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.

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.

Model Train Display and Show included in admission price.

$15 Adult, 8 Senior (60 and over), $8 Youth (6-17) Children 5 and under plus active duty military Free.

10:00 am10:00

Military Appreciation Day

All active duty military and military veterans only, not including families, free admission on Saturday, July 9 to the museum.

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.

1:00 pm13:00

Tony Krizan's Discover Yosemite's Forgotten Trails Series

  • Castle Air Museum

Tony Krizan, local adventurer, author & photographer shares his 30 plus years of hiking experiences and photos with this exciting series. Saturday's slide show presentation will feature three separate adventures into Kings Canyon National Park. 

He'll share with you what led up to, and the adventures attempting to locate the last remaining Curtis Wright P40 aircraft. Tony will reveal in photos what led up to that
fateful day when those nineteen aircraft that departed from March Air Force Base in Riverside, failed to complete their first refueling stop at McClelland Air Force Base in Sacramento. Four aircraft have been located, but after 73 years one still remains a

May Open Cockpit Day
9:00 am09:00

May Open Cockpit Day

$14 Adult, $40 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!
5:30 pm17:30

Thanks for the Memories: A Salute to the Greatest Generation

  • 3750 West Perimeter Avenue Atwater, CA 95301

Join us for Big Band sounds, dinner, and dancing!

  • Big Band Music by 3 O'Clock Jump Dance Band
  • MC Bill Johnson, Bob Hope Impersonator
  • "Company B" The Andrew Sisters Tribute

Ticket Prices

  • Silver Flight: $100 per person. Book prior to 5/15/2016 and pay $90 ticket
  • Bronze Flight: $85 per ticket. Book prior to 5/15/2016 and pay $75 per ticket
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"!