The Alberta Aviation Museum presents Open Cockpit Day on September 10th, the one day of the year where people of all ages can experience unique and rare historical aircraft up-close and personal in the pilot’s seat.
The museum invites all to its authentic WWII air hangar to take in amiskwaciy Academy’s ê-pimihâyahk (we are all flying together) exhibit and learn about sustainability and the biology of flight at the YEG Honeycomb Resident Beehives too. Visitors will also see fire trucks, service transports, military vehicles and flight simulators, and enjoy special guests from the Edmonton Flying club, 504 Blatchford Field Air Cadets and Vets Canada.
No Open Cockpit is complete without the first-hand experience of sitting in the captain’s seat of a historical aircraft. This special celebration will see the museum open almost a dozen of its aircraft to the public. Some include:
NOORDUYN NORSEMAN IV
LOCKHEED TF-104G STARFIGHTER
FLEET MODEL 80 CANUCK
BEECHCRAFT EXPEDITOR 3NM (MODEL 18)
CANADAIR CT-133 SILVER STAR MK. 3AT
PIPER PA-18 SUPER CUB
DE HAVILLAND DH.82C TIGER MOTH
Food trucks, photo booths, and family scavenger hunts with prizes will also be available throughout the day.
Advance tickets on on-sale now! SKIP THE LINES and pre-purchase your tickets online between now and September 10th.
Special event ticket pricing is in effect at $20/adults, $17/students/seniors, $15.50/youth 13-17, $14.50/children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.