Open Cockpit: Supersonic Weekend

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

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Open Cockpit: December 8 at Santa Fly-In

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Look inside these historic 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

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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!