Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm -

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the US Coast Guard

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

October 19 & 20 take a look inside two of the aircraft that equipped the big Cold War antagonists: The Soviet Ilyushin IL-14 (NATO codename “Crate”) and the HU-16E Albatross. The IL-14 was a Soviet-built passenger and cargo aircraft, developed as an improvement on the earlier Douglas DC-3 and Lisunov Li-2, both of which were widely used in the Soviet Union and their satellite nations. The American Grumman HU-16 Albatross was an amphibian (it could land and take off from both water and land) that was used for air-sea search and rescue, cargo transport, personnel transport, and many other purposes.

Find out more about the IL-14 Crate and the HU-16E Albatross.

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!

Don’t Miss the Next Open Cockpit Weekend

RF-86F Sabre on the ramp at the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show
Open Cockpit: Korean War Weekend

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019

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 17, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft!

2018 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!

Ilyushin IL-14 Crate
Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Sunday, October 20, 2019

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: Trainer Weekend

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

Look inside some of our classic aircraft!

Open Cockpit: December 14 at Santa Fly-In

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Look inside these historic aircraft!

Date

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Sunday, October 20, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard Museum entry donations apply

UPCOMING EVENTS

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!