Open Cockpit: DC-6 Airliner

Look inside this vintage propliner!

A Plane that Crossed Oceans

Look Inside  this vintage aircraft, and learn about its history from the crew who has lovingly restored it.

The Douglas DC-6 was an iconic airliner of the 1950s and 1960s, carrying passengers across the globe in pressurized comfort. It is considered the pinnacle of piston propelled transport aircraft, but was displaced by far faster jet aircraft. Many DC-6s are still in use today. And you can sit in the “front office” and see just what made these birds go!

Find out more about the DC-6 nose section.

Open Cockpit weekends at the Pacific Coast Air Museum are your chance to get up close to selected aircraft and look inside. We raise the canopies and open the doors to give you an unobstructed view so you can see what a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, helicopter, or other type is like from the inside!

Don’t Miss the Next Open Cockpit Weekend

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! September 23, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Free Day at the Pacific Coast Air Museum when you download your ticket in advance!

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Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard, October 21-22

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend, November 18-19

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: December 16

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Look inside these historic aircraft!

Date

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Sunday, February 19, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum admission charges apply.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile on a launcher on display at a US Air Force base
Member Meeting September 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The SA-2 SAM and the North Vietnam Air War

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! September 23, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Free Day at the Pacific Coast Air Museum when you download your ticket in advance!

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Hot Dog Thursday: October
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Last chance this season! Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!