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Open Cockpit: Vertical Lift Weekend – H-34 Choctaw and UH-1H Huey Helicopters

  • Pacific Coast Air Museum One Air Museum Way Santa Rosa, CA, 95403 United States (map)

Look inside these classic helicopters!

Look inside these vintage aircraft, and learn about their history from the crews who have lovingly restored them.

These classic utility helicopters played many roles in the military and civilian life, and continue to see regular use around the world today!

The H-34 was the last of the really powerful piston-engined helicopters built in the US. It saw extensive use as a submarine chaser, utility/liaison, troop transport, airborne ambulance, cargo ship, and even gunship. This one served with Air America during the Vietnam War. Find out more about the H-34 Choctaw.

The UH-1H Huey was the workhorse of the US military during the Vietnam conflict. It gained fame as a troop transport, air ambulance, gunship, and in many other roles. This particular aircraft served in Vietnam and later served stateside with the Army Reserves and Air National Guard. Find out more about the UH-1H Huey.

Open Cockpit weekends at the Pacific Coast Air Museum are your chance to get up close to selected aircraft and look inside. We raise the canopies and open the doors to give you an unobstructed view so you can see what a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, helicopter, or other type is like from the inside!