6:00 pm18:00

Dinner Dance

  • 3750 West Perimeter Avenue Atwater, CA 95301

Join us for a dinner dance and variety show near the Castle flight line.

Details to follow in the near future. Subject to change.

May Open Cockpit Day
9:00 am09:00

May Open Cockpit Day

$14 Adult, $35 Family Admission, $8 Senior (60 and over) $5 Youth (6-17) Children 5 and under plus active duty military Free.

  • Make and take model building for kids.
  • Food Court ( Burgers, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream and more!)
  • Helicopter Rides Available
  • Dozens of historic aircraft open for viewing
  • Tour the former Presidential Aircraft used by six former Presidential Administrations for only an additional $10 per person!
  • Military and Law Enforcement Displays and more!
10:00 am10:00

Military Appreciation Day

All active duty military and military veterans only, not including families, free admission on Friday July 10 to the museum.

Dedication of four new aircraft exhibits at the museum. The Grumman S-2 Tracker, Northrop Grumman EA-6 Prowler, Cessna T-37, and the Danish Air Force (Swedish Built) SAAB TF-35 Draken. These aircraft will be dedicated throughout the course of the day at the museum in addition to vintage military vehicle displays, and other aviation related displays. The Flight of Fancy Grill will be open from 11 am to 2:30 pm serving Bomber Burgers. The Presidential Aircraft will also be open for tours on this day also, however there is a $10 additional tour fee to go aboard this aircraft by all who attend.

Fall Open Cockpit Day
9:00 am09:00

Fall Open Cockpit Day

Tour the former Presidential Aircraft used by six former Presidential Administrations for only an additional $10 per person!

Make and take model building for kids, Food Court (burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and more!), helicopter rides available, dozens of historic aircraft open for viewing, flight simulators and numerous children's activities (all of which will be in a shaded area), military and law enforcement displays and more!

$14 Adult, $35 Family Admission, $8 Senior (60 and over) $5 Youth (6-17) Children 5 and under plus active duty military Free.

10:00 am10:00

Kid's Day

  • Castle Air Museum

Special Admission Price for this day only will be $7 for everyone, which will include events centered around youth ages 12 and under. The $7 admission fee will include a Hot Dog meal, youth activities to include paper airplane and glider activities, build your own aircraft design, which youth 12 and under will be encouraged to design and build prior to the event, and will be broken down by age group. Plus a scavenger hunt and much more!

10:00 am10:00

Veterans Day

  • Castle Air Museum

November 11, 2016 Veterans will receive free admission to the Museum.

Family members not included, only the Veteran will receive this offer.

Does not apply to Presidential Aircraft tours which will remain $10 per person.

5:30 pm17:30

Denim & Diamonds Vegas Nite: A Night in Old Las Vegas

  • Senior Center Auditorium

Join us for games, food, entertainment, costume contest, live and silent auction and more! Your admission ticket of $60 includes dinner and a $100.00 Castle Air Museum voucher to start play. 

Tickets available online now. Prefer to buy in stores? Tickets may be purchased beginning September 8, 2015 at the following locations:
• Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union (Merced, Atwater & Los Banos)
• Peraino's Jewelers (Merced)
• The Merced Sun Star (Merced)

Please note, the above ticket outlets listed only accept cash or check for ticket purchases. 

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

1:00 pm13:00

Lecture: On the Life of Fighter Ace General Robin Olds

Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for a lecture by Christina Olds, daughter of fighter ace General Robin Olds, who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Ms. Olds will be sharing about her family's aviation contributions and will also host a book signing.

The museum grill will be open on this day as well serving the famous "Bomber Burger".

Christina Olds Bio
Christina Olds was born in Manhattan, NYC on January 5, 1952 and bounced around the world with her USAF fighter pilot father Robin Olds and Hollywood actress mother Ella Raines. Raised mostly in Washington D.C., England and Colorado, she graduated from Vassar College with a BA in English/Creative Writing in 1974 and spent 25 years living in Marin County where she raised her daughter Jennifer Olds Newman, now a costume designer in Hollywood. Between 1979 and 2001, Christina held a variety of project management positions in international corporations based in downtown San Francisco. In 2003 Christina moved to Colorado to be near her father, who had retired from the air force as a brigadier general in 1973. In Colorado she worked as a project designer for Vail Resorts Development and was also on the ski patrol. While caring for her father during his terminal illness, Christina promised to complete his unfinished memoirs from his gathered notes. Robin Olds passed away June 14, 2007. FIGHTER PILOT; THE MEMOIRS OF LEGENDARY ACE ROBIN OLDS was published April 13, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. In mid-2011, Christina moved from Colorado back to the Bay Area and currently lives in Healdsburg, CA. She is the Director of Museum Operations for the Pacific Coast Air Museum at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.

1:00 pm13:00

The Legends of Airpower Series: Brian Shul, Major, USAF (Ret.)

Join us in the Museum's Banquet Room on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1 PM for a presentation by Brian Shul, Major, USAF (Ret.) on flying the SR-71 Blackbird. Brian will describe his flight over Libya in April 1986 in the very Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird that is on display at the Castle Air Museum, dubbed the "Libyan Raider".

Events that day will include book signings by Brian Shul and the SR-71 will be open for viewing.

The museum grill will also be open to serve our famous "Bomber Burgers"!