Held five times a year (remaining 2013 dates 5/4, 7/27, 9/7, 11/2), the museum opens the cockpits of many of the museum airplanes, helicopters and a fire truck. Visitors experience real ‘hands on’ cockpit understanding. They learn more about how pilots fly and what the controls and instrumentations do. Pilots and guides are on hand to answer any questions. Get more Open Cockpit Day info.