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OMG, OMG the “Wings Over Wine Country” Airshow Near Santa Rosa Looks Awesome! Get Tickets Now for August 20-21, 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Oh man, your 2011 Pacific Coast Air Museum Air Show, Wings Over Wine Country, is going to be soooooo much better than the wine-sipping alternative, it’s not even funny.

Check the slideshow, baby! Check the FAQ too. Get your tickets here.

Via Tom Hardin – click to expand

So, take a vacay from your Sunday Punch routine and get out there – let’s hope that B25J will be on hand this year. (Don’t Mess With Texas, or Tennessee, or, well, just don’t mess with 12 machine guns when they’re all firing together.)

See you there!

All the deets:

“Here’s a sneak preview of just some of our 2011 Air Show performers:

  • 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Warbird Photo Hour
  • Radio-controlled model aircraft
  • Opening ceremony with local Police and Fire Departments commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001
  • Eddie Andreini Stearman
  • Greg Colyer “Blue Angels” T-33 Shooting Star
  • Beale Air Force Base Military Flyby
  • World Class aerobatics with Aerobatic Competition winner Vicky Benzing in her beatiful Extra 300S
  • U.S.Air Force Reserve C-17 Globemaster III
    Aerial Demonstration
  • Mass WWII Warbird Flyby, featuring P-40 “Warhawks”
  • Tim Decker Pitts Special
  • Team Rocket
  • Dan Buchanan towed hang glider
  • More Warbirds – CJ-6s & T-6s
  • Greg Poe – MX-2 Aerobatics
  • U.S. Navy F/A-18 “Super Hornet” Aerial Demonstration (tentative)

The Vanishing C-17 Cargo Planes of Northern California

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

It looks like we won’t be seeing any more new C-17 Globemaster III‘s making their debuts above the Bay Area. The Spirit of Travis arrived in Fairfield’s Travis Air Force Base a few months back and that makes a complete baker’s dozen, so it looks like that is that.

Of course Boeing would be happy to keep churning them out, and Senator Diane Feinstein would approve, and the U.S. Air Force could probably make use of them, but there’s been a push for a while to end production.   

From Washington state with love, a C-17 from McChord AFB seen above San Francisco, for some reason. [cough joyride, cough] Click to expand:

These aren’t the best of times for Boeing of course and it can use all the help it can get these days. The General Accounting Office is still mulling things over about the C-17. Only time will tell.