The following press information pertains to the 2014 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show.
The 2014 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show promises to be the biggest ever. And we'll have the biggest collection of flying P-51 Mustangs on the West Coast in a long time as well. So far, we have confirmed that over a dozen of these classic fighters will be here. And they won't just be sitting on the ground. They'll be firing up their V-12 Merlin engines and taking to the sky in what is bound to be an unforgettable visual and audio spectacle. They'll be joined by many other historic warbirds - something Wings Over Wine Country is famous for.
These will be two action-packed days of rare sights and sounds you won't want to miss.
But we have to be honest. Because of the federal budget sequestration, our usual military flight demonstrations like the FA-18, U-2, and Heritage Flights may not happen.
We're not letting that stop us! Many air shows have been completely cancelled because their military performers won't be there, but Wings Over Wine Country is going strong, and will be better than ever. So if you've just got to get your aviation "fix," we'll be here for you.
That's why we're bringing you the Mustang Roundup and the collection of flying warbirds, many of which will be doing repeated fly-bys during our parade of warbirds. Hearing just one of these classics fly past is pretty impressive. When you fill the sky with about two dozen of them, each with twelve to eighteen cylinders per engine, it becomes an aviation lover's dream come true. You have to experience it to believe it.
Be there at 9:00 AM to get some close-up photos, because we'll be opening the ramp so you can get right up to the parked aircraft, talk to their crews, and get some great shots. We've also got a great lineup of performers, including Greg Colyer in his aerobatic T-33 jet, and the OV-10 close-support aircraft that will demonstrate its amazing maneuverability. And lots more!
About Wings Over Wine Country
The Wings Over Wine Country Air Show is presented by the Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) as a family-friendly community event. The air show is held at the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport on the third weekend in August each year. It is a fundraiser for PCAM as well as for several other nonprofit organizations including Scout Troops, the Civil Air Patrol, and the 99s. In 2012, the air show was attended by over 20,000 guests.
Wings Over Wine Country began in 1990, when 21 enthusiastic historic airplane "buffs" attended the Pacific Coast Air Museum Open House at the Sonoma County Airport. More showed up every year, and the Open House became an air show in 1997 when it moved to the South Ramp of the airport and hosted its first aerial performer, famed aviatrix Amelia Reid, in her Cessna 150 Aerobat. In 2008, the air show moved to the airport ramp north of the Horizon Airlines terminal where it is currently held each year. It is now the premier aviation event in California's North Coast area, and one of the best overall in Northern California.
About the Pacific Coast Air Museum
Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation and display of historic aircraft, and to providing an educational venue for students and the community. We also honor those heroic aviators who have contributed so much to the growth and defense of our way of life.
Located in Santa Rosa, California, PCAM operates both an indoor museum with exhibits featuring famous military and civilian pilots and aviation innovators, as well as historical photos and artifacts; and an outside museum featuring more than two dozen excellent examples of both contemporary and antique aircraft.
For more information contact the Pacific Coast Air Museum at (707) 575-7900.