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.