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January 2019

Meeting of Mentors: T-34 Fly –In

January 26 - January 27
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Built as a replacement for the training planes of WWII the T-34 Mentor developed into an aircraft cherished by the military and civilian pilots alike. In fact the T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed. Come visit us as a group of T-34 pilots drop into the Air Museum for a weekend of flight exhibitions, formation flying, contests and just plane fun.

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AT-6 Texan Open Cockpit

January 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

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February 2019

Misconceptions About the Tuskegee Airmen

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$20

The members of the 332d Fighter Group and the 99th, 100th, 301st, and 302d Fighter Squadrons during World War II are remembered in part because they were the only African American pilots who served in combat with the Army Air Forces during the war. They are more often called the Tuskegee Airmen since they trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field. In the more than sixty years since World War II, several stories have grown up about the Tuskegee Airmen, some…

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The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology

February 2 @ 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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A timeline of the Red Tails providing a unique year-by-year overview of the fascinating story of the Tuskegee Airmen, embracing important events in the formation of the first military training for black pilots in United States history, the phases of their training at various air fields in Tuskegee and elsewhere, their continued training at other bases around the U. S., and their deployment overseas. Their exemplary performance proved conclusively that given the opportunity and resources black men could fly and…

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TRAVELING EXHIBIT Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors

February 3 - April 28
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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The “Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors” traveling exhibition includes 37 dramatic black-and-white gelatin silver portraits by noted photographer Evvy Eisen, accompanied by stories of the subject’s experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. The exhibition is accompanied by a stunning 24-minute DVD and an album of additional survivor portraits. Interpretive text allows visitors to see and understand historical events in Europe leading up to the Holocaust and contemplate current concerns about intolerance and genocide. The…

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Ford Trimotor Tour

February 4 - February 10
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Fly on the Ford and Experience the Golden Age of Aviation See it Feb 4 - 6; Fly it Feb 7 - 10: Fully restored Tri-Motor visits the Palm Springs Air Museum. Experience air travel as it was in the Golden Age of Aviation. Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight. Book your…

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100th BG Reunion

February 9 @ 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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Nicknamed the “Bloody 100th”, this WWII bomb group, proud member of the 8th Air Force, suffered tremendously high losses at the hands of those defending the Nazi occupied continent of Europe during the war. Every year the surviving members gather here at the Air Museum to share their experiences and pass along their memories of flack- filled skies and the rumbling sounds of B-17s in flight. The public is invited to come hear their stories and thank them for their…

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Palm Springs Air Museum Gala 2019

February 15
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Museum closed during the day. Evening gala honors heroes of aviation and military service. Click here for more information.

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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

February 16 @ 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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Robin Olds was many things to many people. To his West Point football coach he was an All American destined for the National College Football Hall of Fame. To his P-38 and P-51 wartime squadrons in WWII he was the aggressive fighter pilot who made double ace and became their commander in nine short months. For the pioneers of the jet age, he was the wingman on the first jet demo team, a racer in the Thompson Trophy race, and…

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Secrets of D-Day (75th Anniversary Special Presentation) Presented by Dr. Ed Gordon

February 23 @ 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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June 6, 1944, D-Day, Operation OVERLORD’s invasion of Normandy has laid claim to many superlatives: the largest amphibious invasion, the largest invasion fleet, and up to that time, the largest airborne operation. OVERLORD led to the end of the Second World War in Europe and established the parameters of the Cold War for the 50 years. For the 75th anniversary, historian Ed Gordon, co-author of the widely praised Divided on D-Day, will focus on some of the more controversial and…

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