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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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! September 23, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Free Day at the Pacific Coast Air Museum when you download your ticket in advance!

Ilyushin IL-14 Crate
Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard, October 21-22

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

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: Acemaker Weekend, November 18-19

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Open Cockpit: December 16

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Look inside these historic aircraft!

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

SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile on a launcher on display at a US Air Force base
Member Meeting September 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The SA-2 SAM and the North Vietnam Air War

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! September 23, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Free Day at the Pacific Coast Air Museum when you download your ticket in advance!

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Hot Dog Thursday: October
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Last chance this season! Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!