Open Cockpit Days

Open Cockpit Days run from 10 am to 3 pm

Adults and children 6 years and older            $5.00

Children 5 and under                                            Free

Museum members and Active military             Free

During the summer months we sponsor Open Cockpit Days or OCDs.  These family friendly events provide many opportunities for visitors to see inside the cockpits of airplanes, visit with pilots who flew the plans, visit our displays inside the museum and displays in the Air Park.

If you would like to volunteer to help, just call the museum and leave a message for President John Eckley.

Effective June 5th the Prairie Aviation Museum will open it’s air park (adjacent to the museum) to the public.  (We are hopeful that the inside museum will open soon.)  Guests wanting to enter the air park are required to make an appointment.  All state of Illinois COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect.  In light of these difficult times, there will be no charge for admittance.  Guests wishing to attend should call John Eckley at 309-530-2221 to make an appointment.    

May 16 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

June 20 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

July 18 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

August 15 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

September 19 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

October 17 — Open Cockpit Day

     1 pm to 4 pm