Open Cockpit: Vertical Lift Weekend – H-34 Choctaw and UH-1H Huey Helicopters

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm -

Look inside these classic helicopters!

H-34 Choctaw Helicopter and UH-1H Huey Helicopter

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

These classic utility helicopters played many roles in the military and civilian life, and continue to see regular use around the world today!

The H-34 was the last of the really powerful piston-engined helicopters built in the US. It saw extensive use as a submarine chaser, utility/liaison, troop transport, airborne ambulance, cargo ship, and even gunship. This one served with Air America during the Vietnam War. Find out more about the H-34 Choctaw.

The UH-1H Huey was the workhorse of the US military during the Vietnam conflict. It gained fame as a troop transport, air ambulance, gunship, and in many other roles. This particular aircraft served in Vietnam and later served stateside with the Army Reserves and Air National Guard. Find out more about the UH-1H Huey.

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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Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

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Look inside these historic aircraft!

Date

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019
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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Hot Dog Thursday: September
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!

2019 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show Logo
Wings Over Wine Country Air Show Sept 28-29
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019

The best family fun in the North Bay! Spectacular performers and static display aircraft!

drawing of a hot dog on a bun
Hot Dog Thursday: October
Thursday, October 3, 2019

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