Wednesday-Sunday 10am to 4pm

Open Cockpit

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Get a look inside these historic aircraft!

A Great Kids' Activity

Open Cockpit weekends at the Pacific Coast Air Museum are a great activity for kids and family. We raise the canopies and open the doors to give you an unobstructed view inside a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, or helicopter.

You can even sit inside some of our planes and see what it was like to be the pilot or crew! On some planes, the controls are still hooked up to the control surfaces. So if you move the stick or wheel, you can see the ailerons or elevator move! It’s a great way to learn about how a plane is controlled. 

Some of the docents who guide you into the planes actually flew these very same aircraft. They’ll be happy to tell you all about it.

We have Open Cockpit weekends once a month except January (because of the weather) and September when we have our Air Show. Ordinary Museum entry donations apply.

Click on the events below to get the details about our next Open Cockpit event and join us for some fun at Pacific Coast Air Museum.

20AugustSaturday
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Open Cockpit Weekend: Vietnam Era

Time: Saturday, August 20, 2022August 20, 2022 - 10:00 am - August 21, 2022 - 4:00 pm / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
Vietnam Era feat. the F-4 Phantom, F-105 Thunderchief, A-4 Skyhawk, F-5 Tiger, A-6 Intruder, EA-6B Prowler, C-1A Trader, UH-1
15OctoberSaturday
RF-86F Sabre on the ramp at the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show
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Open Cockpit Weekend: F-86 Sabre and HU-16 Albatross 75th Anniversary

Time: Saturday, October 15, 2022October 15, 2022 - 10:00 am - October 16, 2022 - 4:00 pm / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
F-86 Sabre and HU-16 Albatross 75th Anniversary 10am – 4pm
19NovemberSaturday
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Open Cockpit Weekend: Trainers feat. the T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon, and T-33 Shooting Star

Time: Saturday, November 19, 2022November 19, 2022 - 10:00 am - November 20, 2022 - 4:00 pm / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
Trainers feat. the T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon, and T-33 Shooting Star 10am – 4pm

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