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Troy Wollman

Troy Wollman

Guidance Navigation &
Control Engineer

Make your reservations Now!

Dinner is catered and open to the public ($20/person), reservations are required prior to 6 p.m., Monday prior to dinner, either
On-line HERE or
call 805 296-1935
Dinner price: $20/pp.

View pictures from June   Dinner Meeting here.

October Monthly Dinner
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 2021
No Host Bar 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Troy Wollman and Jenn Bauman, students at Cal Poly SLO , gave a talk to our museum in March 2016 about a glider club they started called Akaflieg-SLO.

Since then, Troy has graduated from Cal Poly, received his Masters Degree at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave and a job with Virgin Galactic early in 2021. Troy serves as a Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer. As an avionics team member he has been working on flight controls systems, handling quality control and crewed simulations.

He is a young man moving up fast. For our October dinner meeting, Troy will fill us in on his career and and where he wants to go in aerospace.

Warbirds Wings & Wheels 12 Plus Swap Meet

Just a reminder that reservations are open for the 12th Warbirds Wings & Wheels Plus Swap Meet. The show has always been one of the largest events held at the museum each year with all profits help fund the general operations of Estrella Warbirds Museum. This year's event was rescheduled from May to October due to the prior Covid concern restrictions. We are actively seeking reservations for the following catagories:

Vought A-7C Restoration Updates

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The 1937 Vought A-7C Corsair is nearing completion. Steve Foss, Carl Robbins and Dennis Johansen are shown getting ready to lift the port side external fuel tank. Mike Brophy and Ken Trefftzs were also involved with lifting the fuel tank with their fork lift expertise.

If you want to get involved and help on the next restoration project, we would love to meet you! Come on down on any Saturday and introduce yourself. Not everyone has a ton of experience in airacraft restoration, we know that. We don't even mind training as long as you don't mind getting your hands dirty once in a while! It's a great place to make new friends. Nearly all the aircraft on site were restored by volunteers.

Woodland Auto Display Featured Vehicls

1970 Ramp Truck Hauler

New to the Woodland Auto Display is this 1970 C-30 Chevy truck converted to a custom Ramp Truck/Car Hauler. The truck itself has been completely restored and upgraded with a "crate" 454 cu in big block Chevy engine with aluminum Brodex heads. It also sports larger brakes and airbag suspension. The custom bed has cabinet designed for roll out tool chests, jack storage, fuel bottle storage etc. It is designed to get a racecar or vintage car down the road in style.

Currently shown holding the very beautiful Edmunds built King-o-Lawn Sprint Car, all loaded up and ready to go down the road.

Anyone who has been around Paso Robles for any length of time is probably familiar with Vic's Cafe owner and Estrella Warbird Museum dinner caterer supreme, Larry Eastwood. For those familiar with local street rods, would also know that Larry took great pride in his 1933 Ford Pickup which was frequently displayed alongside Kenny Colwell's '37 Chevy Coupe at local car events. Now both vehicles sit side by side on display within the Woodland Auto Display. You owe it to yourself to take time and view these two spectaculaly restored vehicles within the museum. Come on down and spend the afternoon! You'll be glad you did!