Open Cockpit: December 16

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

Don't Miss the Next Open Cockpit Weekend

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!

Ilyushin IL-14 Crate
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, December 16, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

View Map

COST

FREE ADMISSION Saturday December 16 only!

UPCOMING EVENTS

drawing of a hot dog on a bun
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!