Estrella Warbirds Museum
Celebrating 30 Years!

Proud to be home of the

Woodland Auto Display

HOURS:
Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun. &
Legal Monday Holidays:
Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ADMISSION:
Pricing and Special Group Tours (Minimum of 10 or more): Full Information Here



805 238-9317

4251 Dry Creek Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Everett Blackley

David Blackley
Former SLO County Supervisor

March Dinner

Former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor David Blakely will present a discussion about the changes and implementation of the air war strategy during the early part of American bomber involvement in WW II.

David’s father, Lt. Col. Everett Blakely (pictured above), was an early B-17 pilot in World War II. This presentation will focus on the 100th Bomb Group (The Bloody Hundredth) and the missions flown by Lt. Col. Blakely to explain the early bomber strategy developed to win the war against Nazi Germany.

For more information about Everett Ernest Blakely click on name:

Following in the genre of “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific”, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg produced on an Apple TV a mini series entitled “Masters of the Air”. This series will focus on the 100th Bomb Group in World War II. Actor David Shields will be playing the role of Major Blakely in this nine-episode series.

The Monthly Dinners are catered and reservations are required not later than 6 p.m. the Monday evening prior to the dinner so as to allow the caterer sufficient notice of how many are attending. Dinner cost $25/pp and reservations should be made at this link.


EWM Youth Aviation Club

On March 16, 2024 we will have a combined annual Career Day with Young Eagles Day. We are also looking for candidates for the EWM $1200 scholarship that will be awarded at Career Day. There are deadlines and tasks in the attached information. We want to be sure to let everyone know about Career Day well in advance. Stay tuned.

EWM YOUTH AVIATION CLUB CAREER DAY 2024 AND YOUNG EAGLES DAY

The Estrella Warbirds Museum Youth Aviation Club will have its fourth annual Career Day for all High School and Middle School students who are interested in an aviation career on Saturday, March 16th beginning at 10:00 AM at the museum. In the past, the Youth Aviation Club has taken field trips to Lemoore Naval Air Station, ACI Jet Center, the San Luis Obispo Air Traffic Control Tower, and the Paso Robles/Cal Fire Air Attack base. The Club has restored a 1942 Gullwing Stinson and an F-4 Fuselage for display purposes, an R-670 radial engine, a moving wooden radial engine model, and two wooden propellers. Currently, students are working on a Navy A-3 cockpit display, re-upholstering Stinson seats, building a remote-control model, and learning about metalwork and rivets.

Students, along with their family and friends are invited to attend:

  • Subject Matter Experts Include:
    • F-18 Pilot and Military alternatives
    • Aeronautical Engineer
    • Cuesta Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification Program
    • Corporate Aviation
    • Civil Air Patrol
    • Young Eagles (EAA) flights (weather permitting/pre-registration link below).
  • Information will be available regarding Youth Aviation Activities
  • Reduced museum admission for adults, youth under 18 free
  • Lunch will be available for sale to support the Youth Aviation Club
  • Young Eagles Flight Registration: Click Here

The Museum will also award its annual educational scholarship during this event.

Final date for registration is March 11th. RSVP with name/s, number of attendees, include email address. Register here.

For additional information, please contact one of the following:

Brad Eaton
805.550-8755
n39wr@aol.com

Bill Siegel
305.965-4027
bugsluke@yahoo.com

Mary Allmon
510.407-3727
ewmyouthaviation@gmail.com

A copy of this announcement can be downloaded here.

Estrella Warbirds Museum High School/Junior High School Aviation Club Scholarship Announcement - 2024

Awarded to one Central Coast High School Student on May 16th, 2024

$1,200 to be paid directly to his/her Aviation School or Training provider in response to an invoice.

All Aviation Programs eligible: Pilot, Aviation Maintenance Technician (A and P License), Aviation Management, Flight Attendant, etc..

Eligible students are required to email a completed package to Bill Siler or email EWM Youth Aviation not later than February 23, 2024

For questions or to request at packet, text Bill at 305.962-4027 or email EWM Youth Aviation

Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Driver's license, passport, or birth certificate copy for ID verification
  • Application Form
  • 200-word essay on eligibility and aviation career goals
  • Email address of a non-relative willing to write a letter of endorsement.

A copy of this notice can be downloaded here.

Ray Foundation Scholarship 2024

Details are pending. Stay tuned, check back again.


Gift Shop

Now is the best time to stop by our Gift Shop and check out all the goodies available for personal use or gifts. There is lots of new items. Paula Hall, our Gift Shop Manager will be glad to show you around and answer all your questions.

Estrella Warbirds Museum Gift Shop
Estrella Warbirds Museum Gift Shop
Estrella Warbirds Museum Gift Shop
Estrella Warbirds Museum Gift Shop

New At The Woodland Auto Display

Howard Kaeding, "The Campbell Comet," and his white number 3 Super Modified race car, was a dominate force in the NASCAR West Coast Super Modified Circuit from 1970 through 1976. It was a very unique design for the time, but well within the NASCAR rules. During the 7 year period that it was raced, the duo accounted for at least 125 Main Events on 11 different tracks in 3 states and claimed several NASCAR Championships. In 1973, they scored 17 consecutive wins. During the last year the car was campaigned, it won 18 Main Events.

Howard Kaeding and his No. 3 Supermodified
Howard Kaeding and his No. 3 Supermodified

Recently, Howard Kaeding presented his No. 3 Super Modified race car to Richard Woodland for display at the Woodland Auto Dislay.