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 this weekend 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!

 

Don't Miss the Next Open Cockpit Weekend

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Open Cockpit: DC-6 Airliner Cockpit

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!

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!

Date

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 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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Open Cockpit: DC-6 Airliner Cockpit
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Look inside this classic airliner!

photo of post-World War II German identity papers
Member Meeting February 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Frank Schueler: An Inspirational Journey from Nazi Germany to Tragedy to Making the Best of Every Situation

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!