Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend, November 18-19

Climb Aboard some of our classic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend

Climb aboard 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.

You can actually climb aboard all three of these aircraft! 

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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A-4E Skyhawk attack aircraft on the field at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. View is from directly in front. Pylons are filled with inert ordnance.
Open Cockpit: Vietnam War Weekend, August 19-20

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft, and climb aboard a few!

A man with young children stand atop a metal air stair and look into the cockpit of a historic jet fighter aircraft
Open Cockpit: September 16-17

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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

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

Climb Aboard some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend, November 18-19

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

Climb Aboard some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: December 16

Saturday, December 16, 2017

See Santa Claus arrive in a helicopter and get a look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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 entry rates apply

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Hot Dog Thursday: August
Thursday, August 3, 2017

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

digital sketch of small autonomous sky taxi airplane
Member Meeting August 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Brien Seely, MD, on autonomous regional sky taxis

A-4E Skyhawk attack aircraft on the field at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. View is from directly in front. Pylons are filled with inert ordnance.
Open Cockpit: Vietnam War Weekend, August 19-20
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft, and climb aboard a few!