On May 21st, 2011 Santa Maria Museum of Flight will produce its inaugural “Wine Country AirFest”. The event will be conducted in conjunction with its monthly fly-in for both General Aviation and Warbird aircraft. This” is a fundraiser event to support the Museum’s grass roots “Thunder Over The Valley Air Show” and the support rendered throughout the year to the numerous military training flights visiting the Santa Maria Airport.

The event’s tentatively planned activities for “Wine Country AirFest” will be the usual display of attending Classic General Aviation and Warbird aircraft. The “Rocketeer Café” opens for lunch from 11:30AM – 1:00PM. The Museum with the assistance of Café’s Catering staff and four of the finest winemakers in the Central Coast Area: Costa De Orca, Curtis Winery, Kenneth Volk, and Rancho Sisquoc, will be assisting the Museum in producing the Wine Tasting Activities with appetizers. Later a barbecue Tri-tip dinner that includes the mouth watering homemade desserts prepared by the Catering Staff will be served as the members of the Royal Garden Swing Orchestra provide music throughout the evening for attendees to dance to until the close of the event at 9:00PM.

The Museum request that those, who are planning to attend this event, reserve a place to park your aircraft due to a limited amount of ramp area at the Museum. The Museum will also have transportation available for those parking their aircraft on the transit aircraft ramp at the rear of the hotel. For those desiring to remain overnight Holiday Inn and Suites has a special Museum rate  through the Museum’s Web Site: smmof.org For RSVP tickets or more information please call the Museum: Friday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 3:30PM (805)-922-8758

Mike Geddry Sr.

CEO/Event Director

Santa Maria Museum of Flight