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July 2017

F-4 Phantom II Open Cockpit

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Open Cockpit 10:30 am to 12:30 pm – some physical restrictions apply, please wear loose clothing for climbing inside and sitting in the cockpit. Rubber soled shoes also recommended. Open Cockpit occurs inside the hangars, not outside. Included with regular museum admission.

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Early Days of Flight – Children’s Discovery Series

July 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Early Days of Flight curriculum with instructor. Great intro for children to the fascinating world of flight. Child will receive an activities’ booklet. Meet Barnstorming pilot Roscoe Turner and his buddy Gilmore! (Look-a-Like). Activities and materials included with museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Spitfire Supermarine Open Cockpit

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird, in the comfort of an air conditioned hangar. Today’s open cockpit is the Spitfire Supermarine. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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August 2017

Propeller Pursuit Children’s Activities

August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 7 @ 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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11 am to 4 pm through August 7: Did you ever see a flying horse or a tiger with wings? Go on a propeller pursuit, solve the clues and win a prize. Activity and materials included with museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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SEIZED BY THE SUN: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SEIZED BY THE SUN: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins By James W. Ure Chicago Review Press Women of Action Series young adult nonfiction / biography “Part concise history of the WASPs and part unsolved mystery, Seized by the Sun is a long-overdue tribute to a determined and talented young woman as her identity changes from a shy and stuttering society girl to a confident military pilot. A deftly reported, shining portrait of an inspirational…

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P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

August 5 @ 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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Wright Brothers Challenge

August 8 @ 11:00 am - August 12 @ 2:00 pm

Wright Flyer Simulator fly off – Match your flying skills against other kids your own age to see who can achieve the most distance and the longest flight time in the worlds first airplane.

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F-100 Super Sabre Open Cockpit

August 12 @ 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-100 Super Sabre. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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Tuskegee Airman Children’s Discovery Series

August 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum,
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Tuskegee Airman curriculum with instructor. Child will receive an activities’ booklet. Included with museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Open Cockpit: AT-6 Texan

August 19 @ 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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Museum guests are treated to the extra special experience of being allowed to sit at the controls and pose for pictures. From 10:30-12:30 each Saturday all summer long, a selected aircraft will be opened up and made accessible to the public Museum Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions and provide the historical back drop for the aircraft you are sitting in. Guests are strongly cautioned to dress appropriately for climbing into the planes and also reminded not…

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