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November 2019

F-104 Starfighter Open Cockpit

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today is the F-104 Starfighter. Inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber-soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Top Gun – An American Story

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this fast paced presentation, Dan "Yank" Pedersen, who cofounded the US Navy Fighter Weapons School (widely known by its nickname Top Gun) in 1969, looks back at his 29 year Navy aviation career. Pedersen and the men who worked for and with him in Top Gun developed innovative aerial combat tactics and techniques that significantly increased the effectiveness of American jet fighter pilots in the Vietnam War. This remembrance of aerial derring-do is sure to appeal to military aviators…

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F4U Corsair Open Cockpit

November 23 @ 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. Today is the F4U Corsair. Inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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8th Annual Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual craft beer festival with flight exhibitions, special beer tasting flights, rides for sale, live music and food vendors including In 'N Out Burger. This event grows in popularity every year and is quickly becoming the premier craft beer event in the valley. Visit pspropshops.com for more details. .

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F4F Wildcat Open Cockpit

November 30 @ 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. Today is the F4F Wildcat. Inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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World War II in 25 Aircraft – 75th Anniversary Special Presentation

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Starting with the Japanese planes that participated in the Pearl Harbor attack, and capping off with US Bombers that ended the war, this program will cover all of the Air Museum's WWII aircraft plus some key others. This is a short story of how each of the aircraft was used and its effectiveness in WWII action.

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December 2019

Temp Exhibit – The Last Good War: Facts & Voices of WWII – Photography by Thomas Sanders

December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

World War II remains one of the most galvanizing and defining events in the history of America. Seemingly overnight, the entire nation unified behind a singular cause. An entire generation’s identity was forged, in part, by what many still refer to as the “last good war.” Sixty years later, a young photographer named Thomas Sanders began traveling the country photographing and interviewing hundreds of World War II veterans. The more he shot, the more he listened, and the more captivated…

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Pearl Harbor: the Sinking of the USS Arizona – 75th Anniversary Special Presentation

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation will cover the aerial attack on the battleship USS ARIZONA. It will include a discussion of the official after action reports, video footage of the attack on the ship, and government diagrams of the aerial attack. We’ll see evidence of the bombs that hit Arizona. We’ll also cover the action reports that state that Arizona was also struck by torpedoes and that the bomb that blew up the ship went down the smokestack. As we now know, these…

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Santa Fly In & Winter Fun Land – 2 Days!

December 14 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 2:00 pm

Ho, Ho, Ho and Away we go…at 11AM each day Santa Claus will arrive at the Air Museum in his airplane to greet all the good little girls and boys who have come to see him. In addition to sitting for photographs and having a special gift for each child, Santa will open his winter fun land complete with snow directly from the North Pole. Kids 12 and under get in free with paying adult. Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving…

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Air Apaches – True Story of 345th Bomb Group & Its Low, Fast, & Dirty Missions in WWII – 75th Anniversary Special Presentation

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The American 345th Bomb Group--the Air Apaches--was legendary in the war against Japan. The first fully trained and fully equipped group sent to the South Pacific, the 345th racked up a devastating score against the enemy. Armed to the teeth with machine guns and fragmentation bombs, and flying their B-25s at impossibly low altitudes --often below fifty feet--the pilots and air crews strafed and bombed enemy installations and shipping with a fury that helped cripple Japan. To tell their remarkable…

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