ATWATER — Castle Air Museum will open the cockpits of its historic aircraft on Sunday for an intimate viewing by the public that happens just twice a year.
The annual Fall Open Cockpit Day, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will give people an up-close look at 30 of the museum's 60 restored vintage military aircraft.
In addition to aircraft that show nearly 75 years of aviation history, helicopter rides will be available and there will be law enforcement displays.
The children can enjoy bounce houses and snack on bomber burgers and hot dogs.
Castle Air Museum, which opened in June 1981, displays restored aircraft from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War era.
Castle Air Museum holds an Open Cockpit Day in May for Memorial Day and September for Labor Day.
Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, $30 for a family of four, and $5 for youth from ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and younger and active-duty military personnel with ID are admitted free.
For more information, call (209) 723-2178 or go to www.castleairmuseum.org.