Lovers of hot cars and vintage flying machines may be pinching themselves Saturday at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.

The occasion is Wheels & Wings, a celebration of collectible cars and historic airplanes hosted by the Pacific Coast Air Museum. It gets underway at 9 a.m. at the PCAM space off North Laughlin Road.

There will be World War II-era fighter planes, all manner of classic and muscle cars, the Pin-Up Girls and the fully costumed Star Wars 501st Legion Storm Troopers of the Golden Gate Garrison.

Hot dogs and beverages will be sold and the air museum’s new medevac helicopter, donated by the REACH air-ambulance service, will be on display.

Ear plugs might be handy for the sound-off contest between a 1941 Willys Coupe and a P-51 Mustang.

A major attraction promises to be the gloriously restored 1939 DC-3 airliner that originally transported Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, who retired to Sonoma Valley after commanding the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.

Golden Age Air Tours, which owns and operates the DC-3, will sell flights during the show today and again on Sunday. Tickets, which cost from $169 to $369, are available online at goldenageairtours.com.

The Press Democrat Poll

The Press Democrat Poll asked registered voters three questions related to legalization of recreational marijuana, approved by California voters in November 2016.


Complete the following statement: I would feel safe with a legal outdoor cannabis farm one acre or less in size
Adjacent to my residence: 19%
Not adjacent but within one mile of my residence: 31%
I would not feel safe with a cannabis farm within any proximity to my residence: 46%
Don’t know: 3%
Prefer not to say: 1%

Do you believe cannabis should be grown:
Anywhere outside: 22%
Outside but only in agricultural areas: 36%
In warehouses: 23%
All cultivation should be prohibited: 12%
Don’t know: 6%
Prefer not to say: 1%

Do you believe California’s legalization of recreational cannabis use, and its new regulations for cannabis-related business activities will increase, decrease or have no effect on crime in the area?
Increase: 35%
Decrease: 18%
No effect: 40%
Don’t know: 6%
Prefer not to say: 1%