Open Cockpit: Supersonic Weekend

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm -

Look inside the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator, the F-106 Delta Dart, the F-4C Phantom II, and the T-38 Talon!

Supersonic Weekend

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

On May 19-20 we present four planes noted for their supersonic speed: The F-4C Phantom II, the F-106 Delta Dart, the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator, and the T-38 Talon trainer. The F-4C was a front-line fighter and tactical aircraft for several decades, the F-106 was the fastest single-engine aircraft ever, the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator helped train US Navy aviators, and the T-38 Talon was the Air Force plane that gave countless pilots their introduction to supersonic flight.

The Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator is loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida.

Our F-4C Phantom II #64-823 flew on the famous Operation Bolo mission during the Vietnam War. Find out more about this plane, and about the F-106 Delta Dart, the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator, and the T-38 Talon.

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!

Saturday May 19 Only: Celebrating the Living Historians of World War II and Korea

On Saturday May 19, you can meet the veterans who fought World War II and the Korean War. Thirty to forty of these heroes will be on hand to talk to you about their experiences, share their stories, and show you their memorabilia. This once-a-year event takes place May 19, and admission is free. Learn more.

Don’t Miss the Next Open Cockpit Weekend

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!

F-14 Tomcat on the ramp at the Pacific Coast Air Museum, viewed from directly ahead and slightly to the right.

Open Cockpit: Top Gun Weekend

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018

Look inside the F-5E Tiger II, F-16N Viper, and the mighty Grumman F-14A Tomcat!

close-up view of the cockpit area of the F-106 Delta Dart, with canopy up and a visitor looking inside

Open Cockpit: Supersonic Weekend

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

Look inside the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator, the F-106 Delta Dart, the F-4C Phantom II, and the T-38 Talon!

nose of the AV-8C Hawker Harrier parked on the ramp at an airport

Open Cockpit: AV-8C Harrier

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018

Get a close look inside one or more of our historic aircraft!

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!

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Sunday, August 19, 2018

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft!

Date

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 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!

drawing of a hot dog on a bun
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!