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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, then 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 2020 – Engines, Prices, QAM Caloundra, Qld

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

The museum’s aircraft collection is made up of a large variety of aircraft types that represent 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. There are a number of exhibits 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!

Event Dates

TBA - July 2020

Event Times



Queensland Air Museum


7 Pathfinder Drive
Caloundra West, QLD

Contact Details

(07) 5492 5930




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