Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend

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 17 & 18, 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!

Don't Miss the Next Open Cockpit Weekend

RF-86F Sabre on the ramp at the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show
Open Cockpit: Korean War Weekend

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018

Look inside these historic aircraft of the Korean War era!

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft!

Ilyushin IL-14 Crate
Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: During Santa Fly-In December 15

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Look inside these historic aircraft!

Date

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum entry donations apply

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Air Show Meeting June 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Help Plan the 2018 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show!

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Member Meeting June 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Veteran’s Oral History Project of the Pacific Coast Air Museum

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PCAM Wheels & Wings Car Show
Saturday, June 23, 2018

A Day of Cars, Planes, and Family Fun Saturday June 23