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October 2021

Halloween Themed Chili Cook Off and Car Show

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Be a part of the fun at PSAM’s 13th annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. Burn rubber to come on over to see some awesome rides and enjoy a tasting of various chili offerings for the Museum’s 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 car show. Chili tastings are $1 per taste or $5 for six tasting tickets.  CAR SHOW OPENS AT…

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November 2021

PSAM 25th Anniversary & A-7 Corsair II Unveiling

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Palm Springs Air Museum celebrates its 25th 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 A-7 Corsair II and have a special tribute to all who maintained and flew this fabulous machine.

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For Love of Life & Country with Lt. Col. Dean Hunter

November 13 @ 1:00 pm

From Eagle Scout to USAF Lt. Col, with combat experiences in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, the story of Dean Hunter’s military career is one that you will have to hear firsthand to believe. Accidentally sent to Korea as a Marine Private without any combat training, Hunter went on to become one of the highest-decorated officers for heroism in the US Air Force. Author, educator, and American hero Dr. Dean Hunter relates his experiences from ground pounder to pilot…

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9th Annual Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Palm Springs Air Museum will be hosting our annual Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival featuring craft beers from all over the region, DJ Alex Harrington and Desert Sol, food vendors In 'N Out Burger, Cone Zone, Fries Galore, Nick's Pizza and flight exhibitions. Warbird rides for sale. This event grows in popularity every year and is quickly becoming the premier craft beer event in the valley. Visit PSPropsHops.com for festival times and admission prices. Fest is presented by…

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WASPS- The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Few people realize 1,038 women pilots served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WW2. These intrepid groundbreaking women came to be known as the WASPS or Women Air Force Service Pilots. This presentation is a look at the history of the WASPS and some of the 38 women pilots lost their lives in the service of our Nation. Presenter: Michael Carra

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December 2021

Pearl Harbor – The Japanese Aircraft at the time of the Attack

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Known as the Kido Butai Attack Force, this presentation will focus on the Japanese carrier-based aircraft that participated in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. These included the Aichi “Val” dive bomber, the Nakajima “Kate” torpedo bomber and of course the Mitsubishi “Zero” fighter. This fascinating presentation will provide a behind the scenes view of the strike force that “woke the sleeping giant” in the opening days of WWII. Presenter: Michael Carra

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Which way did they go? Air Wing 8 at Midway

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

One of the mysteries of the Battle of Midway concerns the failure of USS Hornet’s air wing to find the Japanese fleet during the most critical phase of the battle. Sixty dive bombers and fighters were on the same course and time as the other two air wings, but never saw the enemy fleet. Only the torpedo planes, separated from the others, managed to find and attack the Japanese carriers and were wiped out. Why did fifty dive bombers fail…

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Dec 18 thru 22nd: Santa Fly-In and Winter Light Show

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - December 22 @ 8:00 pm

Ho, Ho, Ho and Away we go…   Each evening Santa Claus will arrive at the Air Museum in his helicopter 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 the museum to reveal a Christmas light spectacular for children young and old to enjoy.  Details on cost per car or person pending.   Check the museum website…

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January 2022

Just “Amelia”

January 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From the day Amelia Earhart 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. Still today, America’s Greatest Mystery. This presentation will look at previous and the most current theories on the case plus a look at a possible upcoming expedition to locate her. Presenter: Michael Carra

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Jan 15th thru Feb 28th: Famed Aviation Artist Stan Stokes-Tuskegee Airmen Collection

January 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Over 80 pieces of original artwork immortalizing the members of the Tuskegee Airmen who heroically took to the skies in WWII despite the obstacles of racial segregation and a US military policy that tried to prevent them from flying. Look into the eyes and read the stories of these brave aviators who broke barriers and pushed aside stereotypes in their struggle to fight for their Country against the forces of Nazism.  Included with regular museum admission. MUSEUM CLOSED ON FRI,…

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