How often do you get a chance to channel your inner bush pilot or soar like a cold war era jet jockey?

The Alberta Aviation Museum will provide closet aviators just that opportunity this weekend at its fourth annual Open Cockpit Day.

More than 10 aircraft will be open to the public, including the Noorduyn Norseman bush plane, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, a Fleet Cannuck, F-86 Sabre and CF 104 Starfighter. You can also fly a number of flight simulators, including our classic DC-6 four-engine airliner.

It’s a unique opportunity to learn about Alberta’s fascinating aviation history from the cockpit of the very aircraft that opened up the North and made Edmonton a centre of aviation excellence.

And for those whose passion tends to wheels over wings, we also have a replica Back to the Future DeLorean making a special appearance.

Kids activities, food truck and special displays all add up to a full day of family fun.


When: Saturday September 15, 10am to 5pm

Where: Alberta AviationMuseum, 11410 Kingway NW