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Open Cockpits

Open Cockpits at the Air Zoo

Presented by William Blair

Visit the Air Zoo each weekend in February for your chance to get up close and personal with some of your most beloved aircraft! Air Zoo guests will have the unique opportunity to view or sit* in the cockpits of some of the most famous aircraft in history! Don't miss this amazing chance to "climb behind the stick" and get a true "pilot's eye" view of history!

The Air Zoo's open cockpit experience is INCLUDED with your paid admission and offers great photo opportunities.

*RESTRICTIONS: Due to the varying engineering and design elements, a weight restriction of 250 pounds is placed on each aircraft. Visitors must also have the ability to enter and exit the aircraft unassisted. Children wishing to sit in the aircraft must be supervised by their parents/guardians. Some cockpits are view only.


2023 Schedule:

All Month

SR-71B Blackbird - Flight Innovation Center (View Only)

Rutan VariEze - Flight Discovery Center (View Only)

February 4th - 5th

FG-1D Corsair - Flight Innovation Center
P-39 Airacobra - Flight Innovation Center

February 11th - 12th

P-47 Thunderbolt - Flight Innovation Center
Cirrus VK-30 - Flight Discovery Center

February 18th - 19th

Ford Tri-Motor - Flight Innovation Center
T-28 Trojan - Flight Innovation Center

February 25th - 26th

AD-4 Skyraider - Flight Innovation Center
G-73 Mallard
- Flight Discovery Center

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