Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend, November 18-19

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend

Look Inside these vintage aircraft, and learn about their history from the crews who have lovingly restored them.

November 18 & 19, take a look inside three aircraft that have trained thousands of US Air force pilots over the past sixty years: The T-33 Shooting Star, the T-37 Tweet, and the T-38 Talon. The T-33 was a development of the single-seat F-80 jet fighter and trained countless pilots for service in the Korean War and afterward. The twin-jet T-37 was the first primary jet trainer to serve with the USAF. And the much-loved T-38 Talon which first flew in 1959 is still the mainstay supersonic jet trainer for the Air Force.

Find out more about the T-33 Shooting Star, the T-37 Tweet, and the T-38 Talon.

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!

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Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend, November 18-19

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Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Date

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

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum entry donations 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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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!