Petaluma Pete posts his Petaluma re-enactment recap

Published in: on February 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm  Comments Off on Petaluma Pete posts his Petaluma re-enactment recap  

Santa Rosa welcomes first mail flight re-enactment

Reinactment_VICTORIA-WEBB_PRESS-DEMOCRAT
Photo: VICTORIA WEBB of the PRESS DEMOCRAT

By MARTIN ESPINOZA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

“When his plane would crash, women would empty the grandstands and try to rip his clothes off,” Guinnane told a crowd of about 200 people. Wiseman ultimately got out of flying because “his friends were dying” in air crashes.

The flight is well-documented in a recent issue of the Windsor Historical Society’s newsletter, Windows Walk.

more… http://www.pressdemocrat.com/…

Published in: on February 20, 2011 at 10:51 am  Comments Off on Santa Rosa welcomes first mail flight re-enactment  

Petaluma Pete – Kids Only Plane Ride

1st Annual Petaluma Pete Kids Only Plane Ride celebrates Fred Wiseman’s historic 1911 mail flight. The official Petaluma Pete flight path is in the shape of a musical G clef… of course.

Published in: on January 31, 2011 at 11:51 am  Comments Off on Petaluma Pete – Kids Only Plane Ride  

Fred Wiseman is Flying High

by Bill.Hammerman

Yesterday was quite a day for Fred Wiseman Centennial Celebration enthusiasts. The scale model of his 1911 airplane (built by PAPA volunteers), that flew the first airmail letter on a flight (open to the public) from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, 100 years ago on February 17-18, 1911, was “flown” by a AAA truck from the Petaluma Airport (where it has been hanging from a hanger ceiling) to the Petaluma Historical Museum, where it is now “flying” high in time for the opening night of their “Flight – A Tribute to Aviation” exhibit on Wednesday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m.

More…
http://bill-hammerman.blogs.petaluma360.com/10878/fred-wiseman-is-flying-high/

Published in: on January 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm  Comments Off on Fred Wiseman is Flying High  

Fred Wiseman Historical Walk

Walk the first ever Airmail Flight:

100th Anniversary of Fred Wiseman’s Historic Flight
February 17-18, 1911

Retrace the path of the first airmail flight from Petaluma to Santa Rosa. $20 fee includes T-shirt, healthy brunch, bus ride and a heck of a lot of fun!

Reserve your spot by paying $20 in advance and mailing it to the

Sonoma County Historical Society
c/o Jeff Tobes
605 Speers Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Checks payable to the Sonoma County Historical Society

Highlights of the walk include visits to: Denman Creamery, Penngrove Power and Implement Museum, Railroad Speeders, Cotati Historical Society, Windsor Historical Society, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Sonoma County Museum, Petaluma Airport and Petaluma Historical Library and Museum.

Participants may forgo all or part of the walk—non walkers can meet us at the end of the walk at around 1:00 pm at 3367 Petaluma Hill Road to jump on the bus to visit the museums. $20 fee applies to walkers and non-walkers and must be paid in advance.

  • February 18, 2011 – 6:00 am
  • Meet in the parking lot next to the Petaluma Library
  • 100 Fairgrounds Drive
  • Walk begins at 6:30 am
  • Event ends around 7:10 pm at the Petaluma Library
  • Rain or Shine!

For more info eMail  JeffTobes@hotmail.com or call (707) 888-1670 with questions.

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