I mapped out the directions to the museum before coming and while I don't live in Oakland I've been in that area before, but I got confused and a bit lost trying to find the place. Give yourself some time as it's located near the airport on a side road and tricky to get to. Parking is free and relatively abundant.
On Sundays they offer tours of the Solent Flying Boat, which as others have pointed out was in Raiders of the Lost Ark. You have to pay an additional fee to tour the boat but it's fascinating to see how people traveled 60 years ago. One thing the guide pointed out is that the boat was not pressurized, so it never flew above 10,000 feet, and it used to take five days to get from England down to South Africa. Sounds like an exotic time of travel. Getting from the passenger cabin to the cockpit was a bit of a acrobatic experience; be prepared to slide and climb and wiggle through a weird small space. I'm not really an aviation buff but enjoyed this museum. One of the other guests on the tour was retired Navy Aviation and he offered some interesting comments on the fighter craft outside. Sounded like he intends to volunteer, so you may also get the benefit of his experience during your visit. Definitely good for kids and families.
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