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.

This month 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!

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! September 23, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Free Day at the Pacific Coast Air Museum when you download your ticket in advance!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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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, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum entry donations apply.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile on a launcher on display at a US Air Force base
Member Meeting September 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The SA-2 SAM and the North Vietnam Air War

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! September 23, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Free Day at the Pacific Coast Air Museum when you download your ticket in advance!

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Hot Dog Thursday: October
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Last chance this season! Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!