and everything you always wondered about the intricacies of what it takes to keep that jumbo jet’s four engines turning and burning.

Join us at our September 21 Member Meeting as former United Airlines maintainer, Faride Khalaf takes us on a mechanical journey onboard one the greatest airplanes in aviation history.

Let’s marvel at the amazing Boeing 747 and its’ four decades of extraordinary service.
747 Flight Deck
In a half hour presentation, Faride will review the evolution and birth of the Jumbo Jet, and reveal some unique design features of the 747 family of airplanes. He will make comparisons with other types, and some of the aircraft in competition. With colorful slides, he will give us a closer look at the anatomy of these giants; we will browse beneath their thin aluminum alloy skin and see what makes them go. Come and celebrate the 40th anniversary of this pedigree airplane.

Faride made this 747 presentation at Oshkosh this summer.

747-8 Intercontinental


  • Faride began his aviation career as a skydiver in 1982.
    He got his A & P licenses from College of Alameda in 1985,
    and became an I/A in 2001.

  • He was an Aircraft Mechanic Instructor at the late Sierra Academy in Oakland for several years beginning in 1986 and has been a Private Pilot for 27 years.

  • Faride was a General Mechanic at United Airlines for a decade. During two of those years he was a Mechanic Instructor teaching structural repairs, and for two years he was a Fuel Systems Specialist. He is the sole owner of a 1947 Cessna 120.

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