Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard, October 21-22

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the US Coast Guard

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

October 21 & 22 take a look inside two of the aircraft that equipped the big Cold War antagonists: The Soviet Ilyushin IL-14 (NATO codename "Crate") and the HU-16E Albatross. The IL-14 was a Soviet-built passenger and cargo aircraft, developed as an improvement on the earlier Douglas DC-3 and Lisunov Li-2, both of which were widely used in the Soviet Union and their satellite nations. The American Grumman HU-16 Albatross was an amphibian (it could land and take off from both water and land) that was used for air-sea search and rescue, cargo transport, personnel transport, and many other purposes.

Find out more about the IL-14 Crate and the HU-16E Albatross.

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, October 21, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017
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