Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
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- - Where is the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show?
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport, about five miles north of Santa Rosa off 101. Take the Airport Blvd exit and go west about one mile to the parking areas, where there will be free busses to the gate.
- - When is the Air Show?
August 17 & 18, 2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day - Gates open at 9:00am.
- - How much is admission?
$20 for adults, children under 6 are free. Active duty service members with current military ID card are free. Children 6-12 years are $5.00. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.wingsoverwinecountry.org.
- - Where can I get presale tickets?
- - Whom do I contact to volunteer?
First, visit our Volunteers page for more information. On that page there is a link to a Volunteer Signup Form. You may also phone the following:
Air show information hot line: (707) 566-8380
Pacific Coast Air Museum: (707) 575-7900
Air Show Director, Wayne Seamans: (707) 495-4220
Assistant Air Show Director, Nancy Heath: (707) 477-4307
- - I am a Pacific Coast Air Museum Member; how do I get in free?
Go to the Will Call booth outside the gate, show your current year Membership Card(s) and they will give you admission tickets. If you have a Family Membership, each member age 6 or over needs to show their card. If you have an Individual Membership, only you are entitled to a free ticket.
- - May I get in free if I belong to another museum, but not PCAM?
- - Is there any other way I can get in free?
Become a volunteer for the day or for the weekend. Please contact Bruce Tinkham at 707-887-7822 or cell 707-486-8964, email@example.com.
- - Are pit passes available?
No. However, the warbird ramp area will be open to guests from 9:00am to 10:00am to allow close up viewing and photo opportunities of these rare vintage aircraft.
- - May I get in early?
- - May I leave the show and come back in?
Yes, but only if you have your hand stamped at the exit gate for reentry on the same day.
- - What about parking?
Parking is available in designated parking lots near the Air Show for a donation of $5.00 per vehicle (donations benefit the Boy Scouts, who help with the parking). Free shuttle buses run continuously between the parking areas and the Air Show main gate area.
- - What about handicapped parking?
There will be handicapped parking available in the airport Long Term parking lot.
- - Is there any overnight camping?
- - Is there any public transportation to the airport?
Yes - Sonoma County Transit has busses from various locations in Sonoma County. For more information call 707-576-7433 or 800-345-7433.
- - What kind of airplanes will be at the Air Show?
- - What is on the program?
So far we have formation flybys and civilian aerobatic performers. We are prepared to receive the C-17 and F-18 if the sequester situation is resolved and the aircraft are available. There will also be warbird flybys and special demonstrations. As always, the ramp will be full of aircraft on display, including many from the Pacific Coast Air Museum open to climb aboard. Please visit our Performers page to learn more.
- - Are there any ATMs on the premises?
Yes, there are two ATMs near the Command Post near the middle of the Air Show site.
- - Are pets allowed at the Air Show?
Only Guide Dogs and certified Companion Dogs are allowed; absolutely no other animals.
- - Is the Air Show wheelchair accessible?
Yes, but we do not have wheelchairs available for loan or rent.
- - May I bring a bike or scooter?
Yes, but you need to leave it locked outside the gate in an unguarded area.
- - Is there box, shaded, or bleacher seating?
Unshaded box seating is available as an on-site upgrade for $20 per day.
Bleacher seating is available as an on-site upgrade for $10 per day.
- - May I bring folding chairs and/or umbrellas?
Yes, but keep in mind we do have bleacher seating. If you bring an umbrella, please make sure it's small enough to not block the view of other visitors.
- - May I bring picnic coolers or backpacks?
Backpacks are allowed. Picnic coolers are not allowed. All backpacks, bags, and other containers will be examined at the main entrance to prevent carrying prohibited items into the air show.
- - Will there be food and drink available?
Yes, there will be many concessions offering hot and cold food, beer, bottled water and soft drinks.
- - Is smoking permitted?
By Federal and Sonoma County Regulation, smoking is forbidden anywhere on airport property except in the specially designated area outside the main gate.
- - Is there a children's play area?
Yes. There is a huge Kids World with a variety of inflatable attractions. There is also a climbing wall, train ride and a coloring and model making booth.
- - Are babysitters available?
- - Is there a place to store valuables temporarily at the Air Show?
- - When and where is airspace around the Air Show limited for other air traffic?
The airport will be closed for the air show from 10:10am until 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Refer to NOTAMs and/or the STS tower.
Alaska Airlines' normal schedule will remain in effect during the air show.
- - Are there free lunches for volunteers?
Yes - refer to your Volunteer Handbook for details.
- - Are there picnic tables available?
- - Where is the vendor's gate?
Behind the Kaiser Air/Santa Rosa Jet Center large hangar, north-west corner. Entry is by Ordinance Boulevard, past the Sheriff's area. Prior to the Air Show, vendors are issued wrist bands for themselves and for their employees. Only those wearing wrist bands or possessing ramp passes will be allowed through the vendor gate or any other entrance. If you are an employee of a vendor, and he or she has not given you a wrist band, you will have to buy a ticket at the main gate to get in, then get reimbursed by your employer. Just saying you work for a vendor will not get you in.
- - Whom do I call about Marketing, Publicity or Press Passes for the Air Show?
Please call Doug Clay at 925-736-7962 or 925-997-2774, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- - Whom do I call about sponsorships or flight line chalets for the Air Show?
Please call Roger Olson at 707-396-3425, email email@example.com.
- - Whom do I call about displaying civilian aircraft?
Please call Martha Curoso at 707 539-6335 or 707 529-4226, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- - Whom do I call about air operations during the Air Show?
Please call Matt Doyel at 707-356-8228 or email email@example.com.
- - Whom do I call about vendor operations?
- - Whom do I call about hotels and transportation for Air Show performers and other paid participants?
Please call Ellie Cook at 707 528-9429.
- - Whom do I call about security matters?
Please call Tim Delaney at 707 292-6974 or 707 479-6863.
- - Whom do I call about general Air Show matters not specifically covered above?
The Air Show Information Hot Line: 707-566-8380
The Pacific Coast Air Museum: 707-575-7900
Air Show Director, Wayne Seamans: 707-495-4220
Assistant Air Show Director, Nancy Heath: 707-477-4307
- - Whom do I call about becoming a member of the Pacific Coast Air Museum?
Call the Pacific Coast Air Museum administrative office at 707-575-7900 or go to www.pacificcoastairmuseum.org where you can read more about the museum and join on-line.