Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard

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 20 & 21 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: December 8 at Santa Fly-In

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Look inside these historic aircraft!

Date

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum entry donations apply

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Open Cockpit: December 8 at Santa Fly-In
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Look inside these historic aircraft!

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Santa Fly-In
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Watch Santa Claus land at the Museum in a helicopter!