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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.

15FebruarySaturday
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Open Cockpit: DC-6 Airliner Cockpit

Time: Saturday, February 15, 2020February 15, 2020 - 10:00 am - February 16, 2020 - 10:00 am / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
DC-6 Airliner Look inside this vintage aircraft, and learn about its history from the crew who has lovingly restored
21MarchSaturday
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Open Cockpit: Vertical Lift – H-34 Choctaw and UH-1H Huey Helicopters

Time: Saturday, March 21, 2020March 21, 2020 - 10:00 am - March 22, 2020 - 10:00 am / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
H-34 Choctaw Helicopter and UH-1H Huey Helicopter Look inside these vintage aircraft, and learn about their history from the
18AprilSaturday
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Open Cockpit: Top Gun Weekend

Time: Saturday, April 18, 2020April 18, 2020 - 10:00 am - April 19, 2020 - 10:00 am / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
Top Gun Weekend Look into the cockpits of these vintage aircraft and learn about their history from the crews
16MaySaturday
Tour

Supersonic Weekend

Time: Saturday, May 16, 2020May 16, 2020 - 10:00 am - May 17, 2020 - 10:00 am / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
Supersonic Weekend Look inside these vintage aircraft, and learn about their history from the crews who have lovingly restored
20JuneSaturday
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Open Cockpit: Vertical Flight Weekend – AV-8C Harrier

Time: Saturday, June 20, 2020June 20, 2020 - 10:00 am - June 21, 2020 - 10:00 am / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
Vertical Flight: AV-8C Hawker Harrier The June 15 and 16 Open Cockpit weekend features the AV-8C Harrier! The Harrier
21NovemberSaturday
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Open Cockpit: Trainer Weekend

Time: Saturday, November 21, 2020November 21, 2020 - 10:00 am - December 22, 2019 - 10:00 am / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
Look Inside these vintage aircraft, and learn about their history from the crews who have lovingly restored them. November
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