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                                                                 museum’s mission. School tours, monthly dinners with speakers, and a youth aviation program for middle and high school students are sponsored by the museum.
Visitors have the opportunity
to see and experience history by standing beside an F-14 Tomcat, fly an F/A-18 flight simulator, or ride in a Douglas C-47 transport.
"a must-visit for airplane, vehicle, and military memorabilia fans. Bring the family and plan on spending several hours."
Prior to being flown home by the museum crew, Betsy had a total of 9,420 flight hours.
She still flies and you can too! The museum is accepting donations for a seat on a once a month flight on board Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber. Flights are on the third Saturday of the month and must be reserved
in advance. Make your reservation on the Estrella Warbird website (
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cockpit simulator that was actu- ally used for pilot training, a fully equipped old Indy car garage, and the WWII Red Ball Express Mo- tor Pool. The 19,700, square foot Woodland Auto Display includes historic NASCAR cars, a Steve McQueen Indian motorcycle with a sidecar and an always-changing assortment of street rods, antique and classic vehicles.
The Estrella Warbirds Museum and Woodland Auto Display is one of the fastest growing nonprofit museums in Central California and a “must-visit” for airplane, vehicle, and military memorabilia fans. Bring the family and plan on spending several hours.
Estrella Warbirds Museum is
a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, dedicated to restoring and preserving military aircraft, vehicles and memorabilia, to honoring those who flew, drove and worked on them and to helping future generations understand that the American way of life does not come without sacrifice.
Estrella Warbirds Museum home of the Woodland Auto Display, located at 4251 Dry Creek Road
in Paso Robles, is open Thursday
– Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Mondays for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day. For tickets or more information visit, or call
(805) 238-9317. Fly ins are wel- come. Limited RV parking during open hours.
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  Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber, On display
the C-47B transport at the museum
The Estrella Warbirds Museum is the home of the Gooney Bird Group and their C-47B, Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber. Betsy took a his- torical flight to Normandy in 2019, joining the largest fleet of her C-47 comrades since World War II for the 75th international anniversary of D-Day.
For the second time in her career, Betsy crossed the Atlantic, flying 13,000 miles, 130 hours and over two continents. The 2019 sum- mer anniversary of D-Day was the largest commemoration of a tragic period in world history and an occasion to celebrate peace, liberty and reconciliation.
Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber was restored by the Estrella Warbird Museum’s restoration crew and returned to flight status August 1, 2009. Before being recovered from Canada where she had been sitting for six years, Betsy saw service with the United States Air Force, the Bel- gium, French and Israeli Air forces.
The displays include restored aircraft from the 1940s through the 1990s, a growing collection of armaments and ordnance, restored military vehicles, a full size F/A-18
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