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07-03-2012, 08:25 PM

The Kansas Aviation Museum in association with the Newark Air Museum is hosting the first ever Cockpit-Fest USA this September 29th/30th in Wichita, Kansas, the Air Capitol of the world.

All private individuals and museums are invited to bring your cockpits and simulators for outdoor display during this 2 day event that coincides with the McConnell AFB air show featuring the USAF Thunderbirds. An indoor exhibit area will also be provided for instrument panel displays. Aircraft simulators will be available to the public for flight.

* Free exhibitor registration
* Private Friday night Cockpit-Fest USA exhibitor party with tour of museum aircraft
* Exhibitor prizes
* Exhibitors allowed to charge the public to sit in their cockpit
* Hosted at the Kansas Aviation Museum situated adjacent to McConnell AFB
*See the 707 cockpit interior used in the ABC TV show “Pan Am”.
* Located next to Spirit AeroSystems where all 737 fuselages and Dreamliner cockpits are manufactured
* Watch the air show aerial performances

Photos of the previous Newark Air Museum Cockpit-Fests are here;


The cockpits attending include a 737-200 cockpit, AH-1 Cobra simulator, DC-8 simulator, F-4 Phantom simulators, B-52 Stratofortress cockpit, F-16 Fighting Falcon simulator, F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit, F-8 Crusader cockpit, F-5 Freedom Fighter Cockpit, F-84F Thunderstreak Cockpit, F-111 Cockpit, F-15A Eagle cockpit, and more.

Visit http://www.kansasaviationmuseum.org/cockpitfest.php for museum and event info.

Email HeritageAviation@yahoo.com to register.

The official Cockpit-Fest forum is at http://cockpitfest.21.forumer.com/

Here is a morning TV show talking about Cockpit-Fest USA. http://youtu.be/qarhENyyu4Y

Regular admission prices apply for the general public.

The Kansas Aviation Museum
3350 South George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210

Below are some of the cockpits confirmed to attend.











News update, the 707 cockpit interior used for the ABC TV Series "Pan Am" will be on display at Cockpit-Fest USA. There will also be a B-29 gunners station and turret on display


07-11-2012, 02:44 PM
Here is a morning TV show talking about the event.

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07-30-2012, 01:45 PM
The official grand awards have been announced!

Stearman Best Aircraft Cockpit Award (win an actual Stearman biplane Flight)
Flight Safety Best Sim Cockpit Award (win Level D sim time at Flight Safety Hawker)

08-16-2012, 09:11 AM
Cockpit-Fest USA lodging info:

Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
South Rock Road Wichita, KS 67207
(316) 686-7131
Kansas Aviation Museum
Cockpit-Fest discount rate at Holiday Inn is $86.00

Just slightly down
the road is Econo Lodge.
8302 E Kellogg Dr Wichita, KS 67207

08-16-2012, 09:13 AM
Here are two more cockpits confirmed to attend. :)