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About the Pacific Coast Air Museum

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EDUCATING and INSPIRING everyone about our aviation heritage, PRESERVING historic aircraft and HONORING veterans.

The Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) is a family-friendly, easily accessible open-air museum. We have display over 35 historic aircraft on display, a gift shop and indoor exhibits as well.  PCAM is located on a thee 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.

This is a “hands-on” museum: We believe the only way to properly learn about and appreciate these amazing and historical artifacts is to walk right up to the aircraft and touch them, look inside them, and see what makes them work.  

PCAM is a popular destination for anyone interested in aircraft, whether they are a pilot a military Veteran, or aircraft historian. We offer guided tours as well as field trips for schools and speciality groups. 

So come and visit! Bring a lunch to enjoy under the historic Butler Hangar after you’ve strolled among our planes. Bring the kids; we’re one of the most child-friendly locations in the county. Plan your visit for one of our monthly Open Cockpit weekends and they’ll be able to look right into the cockpit of an authentic fighter, bomber, trainer, transport or other type. You can even sit in the cockpit of some of them!

It’s About the People

The Pacific Coast Air Museum is a volunteer-focused institution. We have approximately 850 members and 100 active volunteers. We are a friendly, active, and knowledgeable bunch of people who are passionate about flying and preserving the past.

Though aircraft and aeronautic technology are the overwhelming physical features, our museum exists to tell the stories of the people who used that technology.

We are honored to have among our members and volunteers a large number of military Veterans, current and retired pilots, and many men and women who have been involved in flying in countless ways. Some were mechanics, some were managers, and some were ground crew. What they all have in common is a love of aircraft and a desire to give back to the community.

The Pacific Coast Air Museum is a friendly, open environment where people are eager to share their knowledge, talents, and energy to build exhibits, restore aircraft, host events, and welcome the public. Our volunteers manage the day-to-day business, mow the grass, and perform countless small and large tasks that make it possible for our Museum to exist. 

Find out more about volunteering at the Pacific Coast Air Museum.

Our Exhibits

It wouldn’t be a museum without cool stuff to look at. We have approximately 35 aircraft. They are primarily military, from the Cold War era through the modern age. Our premier exhibit is the F-15A “First Responder,” which was the first fighter jet to respond to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Indoor exhibits include a large number of model aircraft, a genuine Norden bombsight from World War 2, space exploration artifacts, and historical displays.

Education​

One of our primary goals is to preserve our aviation heritage so future generations can learn about it. Our Education department offers summer aviation technology classes for school-age children, classes on the history of aviation and principles of flight, and Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge classes. School groups are always welcome for special educational tours with advance reservations. Guest speakers from our large membership are available to speak on aviation-related topics for events put on by other organizations.

Activities and Events

PCAM is known for the many fun events throughout the year, and for being a great place for community organizations to host their own events. 

  • Santa Fly-In every December that is free to the public
  • Field Trips
  • Monthly Hot Dog Thursday (April through October)
  • Special events with celebrity guest speakers
  • Volunteer appreciation barbecue’s
  • Boy Scout gatherings
  • Wheels & Wings Carshow
  • Concerts
  • Movie Night (members only)
  • Semi-annual gala fundraiser
  • Monthly member meetings with fun presentations and interesting guest speakers.

News and Communications

The Pacific Coast Air Museum has a lot going on all the time, and we actively communicate with our members and the community via email, social media and our Blog. 

Flight Wing

PCAM is unusual in that some of our aircraft actually still fly! Our Flight Wing is devoted to restoring selected historic aircraft to FAA-approved flight status. The Flight Wing is a great opportunity for anyone — youngsters in particular — to get their hands on a real working aircraft, and to have the satisfaction of knowing their effort helped get them back in the sky. All people of all skill levels are welcome.

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