Open Cockpit: H-34 Choctaw Helicopter

Look inside this classic utility helicopter!

H-34 Choctaw Helicopter

Look inside 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

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Open Cockpit: DC-6 Airliner Cockpit

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018

Look inside this classic airliner!

H-34 Choctaw helicopter sitting on an airport ramp in preparation for the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show.
Open Cockpit: H-34 Choctaw Helicopter

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018

Look inside this classic utility helicopter!

Date

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 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

close-up photo of pilot sitting in the cockpit of an a-6 Intruder attack aircraft
Member Meeting January 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Charley Taylor on Operation Linebacker II: Richard Nixon's Finest Hour?

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Open Cockpit: DC-6 Airliner Cockpit
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018

Look inside this classic airliner!

Navy Test Pilot standing on boarding steps of soviet MiG-15 fighter jet
Member Meeting February 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bret Davenport: The Experiences of a Lucky Flight Test Engineer / Test Pilot