Fly Girls

“FLY GIRLS” is a tribute to the all-female WWII WASP pilots that history forgot. Over 1000 women joined the Women Air Force Service Pilots, WASPS, and 38 died while flying planes for the US military. At the end of the war their records were sealed, and none received veteran benefits. Women were not officially permitted […]

From the Front Lines to the C-47 Skytrains: An Eyewitness Account of Caring for the Wounded by the 111th Evacuation Hospital in WWII

For over 75 years the eyewitness account of the 111th Evacuation Hospital’s service during WWII (from Normandy to the fall of the 3rd Reich) lay mostly forgotten in the family basement of a doctor’s home in a small-town in Ohio.  Recently rediscovered and transcribed, Capt. E.G. Ditch, M.D.’s 100s of letters, photographs and his personal […]

Open Cockpit Saturday’s: Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV

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, 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 […]

Before the Tuskegee Airmen Came The National Airmen Association of America

Hear the true story of the group of fore-sighted, concerned, and dedicated individuals who came together in the mid 1930’s in the Chicago area to form an organization that actively pursued and set the stage for the participation of African Americans in the fields of aviation and aeronautics.  These prescient men included Chauncey E. Spencer […]

Palm Desert Residents’ Day

Today is Palm Desert Day! Everyone showing a Palm Desert drivers' license or utility bill gets free admission. Enjoy all 91,000 square feet of climate controlled exhibit space, and the over 75 flying and static aircraft representing World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the newest Stealth Fighter F-117 Nighthawk inside the James R. […]

Annual Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop

This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, we highlight the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 […]

National POW/MIA Recognition Night

In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed annually on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. This year the Palm Springs Air Museum will be holding its sixth annual POW/MIA event on that Saturday evening September 21. The Palm […]