Doesn't matter what you call it, it's a fun little airport to visit. It IS small, but they have some great antique airplanes to see. How would you like to see a 1918 Curtiss Jenny? Or a Curtiss 19R? They are flyable, and if you're lucky you could see them. The hangar doors are open on most display days.
We stopped by on a non-display day, so we don't have a picture of either for you yet, but even on a quiet day you can see antique airplanes in hangars and on the field.
They'll take you on flights over the vines of wine country, or if you prefer, out over the Pacific or south to San Francisco. You can fly in a Stearman, an SNJ, or later this year even in their P-40 Warhawk.
These directions put you into California Wine Country. There are many wineries to visit as you travel in the Sonoma Valley, but there are a couple of to check out near Schellville Airport Sonoma...
Wine and Antique Airplanes At Schellville Airport Sonoma
Jacuzzi Winery is just about a mile south of the airport. Stop in for a taste and ask them about the J-7. Ever hear of it? You probably know the Jacuzzi name from the whirlpool tubs they produced, but early on, they were into aviation.
The Jacuzzi Brothers developed a "Toothpick" propeller. America's first military planes utilized it in WW I.
After the war, the brothers developed a 7 seat enclosed monoplane called the Jacuzzi J-7. (Seven for the seven brothers and because it held seven passengers.)
The Jacuzzi J-7 was the first cabin monoplane built in the U.S. It was adapted to deliver mail. For a brief time it ferried passengers to Yosemite. Unfortunately, they stopped making airplanes in 1921 when one of the brothers was killed in a flight over Modesto, California, and dad said. "No more airplanes."
For another angle go just north of the airport and across the highway, to visit Gloria Ferrer Winery.... buy a bottle of California Sparkling Wine and sit on their patio. You will be looking right down one of the runways from a great vantage point.
Maybe a flight in a vintage aircraft and California wine tasting...
Two of our great loves. How can you go wrong?
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