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B-29 Doc History Restored Tour at the Palm Springs Air Museum

The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will head west for the month of September for five tour stops, which will include visits to three historic aviation museums and the 2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show near San Diego, CA. The September tour for B-29 Doc will include the following cities: Pueblo, CO: Sept. 9-11 Chino, CA, Sept. 14-18 San Diego, CA:…

Halloween Themed Chili Cook-Off & Car Show

Be a part of the fun at PSAM’s 13th annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. Burn rubber on over to see some awesome rides and enjoy a tasting of various chili offerings from the Museum volunteers’ secret recipes. It will be a ghoulish feast for the eyes and the tummy. Sponsored by the Desert Classic Car Association.  Museum admission includes…

Return to Normandy: The Story of Flying the ‘Flabob Express’ DC-3 from California to Europe for the 75th Anniversary of D-day

Most pilots don’t jump into a 75-year-old, low-altitude, unpressurized World War II airplane and fly over the Atlantic Ocean just for fun. But three adventurous brothers who share a love of vintage airplanes did just that. Bill, Bob and John (aka Tym) Tymczyszyn donned exposure suits and portable oxygen masks and took turns flying a World War II DC-3 from…

PSAM 26th Anniversary & F-117 Nighthawk Unveiling

Palm Springs Air Museum celebrates its 26th anniversary with thanks to all who served Our Country. Join us for a day filled with flight exhibitions, musical performances, birthday cake, re-enactors and activities for the kids. At 1PM we will unveil our newly restored F-117 Nighthawk and have a special tribute to all who built, maintained and flew this incredible machine.

10th Annual Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

The Palm Springs Air Museum will be hosting our annual Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival featuring craft beers from all over the region, local musical acts, food vendors and flight exhibitions. This event grows in popularity every year as it has become the premier craft beer event in the valley.  Learn more and get tickets at palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

US Attack Aviation: Air Force and Navy Light Attack, 1916 to the Present

Attack aviation is the direct engagement of ground or sea targets at low altitude. This program will provide an overview history of American attack aviation from its inception in World War I to present. It describes the evolution of both US Navy and Air Force aircraft and the cultures of Navy and Air Force squadrons. The pillars of the narrative…

Pearl Harbor – A Moment in Time

Known the world over as a “date which will live in infamy,” the devastating events of December 7, 1941 changed the course of history. It was then that a surprise air attack by the Japanese plunged the United States into World War II, claiming thousands of lives. Even today that tragic history is never too far in the past. This…

Flights to Oblivion, Flights to Fame: The New York to Paris Race

The vast Atlantic Ocean, long a barrier to the emerging technology of flight was challenged by a few brave men and women in the years following the First World War. Learn the hidden and fascinating stories of the pilots and pioneers who risked and in many cases, lost their lives to reach across the trackless sea for a $25,000 prize…

UPDATE – Amelia Earhart

From the day she disappeared in 1937, this case has captured the imagination of the world. Now take an in depth look at the historic background and current information on a true legend, Amelia Earhart. Still today, America’s Greatest Mystery. This presentation will look at previous and the most current theories on the case, plus discuss a current expedition to…

Bell UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter: The story of how the Bell “Huey” became the DC-3 of the helicopter world.

The silhouette of this aircraft is synonymous with the war in Vietnam and the unmistakable noise made by its main rotor blades is a glorious sound to anyone who served during that conflict. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed the "Huey") is a utility military helicopter designed and produced by the American aerospace company Bell Helicopter. It is the first member…

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