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May 2017

Open Cockpit Weekend – Day Two

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Four of our vintage warbirds will have their cockpits open so visitors can climb inside. Be sure and bring your camera!  Climb and sit in the cockpit of these vintage airplanes: the F4U Corsair, the P-40 Warhawk, the P-47 Thunderbolt and the Wildcat. All the airplanes will be inside climate controlled hangars. Included with regular museum admission, and of course, Palm Springs Air Museums get in free.

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Open Cockpit Weekend – Last Day!

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Last day for visitors and members to get a chance to sit in four vintage aircraft!  The cockpits of the Corsair, the P-40 Warhawk, the P-47 Thunderbolt and the Wildcat will be open inside the climate controlled hangars! Physical restrictions do apply, remember to bring your camera and wear loose clothing and rubber soled shoes. Included with regular museum admission.  

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Tigercat Open Cockpit

May 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of the vintage Grumman Tigercat. Loose clothing and rubber soled shoes recommended. Physical restrictions apply. Included with museum admission.

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Opening of New Maj. Gen. Kenneth P. Miles Hangar

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:15 am

Ribbon cutting at 11 am – be among the first to experience the new Korean and Vietnam War hangar, named after Major General Kenneth P. Miles. Other sponsors include Ed and Mona Sher, John Nocita, and Toyota Motors of North America. Entrance is included with regular museum admission.

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Rides For Sale – Marine B-25 PBJ Mitchell Bomber

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - May 29 @ 5:00 pm

Ride aboard the only remaining airworthy Marine B-25/PBJ Bomber in the world. $395 rear seats; $595 front seats, after paying museum admission. Call 805-482-0064 to book a seat or visit CAFSOCAL.com

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Norman Lawrence Sirota D-Day Gliders Display Opening Reception

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Celebrate the opening of our latest permanent exhibit, sponsored by the family of Norman Lawrence Sirota. This one of a kind exhibit showcases the “Silent Wing” glider planes used in eight of the largest assaults during World War Two, including the assault over Normandy on the eve of D-Day. Wine and cheese reception included with regular museum admission.

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Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum.This year’s 1 PM Ceremony commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.  2nd Lt. Aden Jones was the bombardier on the 3rd plane out of 16 that participated in the Doolittle Raid. Jones passed away before the US Government awarded Congressional Gold Medals to the Doolittle Raiders in April of 2015. We are honored to be able to present the Congressional Gold Medal to Lt. Jones’ sister,…

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Norman Lawrence Sirota D-Day Gliders’ Exhibit Now Open

May 30 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Norman Lawrence Sirota D-Day Gliders’ Exhibit is now open, and is included with regular museum admission. This exhibit is a one of a kind display detailing the exploits of the silent Gliders that were used in eight of the largest Allied assaults during World War Two, including the landing at Normandy just before D-Day. There is a real training glider hanging above the exhibit, and a reconstructed interior of the gliders that were used. These gliders carried troops, sometimes…

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June 2017

P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

June 17 @ 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-47 Thunderbolt, inside an air conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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Fathers’ Day – Dads Get In Free with Accompanying Paid Admission

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Honor your dad by taking him to the Palm Springs Air Museum. Dads get in free with accompanying paid admission, whether the companion is 6 or 60! The Palm Springs Air Museum is a great hang out for Dad on his Special Day. Four climate controlled hangars filled with displays and aircraft to delight history and military buffs. The Museum contains 59 flying and static aircraft. Allow at least 3 hours to really see and explore everything.

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