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January 2017

Corsair Open Cockpit

January 28 @ 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. Today’s open cockpit is the Corsair, inside an air conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Oswald Boelcke: Germany’s First Fighter ACE Pilot and Father of Air Combat

January 28 @ 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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Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, leadership, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare. Paving the way for modern air forces across the world with his pioneering tactics, Boelcke had a dramatic effect on his contemporaries. Boelcke even gained the admiration of his enemies. This presentation will appeal to enthusiasts of…

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February 2017

P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

February 4 @ 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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Beyond the Call of Duty: Tuskegee Airmen Tribute

February 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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From Tuskegee, Alabama to the skies over North Africa and Italy, the Tuskegee Airmen served beyond the call of duty to defend our sometimes less than grateful nation. Come and learn their story, see the planes they flew and meet a few of the men who gave and taught us so much.

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Open Cockpit: AT-6 Texan

February 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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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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100th Bomb Group Reunion

February 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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Nicknamed the “Bloody 100th”, this World War Two bomb group (proud member of the 8th Air Force) suffered tremendously high losses at the hands of those defending the Nazi occupied continent of Europe during the war. Every year the surviving members gather here at the Air Museum to share their experiences and pass along their memories of flack-filled skies and the rumbling sounds of B-17s in flight.  Presenter: Bob Wolff – included with regular museum admission

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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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P-40 Warhawk Open Cockpit

February 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 – 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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