In celebration of 100 years of naval aviation, the Sacramento Coast Guard Air Station will open its gates to the public for a day.
There will be a search and rescue demonstration and visitors will be able to examine two warplanes on display, a F-14 Tomcat and an A-4 Skyhawk. In addition, the rifle team from the Burbank High School JROTC program will perform a precision exhibition drill.
The Aerospace Museum next door is offering discounted admission for this special day.
What: U.S. Coast Guard Open House
Where: U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, 6037 Price Ave. Aerospace Museum of California, 3200 Freedom Park Dr.
When: Aug. 27, 10 to 3 p.m.
The Open House begins at 10:00 a.m. and will include the following:
1:45 p.m. Search and Rescue Demonstration begins
2:30 p.m. Search and Rescue Demonstration ends
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Gates close
Aerospace Museum open 9 to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Open House is free. Admission to the Aerospace Museum will be $5.00 for everyone ages six and up; children under five are free; and active duty military with ID.
For more info: Air Station Sacramento or Aerospace Museum of California
PHOTO CREDIT: Lt. Ed Newman, left, and Lt. Commander Joe Pesci walk to a C-130 Hercules waiting for them on the tarmac at McClellan AFB, site of the USCG Sacramento Air Station. 1998 Sacramento Bee photograph by Randy Pench