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Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend

Whilst visiting the Sunshine Coast, take a tour to the famous Queensland Air Museum to see its unique collection.

If you visit during July, make sure to come to the Open Cockpit weekend, where you can sit inside many of the historic planes within the museum.

Open Cockpit Weekend 2022, Engines, Prices, QAM Caloundra, Qld

With many interactive displays, exhibits and aircraft machinery, this fantastic museum has an extensive range of aircraft memorabilia from the 20th century and beyond. Come for a tour of the museum, where you will be treated to many historic aircraft, helicopters, gliders, machinery, artefacts, photographs and books.

The museum’s aircraft collection comprises a large variety of aircraft types representing many aspects of aviation, including military aircraft from the RAAF, RAN, Australian Army and RAF, passenger aircraft from Ansett Airlines, Queensland Airlines and Airlines of Tasmania. There is also a range of agricultural aircraft, training aircraft and helicopters. During the Open Cockpit Weekend, visitors can sit inside an iconic F-111 and a 1937 vintage Douglas DC-3.

The museum collection also has many displays which delve into the rich aviation history of Australia. Many exhibits are on display, including Charles Kingsford Smith, Women in Aviation, Pathfinder Force, Korean War, Vietnam War, British Pacific Commonwealth Airlines, Ansett Airlines, Qantas Airways, Calair, The Flight Data Recorder and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

This event is also great for the kids as there is a jumping castle, sausage sizzle, live music and fairy floss available.

So come and check out the Queensland Air Museum on your next trip to the Sunshine Coast!


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Child: $10
Adult: $20
Concession: $15
Family (2Ad + 3Ch): $40

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