Wings Over Wine Country Airshow | September 22 & 23, 2018
Charles M Schulz-Sonoma County Airport
This past event featured a theme of “Rising Together”: A celebration of recovery in Sonoma County.
2018 Event Photos
Enjoy photos from our 2018 Airshow! Slideshow plays automatically, or swipe to seek through photos.
Airshow Performers Included
U.S.A.F. Wings of Blue Skydivers
The Wings of Blue is the padanrachuting unit at the United States Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Over the last several decades, the Wings of Blue has been one of the most outstanding parachute units in the United States. Since 1967, cadets have dominated national intercollegiate parachuting, winning 21 national championships. They have shown off their skills at the BCS National Championship, Orange Bowl, Copper Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Pro Bowl and at most Air Force Falcons football games. The team travels locally, nationally, and internationally to perform in air shows and competitions. Only 20 civilian air show appearances are approved each year, so Wings Over Wine Country is very fortunate to have them at our show this year.
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Sanders Smoke Show
The Hawker Sea Fury has been considered by many to be the King of propeller-driven fighters. It’s large size, abundant power and graceful lines add to its stunning appeal either on the ground or in the air. Now add the visual effects of dense smoke contrails following it through the skies and you have an idea of the incredible aerobatic display performed by Dennis Sanders as he puts the Sea Fury through its paces. Watch the effects of wing-tip vorticies and enjoy the sights and sounds of this of this powerful machine.
“Flying the MXS-R aerobatic aircraft by mx aircraft, Brad brings power and performance into each airshow. Watch as he pushes the envelope of one of the most advanced aerobatic aircraft in the world today. Brad will delight and amaze the audience while remaining well within his tight margin of safety.”
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The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds,431 Air Demonstration Squadron
The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees.
They work as a team to bring thrilling performances. Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.
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A-10 “Warthog” Demonstration
The A-10 is the Air Force’s premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground. The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog.” They perform precision aerial maneuvers while highlighting the mission and professionalism of the men and women of the United States Air Force.
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The Red Stars are a group of pilots who fly the Cold War era Chinese CJ-6 trainer. They are the one of the only civilian groups approved for flying in close formation and wow, do they ever fly close! You’ll appreciate their precision as they fly wingtip-to-wingtip in their carefully choreographed routine.
Announcer – Ken HILDEBRANDT
Ken’s love for airplanes & airshows, coupled with his experience as a private pilot and as an actor, director & producer, make him an ideal member of any airshow announcing team, providing airshow fans with informative and entertaining commentary that puts people right in to the cockpit. His motto for announcing is “Entertain – Inform – Inspire.
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Air Boss Donna Flynn
Donna has completed over 315 show and media days at over 35 sites in Canada and the United States. She has worked with all the North American jet and skydiving teams. Some of her show sites include the Catalina Air Show, San Francisco’s Fleet Week, Saskatoon’s famous Veteran event, The Canada Remembers Air Show, Niagara Falls, ON, Fort St. John, BC, Peace River, AB, Vandenburg AFB, CA and Klamath Falls, OR.
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Special appearances included
- Red Cross
- Cal Fire
- Sheriff Helicopter Rescue
- SoCo Sheriff
- Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue
- WIndsor/Rincon Valley Fire
- Santa Rosa Fire
- Army Recruiters
- Navy Recruiters
- Marine Recruters
- Air Force Recruiters
- Air Force Academy
- Menlo Park Fire
- Cloverdale Fire Department
- Healdsburg Fire Department
- Sebastopol Fire Department
- SoCo Park Dept
- Annapolis (Sea Ranch) Fire Department
- Bodega Bay Fire Department
- Cotati Fire Department
- Forrestville Fire Department
- Geyserville Fire Department
- Graton FD
- Petaluma FD
- Pengrove (Rancho Adobe Fire Department)
- Rohnert Park Fire Department
- Russian River Fire Prot
- Schell-Vista (Sonoma)
- Two Rock Vol Fire Department
- Valley Ford Vol Fire Department
- Santa Rosa Police
- Windsor Police
- Windsor Mayor
- District 4 County Sup
- KZST News Director
- North Coast Aviation
- Latino Pilots Association
Wall of Heros
The 2018 event featured a special “thank you” to those who came to the aid of their neighbors durning the wild fires.
The Wall of Heros included restaurants who fed people, businesses who opened their doors, those who rescued animals, and shelters. Suggestions were made by Airshow guests and were featured at our event.
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors
The 2018 Wings Over Wine Country Airshow could not take place without all our generous sponsors!