Local aviation museum is holding a hot dog fundraiser Thursday, marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

It only costs $8 to get a meal, relax in a hangar, and check out some vintage military aircraft on the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The Pacific Coast Air Museum, located at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, is hosting a hot dog meal fundraiser to raise money for the 35-year-old nonprofit.

The museum hosts a fundraiser the first Thursday of every month from April to October, but this year the June event coincidentally falls on the anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, said museum officer manager David Kinzie.

Normally $8 buys the visitor a hot dog, a bag of chips and water or soda. This year they will also be able to see some “cool aircraft that will be positioned on the field,” Kinzie said.

Two that may appear are a Corsair and a North American P-51 mustang, which Kinzie described as the “Cadillac of single-engine propeller planes in World War II.”

There could be more surprise planes, Kinzie said. Additionally, people can view some of the warbirds on display, some of which were built during World War II.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visitors can also choose to purchase two hot dogs for $10 or spend an extra $2 on ice cream, all under the Butler Hangar at 1 Air Museum Way in Santa Rosa.

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