Seasonal Event

Open Cockpit Day
March-November—Every third Saturday

On every third Saturday of the month, between March and November, the museum opens up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. These aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available.


Open Cockpit Day

Event Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

The Air Mobility Command Museum is starting its 2016 Open Cockpit Day on Saturday, March 19. This event is repeated every third Saturday of the month through November.

Open Cockpit Day provides the public full access to many of the museum’s aircraft from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available. Tour guides are stationed in the open aircraft to describe the history of the planes and their missions. They are often retired crew members of these airplanes so their descriptions are from personal experience and bring the aircraft to life for visitors.

For more information please email Mike Leister, Director. You may request a tour of an aircraft on a day other than Open Cockpit Day by emailing Paul George, Tour Scheduler. (Aircraft that may not be toured: A-26, B-17 (physically fit DVs only), C-45, CG-4A, HH-43, F-101, F-106, TG-4, BT-13, PT-17, and T-33)

AMCM 30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary – Festival of Flight

Event Date: Multiple dates, check below
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902
Quick Overview
Date Event Time
Fri, Sep 23rd Party, raffle, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer, live jazz music, and special guest 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ($100)
Sat, Sep 24th &
Sun, Sep 25th
Tour 20+ AMCM aircraft, DAFB static displays, reenactors, food vendors, and special guests 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Free Admission)

Celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary at our biggest event ever—a three-day-long Festival of Flight! The fun starts on Friday, September 23rd, with an exclusive party and raffle. Each $100 ticket holder has a chance to win one of many unique prizes. Click here to learn more.

The festival continues on Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th. As usual, admission to the museum is free. You and your family will enjoy a unique opportunity to tour over 20 of our aircraft. Meet reenactors, take a break with various food vendors, and see special guests.

A special appearance at the museum, generously provided by Team Dover, will be a C-17 Globemaster III and C-5M Super Galaxy. Here’s your chance to see inside these airlift aircraft that fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States. Check out the differences between the museum’s retired C-5A Galaxy and the modern Super Galaxy.

Festival of Flight Party

Your ticket to the Friday, September 23rd, Festival of Flight party includes admission for two, one entry into the raffle, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer, live jazz music by the Milford Community Band, and special guest Lt Gen William Welser III, USAF (Ret), former DAFB Wing Commander. All proceeds benefit the AMC Museum Foundation.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at the Air Mobility Command Museum Store, or from our online store. (If you’re interested in being a sponsor, please click here.)

The party starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. The raffle drawings begin at 7:30 p.m. Dress is party festive. You do not have to be present to win.

Raffle Prizes:

  • Grand Prize—Round-trip limo ride to New Jersey for an aircraft flight up the Hudson River and around the Statue of Liberty for two people
  • First Prize—Flight for two in the award-winning B-25 bomber “Panchito” during Oct 1, 2016 Wings and Wheels airshow at Georgetown, DE
  • Sightseeing flight, Looking for Eagles, for one in a 1941 Army PT-17 Stearman (open cockpit bi-plane)
  • Sightseeing flight, Looking for Ospreys, for one in a 1941 Army PT-17 Stearman
  • Sightseeing flight, Sassafras/Chester Rivers, for one in a 1941 Navy PT-17 Stearman
  • Sightseeing flight, Delmarva low-level, for one in a 1939 J-3 Cub (Army Air Force markings)
  • Sightseeing flight, Delmarva low-level, for one in a 1947 USAF L-16 Grasshopper (observation plane)
  • Sightseeing flight, Looking for Eagles and Ospreys, for one in a 1947 USAF L-16 Grasshopper
  • Sightseeing flight, Low and Slow, for one in a Moyes Dragonfly (ultra-light aircraft)
  • Sightseeing flight, Soaring over Delmarva, glider flight for one in a Schweizer SGS 2-33
  • Birthday party location for up to 15 children inside the museum’s C-133 Cargomaster (tables, chairs, and sound system provided)
  • Party in the C-5 Galaxy for up to 30 adults for special 30th Anniversary showing of motion picture Top Gun (beer, soda, and popcorn provided)
  • Aerial photo of your house by Mike Baker, C.M. Baker Photography
  • Wine & Cheese party for 12 in the museum’s aircraft control tower (wine and cheese furnished or winner’s option)


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