Calling all aviator enthusiasts…on Saturday, May 21 the Aerospace Museum of California will be holding an Open Cockpit Day with free admission to all. Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank to honor our military service veterans, the event is fittingly being held on Armed Force Day.
More than 20 aircraft will be open for viewing and many of those aircraft guests can sit in the cockpit and imagine flying a mission. Crew chiefs will be at the aircraft to talk about the history and missions of each aircraft that is open, and docents will be in the museum to answer questions and talk about our exhibits.
There will also be representatives from the George “Spanky” Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. In addition, the Mather Modelers are bringing various types of model airplanes and there will be WW II re-enactors with displays.
You also won’t want to miss the museum’s popular Flight Zone, where guests 5th grade and older get to learn to what it’s like to pilot an aircraft by flying a professional flight simulator. The Flight Zone will be open to view to all guests with a minimal $5 charge for 5th grade to adult visitors who want to experience this 15 minute flight lesson.
Open Cockpit Day will run from 10am-5pm this Saturday. For more information on the Aerospace Museum, visit aerospaceca.org.
Photo courtesy of Mark E. Loper Aviation Photography