Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard

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

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

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, August 19-20

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – Sunday, August 20, 2017

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft!

A man with young children stand atop a metal air stair and look into the cockpit of a historic jet fighter aircraft

Open Cockpit: September 16-17

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

Ilyushin IL-14 Crate

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Climb Aboard 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

See Santa Claus arrive in a helicopter and get a look inside some of our classic 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

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!

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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!