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November 2018

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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AT-6 Texan Open Cockpit

November 17 @ 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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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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F-104 Starfighter Open Cockpit

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit in the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today is the F-104 Starfighter. Inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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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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Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy, Traveling Exhibit Opening

November 30 @ 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 special exhibit created by the National WWII Museum shows how ordinary Americans responded to Roosevelt's call to action, transforming the United States from an isolationist nation still reeling from the Great Depression into the world's greatest industrial power defined by ingenuity, effort, engagement, and opportunity. Wine and Light Hors d'oeuvres will be served by LULU of Palm Springs. Members $15, Non-Members $20, Please RSVP to 760-482-1836

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December 2018

Pearl Harbor – Leadership and Communication

December 1 @ 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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War between Japan and the United States had been a possibility that each nation had been aware of, and planned for, since the 1920s. Over the next decades, Japan expanded into China and spent considerable effort trying to secure enough independent resources to attain victory. This program will cover the Japanese and American political and command structure in the days leading up to the Pearl Harbor Attack. We will look specifically at the role communication played in the success and…

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Santa Fly-In and Winter Fun Land

December 8 @ 11:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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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. Presented by The Shalhoub Family

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The Marines’ Lost Squadron – The Odyssey of VMF-422

December 15 @ 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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Marine Fighter Squadron 422 was a group of twenty-four typical young Americans trained to fly the famous F4U Corsair into combat with the legendary Japanese Zero. When they arrived in the Pacific, they suddenly found that not all their enemies carried guns. Their two most dangerous and merciless adversaries were the fury of a tropical typhoon and the heartless whims of a Marine Corps general. Learn about this forgotten Second World War tragedy, that should be remembered by all! Presenter:…

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Korea: History of the Forgotten War

December 22 @ 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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The Korean War was the first major conflict of the Cold War between the Western powers and the Communist nations in the years following World War Two. Although it lasted only 3 years, it cost millions of lives and devastated both North and South Korea. The threats and hostilities actually continue on today because military actions ended with a truce, not a treaty. We’ll discuss why this war is so often overlooked and why it shouldn't be in light of…

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