Castle Air Museum, located in Atwater, is the largest aviation museum between Southern California and the state of Washington with over 70 restored vintage military aircraft. The docents are veterans who will give you the amazing history of these aircraft. Prior to being preserved by the museum, the planes have survived neglect, being targets for weapons testing, and have escaped the salvage torch to remain as testimonials to all who have served our nation and that of America's allies to protect freedom and democracy. Tour the VC-9C aircraft that was in service with the 89th Airlift Wing from February 1975 to September 2005 when the aircraft was reassigned to the Air Force Reserved Command at Scott AFB, Illinois. It served the administrations of Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. The majority of the tour is outdoors, so bring a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. Lunch before the tour will be at Hilmar Cheese Factory with a full sandwich (assorted) buffet, side dishes and their famous Cream Cheese Brownie. Register by May 5; call for availability after that date.