Santa Rosa Travel Guide
One of the best slices of the nifty fifty is getting an airport upgrade, and if everything goes through as planned you’ll soon be flying right into California wine country—get your corkscrews ready. Officials in Sonoma County are kicking around an idea to upgrade and update things at the area’s airport, and hopefully that’ll bring in a few more flights. Right now there’s just one option thanks to Alaska Airlines, so that means your weekend of wandering through the vineyards usually starts by driving from San Francisco or Sacramento.
In total it looks like they’re thinking about spending around $84 million—give or a take a few bucks—on all the improvements and expansions at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport. The board of supervisors has already approved the spending, but it sounds like there’s a few more stamps, seals, and signatures needed before the hardhats and bulldozers arrive on site. The final decision is expected within the next week or so, and then it might just be full speed ahead.
Airplanes are invading wine country this weekend, as the Pacific Coast Air Museum is hosting Wings Over Wine Country on August 20 and August 21 at the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California.
There’s way more than just historic planes parked on the runway here, as this air show has plenty of performances from famous pilots and performers. Among the exhibits and excitement, they’ll be a formation and flyby by F-15s and even a special appearance by a USAF U-2 on Saturday. There’s way more military jets, historic biplanes, and plenty of acrobatic airplanes to describe in just a few paragraphs, so feel free to check out the full schedule right here.