Open Cockpit: December 16

Look inside these historic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: December 16

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

The December 2017 Open Cockpit weekend takes place Saturday December 16 only, during our annual Santa Fly-In event! 

Admission is FREE for everyone this very special day!

During Santa Fly-In, Santa Claus flies in to the Pacific Coast Air Museum on a helicopter to greet all the kids and listen to their Christmas wishes. There are lots of additional things to see and do during this very popular event, so find out more about Santa Fly-In.

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: December 16

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Look inside these historic aircraft!

Date

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum entry donations apply.

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