All of us at the Pacific Coast Air Museum express our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones and property during the recent catastrophic fires here in Sonoma County. Many of our members were affected, with many becoming evacuees during the early morning hours of October 9 and on following days. Fortunately, most have returned home by now but several lost their homes and other property.
As for the Museum itself, it survived just fine. We are situated at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. The nearest fire — the Tubbs Fire — was several miles away and across the wind at the closest point. There has been no damage at the Museum and we are open for business as usual.
Our members have been very busy taking care of friends and family, and seeing to their own urgent needs so it has taken us several days to post this update. We apologize if our silence has caused any concern.
If any of our fans or site visitors desire to make a donation to help fire victims, a good place to start is the Sonoma County website at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/EOC-and-PIO/Fires-October-2017/How-you-can-help/. You’ll find information about making donations there.
Thank you for your concern and support during this very difficult time. We will continue to keep you posted on Museum status through our website, our newsletter, and our email system.