Open Cockpit: AV-8C Harrier

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm -

Get a close look inside this famous VSTOL jump jet!

AV-8C Hawker Harrier

The June 16 and 17 Open Cockpit weekend features the AV-8C Harrier! The Harrier is a British plane, famous for its rotating exhaust nozzles that allow thrust to be directed straight down for vertical takeoff and landing. It can take off with a short forward takeoff run while carrying a full load.

Take a look in the cockpit and let our crew point out the unique controls that allow Harrier pilots to hover, rise straight up, move sideways, and scoot backward.

This aircraft is on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida.

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

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!

F-14 Tomcat on the ramp at the Pacific Coast Air Museum, viewed from directly ahead and slightly to the right.

Open Cockpit: Top Gun Weekend

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018

Look inside the F-5E Tiger II, F-16N Viper, and the mighty Grumman F-14A Tomcat!

close-up view of the cockpit area of the F-106 Delta Dart, with canopy up and a visitor looking inside

Open Cockpit: Supersonic Weekend

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

Look inside the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator, the F-106 Delta Dart, the F-4C Phantom II, and the T-38 Talon!

nose of the AV-8C Hawker Harrier parked on the ramp at an airport

Open Cockpit: AV-8C Harrier

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018

Get a close look inside one or more of our historic aircraft!

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!

Date

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Sunday, June 17, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard entry rates apply

UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

drawing of a hot dog on a bun
Hot Dog Thursday: August
Thursday, August 2, 2018

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

antique biplane flying upside down trailing smoke at an air show
Air Show Meeting August 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Help Plan the 2018 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show!