Open Cockpit: DC-6 Airliner

Climb Aboard this vintage propliner!

A Plane that Crossed Oceans

Climb Aboard  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

close-up view of the cockpit area of the F-106 Delta Dart, with canopy up and a visitor looking inside
Open Cockpit: Supersonic Weekend

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Look inside Climb Aboard F-4C Phantom II, the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator, the F-106 Delta Dart, and the T-38 Talon!


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


One Air Museum Way

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Standard Museum admission charges apply.


small white and red "taildragger" Stinson Voyager aircraft taxiing toward the viewer.
Flight Wing Pilot Update April 29
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mandatory update for all current and future Flight Wing pilots. All other pilots welcome too!

drawing of a hot dog on a bun
Hot Dog Thursday: May
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!

Member Meeting May 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Speaker and topic to be announced