Open Cockpit: Vietnam War Weekend

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm -

Look inside some of our most popular aircraft!

Open Cockpit: Vietnam War Weekend

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

On August 17 and 18, take a close look at some of the planes that fought the Vietnam War: the F-4C Phantom II, F-105 Thunderchief, A-4 Skyhawk, F-5 Tiger, EA-6B Prowler, A-6E Intruder, C-1A Trader, UH-1 Huey, H-34 Choctaw, RF-8 Cockpit, A-26 Invader, and HU-16 Albatross.

The F-105F Thunderchief, A-4E Skyhawk, F-5E TigerII, EA-6B Prowler, and A-6E Intruder are all on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida. The C-1A Trader is part of the Flight Wing of the Pacific Coast Air Museum and is an actual airworthy, flying aircraft.

Find out more about each of these aircraft:

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, December 14, 2019

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

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

Look inside these classic helicopters!

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 18, 2020 - Sunday, April 19, 2020

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 16, 2020 - Sunday, May 17, 2020

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: Vertical Flight Weekend - AV-8C Harrier

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - Sunday, June 21, 2020

Get a close look inside this famous VSTOL jump jet!

Date

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - Sunday, August 16, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION

One Air Museum Way

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COST

Standard entry donations apply

UPCOMING EVENTS

Open Cockpit: December 14 at Santa Fly-In
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Look inside these historic aircraft!

Santa Fly-In
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Watch Santa Claus land at the Museum in a helicopter!

Member Meeting December 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Holiday potluck party, and a chance to recognize those who have contributed in 2019!