Open Cockpit: Korean War Weekend

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm -

Look inside these historic aircraft of the Korean War era!

Open Cockpit: Korean War Weekend and our Wheels & Wings Car Show

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

On July 20 and 21, look inside four of the aircraft that fought the Korean War. The A-16C Invader was an attack aircraft first used in World War II and then used extensively in the Korean conflict. The RF-86F Sabre Jet was the photo reconnaissance version of this superlative first-generation jet fighter. The F-84F Thunderstreak was a swept-wing fighter bomber. And the F-86H Sabre Jet was a more powerful version of the F-86, not actually used during the Korean War but developed at that time to combat the increasingly powerful Eastern-bloc fighters equipping our North Korean opponent.

The RF-86F, F-84F, and F-86H are on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida. 

Find out more about the A-26C InvaderRF-86F Sabre Jet, F-84F Thunderstreak, and F-86H Sabre Jet.

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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Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Sunday, February 17, 2019

Look inside this classic airliner!

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 16, 2019 – Sunday, March 17, 2019

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 20, 2019 – Sunday, April 21, 2019

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 18, 2019 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

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 15, 2019 – Sunday, June 16, 2019

Get a close look inside this famous VSTOL jump jet!


Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft diving straight down and trailing smoke
Air Show Meeting June 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Help Plan the 2019 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show!

Black-and-white in-flight photo of Boeing B-47 Stratojet over clouds
Member Meeting June 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Guest Speaker Larry Scott: B-47 Days - Cold War Training and Missions - At our New Meeting Location

drawing of a hot dog on a bun
Hot Dog Thursday: July
Thursday, July 11, 2019

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