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September 2018

POW/MIA Recognition Night

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$20

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. On that day the Palm Springs Air Museum is hosting an evening Prayer Service followed by a Meet & Greet and documentary film screening event. The film, “A Solemn Promise, America’s Missing in Action” is a touching tribute to the 83,000 servicemen who haven't yet come home…

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F-104 Starfighter Open Cockpit

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird, in the comfort of an air conditioned hangar. Today's open cockpit is the F-104 Starfighter. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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F4U Corsair – Open Cockpit

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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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, the F4U Corsair 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 the aircraft you are sitting in. Guests are strongly cautioned to dress appropriately for climbing into the planes and also reminded not to leave their cameras at…

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October 2018

A Young Man in the Wild Blue Yonder: A B-25 Pilot in World War II

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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David Hayward, a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, takes us through his adventures and challenges as a young man serving his country in World War II. Would he "wash out" of flying school? Would he survive the dangers and fears of flying 53 combat missions as pilot of a B-25 medium bomber in the China-Burma-India Theater of operations? You will experience the thrill of his solo flight, the frightening day when a Japanese fighter plane flew alongside and…

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Halloween Themed Chili Tasting & Car Show

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Join the fun at PSAM’s 11th annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. Volunteers from the various sections of the Museum will cook up their favorite chili recipes and you get to decide which is the best. It will be a ghoulish feast for the eyes and the tummy. Children 12 and under in costume (no masks) get in free with paying adult (regular museum admission for adults).

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November 2018

The Miracle Men and Women who drove America’s Wartime Production

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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This is a program featuring the stories of the immigrant who convinced President Roosevelt to accept a dangerous production strategy and then successfully implemented it - which had a very unexpected consequence. Rosie the Riveter who mobilized, led, and motivated millions of women in the military production workforce and kick started the process of gender equality. The Construction Man who had no shipbuilding experience, yet he talked his way into building $4 billion of ships and became the most successful…

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PSAM 22nd Anniversary & T-33 Shooting Star Unveiling

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Palm Springs Air Museum celebrates its 22nd 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 returned to the air T-33 Shooting Star and have a special tribute to all who maintained and flew this fabulous machine.

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TRAVELING EXHIBIT Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy

November 16, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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In the days before Dec 7th, 1941 President Roosevelt, knowing that Americans could not afford to let England fail, called the nation to serve in a different way: Our Allies "ask us for the implements of war, the planes, the tanks, the guns, the freighters which will enable them to fight for their liberty and for our security. Emphatically we must get these weapons to them, get them to them in sufficient volume and quickly enough, so that we and…

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Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$50.00

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 and is quickly becoming the premier craft beer event in the valley. Visit our website for festival times and admission prices.

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The Man Who Made The National Air Races Great: Cliff Henderson

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Cliff Henderson’s biography covers over eighty years of one man’s fascinating life. His contributions to aviation were phenomenal. As Managing Director for the National Air Races, Cliff created a ‘laboratory of the industry’ which provided an international platform for faster airplanes, more reliable motors, and safer transportation. But it didn’t stop there, in 1945; Cliff envisioned a city that would have the ‘smartest address in the American desert.’ Less than 20 years later, the city of Palm Desert had arrived.…

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