Estrella WarBirds Museum

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"Warbirds Over Paso" Air Show
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Armament & Ordnance

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Aircraft at the museum can be privately owned and on display, on loan from military organizations or belong to Estrella Warbirds Museum

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Welcome to the Woodland Family Automobile Collection!

  • Woodland Auto Display
  • Home to Sprint Cars, Midget Race Cars, Modified, Super Modified, California Super Modified,
  • NASCAR, Stock Car, Indy Cars, Historic Motorcycles,Antique, Vintage, Classic, Custom and even
  • Some of your favorite newer cars, auto and racing memoriabilia.
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Note: In order to keep the displays looking fresh, some of the listed vehicles may be temporarily cycled out for maintenance, on loan, or to make room for other vehicles.

Missiles On Display at Estrella Warbirds Museum

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Vehicles on display are frame up restorations. Got talent? We've got more to do.

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Rosemary Netto

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Past Treasurer, Former Board Member

Rosemary was born in Santa Maria, Calif., raised in Salinas, Calif. Graduated in 1951 from Salinas High School. Employed with the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1951 to 1963, then with a Plumbing & Heating Contractor from 1965 to 1970 and retired from a large commercial General Contractor in Salinas from 1970 to 1984 as a CEO and CFO.

She met and married George Netto in 1953. Three children followed. In 1984 they sold the home they had built and went on the road as full-time RVer’s with a 32 foot trailer for six years.
With the failing health of her mother, San Miguel became her home town. Rosemary’s Great Grandfather Dr. Hartwell Stanley and family of six came to San Miguel in 1895. In 1991 she & George moved into the family ranch house that was built in 1910 by her grandfather Joe Stanley, where she now lives. Her granddaughter, Rosalie, is the sixth generation to live in San Miguel.

George and Rosemary were founding members and joined at the first meeting of the Confederate Air Force – Estrella Squadron, in August of 1989 at the Kyoto Hangar at the main Paso Robles terminal. Rosemary is one of the eight original founding members left that are still active in which is now known as the Estrella Warbird Museum. There were 43 signed up as members at the August 1989 meeting.
Rosemary was treasurer from 1990-1995 of the Confederate Air Force, as they were then known. She also was the treasurer of the newly formed Estrella Warbird Museum from 1992-1996. She was treasurer for three years for the Bugsmashers (L-16) of which she was a part owner and very hands on involved in restoring the original L-16 from the boxes it came in. They used to hold ‘bombing’ with flour sack fun days on the taxi way with the L-16, L-5 & L-3, Rosemary as bombardier with pilot Obbie Atkinson, came close to hitting the “hangar”, (about 500 yards from the target), with Rosemary thinking Obbie had to of been off course. She and Gary Corippo were co-chairmen of the first very successful ‘fly-In” 1990. Our motto was “we now attempt the impossible with nothing” and we did it.This led to Rosemary pursuing her pilot’s license in 1992. Paul Schweich still a EWM member was her mentor and instructor. She flipped the bird with Air Show great Wayne Handley in the Raven. Glen Thomson in his T-28 rolled both Rosemary and then her daughter Cathy. Rosemary has flown in about 15 different types of single engine old/new airplanes.

The best memory is as PX (gift shop) officer from 1990 to 1994 and going with Glen Thomson, Dave Geiger and many others on flights in Glen’s S-2 Grumman (six seats) to many air shows from San Diego, Camarillo, Sacramento, El Centro, Lemoore and twice to Midland, Texas to the CAF headquarters. We set up shop under the wings and sold mdse. and answered many questions relating to the S-2 as a submarine locater and the role it played in wartime.

Rosemary became cook & bottle washer, with Bob Miller, in 1991 to 1996. They started cooking for about 70 to 80 people (120 at Christmas) in the old hangar at Nunno’s without running water (took the pots & pans home, but we ate on paper plates in those days). They later moved to the ‘big’ new hangar with at least hot water and a real stove.

After her husband, George passed away in Jan. 2001, she again became active on the board and resumed the duties of Treasurer. In 2003 she added the duty as bartender at the monthly meetings now helped by her daughter Cathy & granddaughter Rosalie. She also helps in the gift shop & as docent.

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