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February 2017

MUSEUM CLOSED DURING DAY FOR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

February 17
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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20th Anniversary Gala –

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  Annual Gala: Hosted cocktails and appetizers, plus program, dinner and entertainment.  $395 per person, table sponsorships available start at $3950, up through $25,000. Contact Carol: 760-482-1836 or email membership@PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org

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Dr. Ed Gordon – Explaining Hitler and the Third Reich

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Distinguished historian and lecturer Dr. Edward Gordon presents “Explaining Hitler and the Third Reich.” Since the end of World War Two, historians have sought to explain how Adolf Hitler was able to seize the reins of power in Germany. How did he inspire such persistent loyalty and devotion? Why did a nation of cultured and well-educated people embrace the monstrous Nazi regime which implemented the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust and the brutal occupation of Europe? In this program, historian…

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March 2017

“The Hun” – the North American F-100 Super Sabre

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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The North American F-100 Super Sabre was an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1971. The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight. This fascinating program will cover the its early development and its work with SAC, TAC and the Thunderbirds. We all also delve into its deployments during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Cold…

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Liberty Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B – $75 adults, $50 children ($70 online advance booking)

March 7 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Come see this unique airplane with three motors, arriving March 7 and on display through March 16. Book a Flight March 16, 17, 18 or 19, enjoy an unforgettable experience aboard one of the few remaining airworthy Ford Tri-Motors in the world. You won’t want to miss the “Tin Goose” when it visits. Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age. A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back…

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F-104 Starfighter Open Cockpit

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird, in the comfort of an air conditioned hangar. Today’s open cockpit is the F-104 Starfighter. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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An Airplane Named Terry: Flyboys and their War Brides

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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While hundreds of bright yellow aircraft of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan scrolled Canadian skies during the Second World War, the influx of trainees altered the nation’s social landscape. Of 130,000 graduates, 4,000 foreign “flyboys” earned wings–and wives—while in training. For their brides a new husband meant a one-way ocean passage to a distant land. Join artist, Bev Tosh, the daughter of a New Zealand military pilot and his Canadian war bride, for a fascinating presentation on this untold…

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Canadian Military Tribute: The Canadian Air Force in the Gulf War, Kosovo, and Afghanistan

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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   Since the Second World War, Canadian defense policy has consistently stressed three overarching objectives: the defense of Canada itself, the defense of North America in cooperation with US forces, and contributing to broader international security. During the Cold War, a principal focus of Canadian defense policy was contributing to the security of Europe in the face of the Soviet military threat. However, since the end of the Cold War, the Canadian military has also become more deeply engaged in…

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P-40 Warhawk Open Cockpit

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Sit inside the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today’s open cockpit is the P-40 Warhawk, inside an air conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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Dr. Ed Gordon – Hitler’s Willing Collaborators

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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   Since the Second World War, the names Quisling and Leval have become synonymous with the word “traitor.” Yet during the 1930s many right-wing fanatics across the European continent participated in Nazi political movements. Even in the United States, the German-American bund supported Adolf Hitler’s goals and policies. In 1939 at the beginning of World War Two, Pan-Nazi parties were willing collaborators in the Nazi occupation of Europe. Over the course of the war, 1.5 million non-Germans volunteered to fight…

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