Located in the heart of Northern California's world-renowned Wine Country, Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) is the only airport that offers scheduled air service into the North Bay region. Alaska Airlines offers daily nonstop flights to and from Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle; four great cities that offer a wide range of connecting flights to destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Visitors and residents alike find STS an easy and convenient airport for getting to and from Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties.
Other operations in and out of STS include air cargo, private and corporate flights, military, search and rescue, fire fighting, law enforcement, and pilot training. STS is owned by the County of Sonoma and operated by the Department of Transportation and Public Works - Airport Division.
This bronze statue was installed in front of the Airport terminal in September 2007. Charles M. Schulz's beloved characters, Charlie Brown and Linus, pause reflectively while passengers pass by on their way to and from the terminal. The sculpture was made by Tivoli Too, a 3-dimensional sculpture and design studio in Minnesota, Schulz's home state. Tivoli Too also made the Peanuts on Parade statues painted by local artists and seen all around Santa Rosa.
Funding for the bronze statue came from proceeds of the Peanuts on Parade sculpture auctions held in 2005, 2006, and 2007. In September 2007, sixteen Joe Cool statues were auctioned and given a new home with the highest bidders. Funds raised from the auction went toward art scholarships as well as to the permanent bronze Peanuts statue placed at the Airport.