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October 2019

P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Sit inside the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today's open cockpit is the P-47 Thunderbolt, inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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12th Annual Chili Tasting and Car Show

October 26 @ 11:00 am

Halloween Fun for the entire family on Saturday, October 26 at the Palm Springs Air Museum! Kick-off your Halloween celebration at the Palm Springs Air Museum 12th annual Chili Tasting and Car Show. It will be a ghoulish feast for the eyes and the tummy. Eat some great chili, see over 200 collector cars, and tour our world-famous air museum. Free Admission for Children 12 and under, in-costume with paying adult - NO MASKS PLEASE. The museum opens at 10…

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November 2019

The Mechanization of the Wehrmacht – 75th Anniversary Presentation

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

The forces of Nazi Germany in World War II were some of the most formidable fielded in any war. Backed by German science, engineering and modern mass-production techniques, it was a new type of highly mechanized warfare. Faster paced and deadlier than the armed forces that fought in the Great War just 20 years before, it overwhelmed slower moving enemies and helped Germany subjugate an entire continent. Come see, hear, and learn about several original examples of German war technology…

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23rd Anniversary & F-106 Delta Dart Unveiling

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Palm Springs Air Museum celebrates its 23rd 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 1 PM we unveil our newly restored F-106 Delta Dart and have a special tribute to all who maintained and flew this fabulous machine. Birthday cake served at 2 PM.

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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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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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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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