Oakland Aviation Museum Open Cockpit Days-Oakland Aviation Museum (OAM)

OAM Open Cockpit Days

A Special Day of Fun at Oakland Aviation Museum
Beginning at Noon - Buckle Up For Action
You're the Aircraft Commander

People of All Ages!
  • 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 is when the museum’s visitors can view 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,The Short Solent Mk 111. Flying Boat exhibit will be open for limited tours, $7 per person. (No free admission during Open Cockpit Day)
• Activities during Open Cockpit include Flight- Next Generation Flight Simulation ($10 for 10 minutes) Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
• OAM will have the F/A -18 Hornet Flight Simulator operational using a VR headset or by viewing on a monitor. ($20 for 20 minutes)

Open Cockpit Day 2018 Schedule
Sunday March 18, 2018 12 noon -4pm
Sunday June 17, 2018 (Father’s Day) 12 noon-4pm
Sunday September 9, 2018. 12 noon -4pm
Please note - not all aircraft are open and visitors may sit in select aircraft.

A food vendor and eating area will be set up so you can spend the day and have lunch.

Open Cockpit Day invites museum visitors to sit in various aircraft.
Refreshments are available for purchase.

Spend The Day With Us On Open Cockpit Days
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, there will be no tours through the Short Solent Mk 111. The exhibit will be closed.



Open Cockpit Days are BLACKOUT DAYS
Amazon.com passes and Groupon passes are NOT accepted on these days.

Family Memberships accepted on Open Cockpit Days