Visitors will have the opportunity to sit in the seat, man the controls, and really feel the history of World War II fighters and modern-day jet fighters at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s second Open Cockpit Day, Saturday, October 12, 9am to 5pm. The event is free with paid Museum admission and free for Museum Members.


A partnership with Honolulu Community College allows guests of all ages to “Explore the World of Aviation” through hands-on activities and pop-up exhibits related to avionics, aeronautics, automotive, engineering, fire science, welding and remote controlled aircraft.  The Birds of Paradise Air Show Team will exhibit aerobatic remote controlled flying. The General Aviation Council of Hawai’i (GACH) will also be on hand.

Guests younger than 10 years of age will require parental supervision to climb up and into the aircraft. Guests must also be able to climb boarding stairs and in to a cockpit, to participate. Museum visitors are invited to bring cameras and the Museum staff will do the rest. Pilot’s gear, the Museum’s vintage aircraft, and meetings with aviation heroes will create a unique family day.

Download a free flight simulator coupon and purchase tickets online at Phone 808-441-1007 for more information or email

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is open 9am to 5pm daily and is accessed by shuttles from the USS Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.  A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, O’ahu, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818.

Story adapted from the Pacific Aviation Museum press release.