Open Cockpit: Public Heroes Weekend, September 16-17

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: September 2017

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

On September 16 & 17, take a look inside two aircraft whose heroic crews used them to save lives, protect property, and promote the overall public welfare throughout California and the American West. This month we are honoring the unsung heroes who are always standing by to attack fires from the air and to evacuate the sick and injured from car accidents and other disasters. Come and take a look at some of the aircraft that make it possible for us to live our lives in great safety and confidence, knowing that when the worst happens a competent and dedicated aviator can be on hand within minutes to help us.

This month, you'll see inside Tanker 84, a former US Navy S-2A antisubmarine aircraft converted by the California Department of Forestry to drop fire retardant on wildfires. You'll also see inside the REACH air ambulance helicopter, which was used for years to evacuate injured people from accident scenes and to transport critically ill patients between hospitals. 

Find out more about the S-2A Tracker aerial tanker. The REACH air ambulance helicopter is so new to our collection that we don't have a web page dedicated to it yet!

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: 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, September 16, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
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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2017 Toys for Tots Donation Drive
Monday, November 13, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017

PCAM and Marine Corps League Detachment 686 are collecting toys for fire victims. Donate and get a free Museum admission!

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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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20% Off at PCAM Gift Shop on Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Friday, November 24, 2017 - Sunday, November 26, 2017

Only November 24, 25, & 26!