Annual Gala

The Palm Springs Air Museum annual gala is one of the highlights of the Palm Springs social season. Attendees dance and dine inside the hangars surrounded by vintage aircraft. 2016 was a banner year, with over 600 attendees, and people danced until 10 PM!  Returning gala chairs are Marguerita Maassen-Gilbertson and Linsey Moore-Vandenbos. Event includes hosted cocktails, appetizers, program, gourmet dinner, and dancing.

The 2017 gala will be on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 – our 20th Anniversary! Black tie or military uniform, $395 per person; $3,950 per table up to $25,000 for sponsor tables. Special Celebrity Master of Ceremonies is Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett, Jr.   Entertainment will be by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the renowned and popular swing band. Honorees and theme are “Masters of the Sky”:

Tuskegee Airmen Rusty Burns, Lt. Col. Bob Friend (Ret.) and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, Jr. (Ret.); Four Star General Charles “Chuck” Horner (who will also speak), Col. John Nocita; Lt. Col. Charles Kettles; US Air Force Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt, and Capt. Robert Shoens, B-17 pilot of “Our Gal Sal”

For ticket and sponsor info, call Carol at 760-482-1836 or email

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