Open Cockpit

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 so you can see what a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, helicopter, or other type is like from the inside!

Some of our docents actually flew the same kinds of planes you'll be looking at. 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 event.

Next Open Cockpit Weekends

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: Vertical Flight Weekend - 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!

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!

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    drawing of a hot dog on a bun
    Hot Dog Thursday: May

    Thursday, May 2, 2019Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!

    RA-5C Vigilante jet combat plane in flight, close-up view of cockpit area
    Member Meeting May 2019 - New Location

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019Guest Speaker Michael O-Brien: Innovations of the A-5 Vigilante Carrier Aircraft. At the Sonoma County Office of Education.

    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, 2019Look 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!

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  • Join the Flight Wing

    C-1A Trader of the Pacific Coast Air Museum Flight Wing flying over the Sonoma hills

    Be part of the group that is keeping classic aircraft in the air.

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A FAMILY-FRIENDLY PLACE WITH HISTORY YOU CAN TOUCH!

There’s always something great going on at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. We have Open Cockpit weekends once a month, ┬áspecial events throughout the year, and regular hot dog lunches. We host school field trips, special group tours, birthday parties, and family get-togethers, all among our collection of historic aircraft and educational exhibits.

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