Open Cockpit: H-34 Choctaw Helicopter

Climb Aboard this classic utility helicopter!

H-34 Choctaw Helicopter

Climb Aboard this vintage aircraft, and learn about its history from the crew who has lovingly restored it.

The H-34 was the last of the really powerful piston-engined helicopters built in the US. It saw extensive use as a submarine chaser, utility/liaison, troop transport, airborne ambulance, cargo ship, and even gunship. This one served with Air America during the Vietnam War.

Find out more about the H-34 Choctaw.

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, July 15-16

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft during our annual Car Show!

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

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum admission charges apply.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Hot Dog Thursday: July
Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

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PCAM Wheels & Wings Car Show
Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Day of Cars, Planes, and Family Fun Saturday July 15

RF-86F Sabre on the ramp at the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show
Open Cockpit: Korean War Weekend, July 15-16
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft during our annual Car Show!