This website will explore the many adventures that await travelers coming to our historic Gold Country.
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Wine is California’s number one finished agricultural product in retail value, and its production ranks fourth in the world. Our rural airports play important roles in the success of our wine industry.
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An Historic Inn
In the heart of Downtown Sonora
and near Columbia Airport
We are located in historic downtown Sonora, a short walk to great shopping, wonderful restaurants and libations.
The Gunn House Hotel
286 S. Washington Street
of our rural airports
Ocean Ridge Airport needs
Ocean Ridge Airport is located a mile from the Pacific Ocean, and is 940 feet above sea level. An old postcard declares that is sits "above the fog, beyond the smog".
The CA Department of Transportation informed the airport owners that needed repairs are needed to fingerpost AA standards. An airport association had been formed with the goal of raising the necessary resources. If the needed funds are not raised, this historic airport could be closed.
June 21st to September 20th 2014
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Activities & Events
Your Travel Planning Guide
At the recent Father's Day Fly-In, the Bay Bomber Squadron flew in a formation display. The Bay Bombers are a team pilots flying in precision to preform in the afternoon air show.
The team 5 aircraft, determined by the organizers needs and RedStar volunteers include multiple passes in front of the audience in varied military formation configurations. They preformed the "Finger-Four", , "Echelon" and the "Diamond",formation, all maneuvers that are unique to the RedStars performance.
This year marks the return of the Father's Day Fly-in at Columbia Airport in California.
Thanks to Titus Gall, owner of Tower Tech, a 48 year tradition has continued.
Last year the Father's Day Fly-in was scaled back due to federal budget cuts in the Federal Aviation Administration.
This year the FAA could not guarantee that they would provide air traffic control service.
Our rural airports in most cases are time capsule to an earlier time. Most have not change much over the years. They are not like the major airports that have commercial flights. Rural airports feel much like traveling back in time.
In the gold country, Highway 49 is the major highway along the western slope of the Sierra. The "Forty-niners" roots trace the path traveler took searching for gold. Our gold country is living history and you can explore the many building along your way.
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