Open Cockpit


Join us for Open Cockpit Day at the Oakland Aviation Museum. 

Sit in a Korean War MiG-15 and feel what it would have been like to fly for the "other side" in America's first war of the Jet Age. Get a glimpse of the training involved for Naval Flight Officers in the 1970s in our Navy A-6 simulator trailer. Imagine yourself taking off and landing on a carrier deck in the Navy A-3 Sky Warrior.


Open Cockpit Day is a tri-annual event when a handful of the museums planes open up including our famous aircraft including A-3 Skywarrior, A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair and sit in a Harrier, Mig-15, ¾ replica of a Mustang P-51, Cessna 0-2, T-39 Business Jet, Glasair and Ercoupe. And lets not forget the Short Solent Mk 111 Flying Boat that was featured in 'Indian Jones and the Lost Ark' that opens up for specialty tours during the day for an additional fee sold on the day. 

Need a more immersive experience for an additional fee on the day, take some time to join us for a flight in the F-18 Hornet and the Cessna 172! Jump in a simulator and take it on a ride!

More specific information about each event can be found below. 

  • Sun, Sep 13
    Oakland Aviation Museum
    Sep 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Oakland Aviation Museum, 8252 Earhart Rd, Oakland, CA 94621, USA
    Open Cockpit Day is held 3 times a year, when the museum's visitors can view our famous aircraft including , A-3 Skywarrior, A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, and a Mig 15
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Wed-Sun: 10a - 4p


8252 Earhart Rd, Oakland, CA 94621


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