Open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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.

18JulySaturday
RF-86F on the field at the Pacific Coast Air Museum
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Open Cockpit: Korean War Weekend

Time: Saturday, July 18, 2020July 18, 2020 - 10:00 am - July 19, 2020 - 10:00 am / One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa
KoreanWar Weekend Look into the cockpits of these vintage aircraft, and learn about their history from the crews who
15AugustSaturday
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Open Cockpit: Vietnam War Weekend

Time: Saturday, August 15, 2020August 15, 2020 - 10:00 am - August 16, 2020 - 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. On August
17OctoberSaturday
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Open Cockpit: Russians vs. the Us Coast Guard

Time: Saturday, October 17, 2020October 17, 2020 - 10:00 am - October 18, 2020 - 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. October 19 &
21NovemberSaturday
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Open Cockpit – November: 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. These
19DecemberSaturday
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Open Cockpit: Santa Fly-In December 2020

Time: Saturday, December 19, 202010:00 am - 2:00 pm / Pacific Coast Air Museum, One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa 95403
Open Cockpit during Santa Fly-In: December 2020 The December 2020 Open Cockpit weekend takes place during our annual Santa

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