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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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Spitfire Supermarine Open Cockpit

December 14 @ 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, in the comfort of an air conditioned hangar. Today’s open cockpit is the Spitfire Supermarine. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes.

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Santa Fly In & Santa’s Snow World – 2 Days!

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

Ho, Ho, Ho and Away we go… join us from some Holiday fun with Santa and REAL snow! At 11AM each day 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 his Snow World complete with snow directly from the North Pole. Kids 12 and under…

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“Klaus” Netflix Film Screening

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on December 14h and 15th at 6:30pm for the screening of the Netflix Christmas movie "Klaus". After proving himself to be the worst postman at the academy, a postman is posted to a frozen town in the North where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out. Admission $5 for adults & youth, children under 12 enter free with paying adult. Guests who attended the Santa Fly In earlier on Saturday will have free admission. Movie will be screened…

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“Klaus” Netflix Film Screening

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on December 14h and 15th at 6:30pm for the screening of the Netflix Christmas movie "Klaus". After proving himself to be the worst postman at the academy, a postman is posted to a frozen town in the North where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out. Admission $5 for adults & youth, children under 12 enter free with paying adult. Guests who attended the Santa Fly In earlier that day will received free admission. Movie will be screened…

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P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

December 21 @ 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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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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AT-6 Texan Open Cockpit

December 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird, while inside an air-conditioned hangar. Today is the AT-6 Texan. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber-soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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Defining Terrorism

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation by Karishma Mehta is an informational brief about the definition of terrorism, the evolution of terrorism, and scenarios in which terrorism ends.  Ms. Mehta is a technical analyst at the RAND Corporation who works on projects related to national security, terrorism, and military issues. With a degree in applied mathematics, she started her career at RAND as a research assistant working on projects that related to Air Force acquisition, Air Force force modernization and employment, war games, and…

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