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August 2019

P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

August 24 @ 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 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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F-104 Starfighter Open Cockpit

August 31 @ 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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September 2019

9/11: Lessons for the Cyber Era

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The race is on for global dominance in cyberspace in the 21st century. Join cybersecurity speaker and author James McFarlin as he explores how America’s future national security in this new realm of war may lie in three lessons from the past. James McFarlin is a former Air Force Officer and Silicon Valley CEO with more than four decades of experience in high technology.  McFarlin is in a unique position to provide informed perspective on the challenges facing us from…

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POW/MIA Recognition Night

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Join us for this special Evening Reception and program honoring those service members who were Vietnam Prisoners of War and those who are still Missing In Action. This day is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This evening the Palm Springs Air Museum hosts an evening Prayer Service followed by a presentation by Heath Lee, the author of “The League of Wives”.  This book chronicles the courageous POW/MIA wives and their actions to help secure the release of their husbands during the…

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The League of Wives : The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the US Gov to Bring their Husbands Home

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This program is presented by author Heath Lee and Taylor Stockdale, the son of Admiral James Stockdale who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his leadership and resistance to his captors in the "Hanoi Hilton". Taylor's mother, Sybil Stockdale, was instrumental in organizing the "League of Wives". A panel discussion including POWs POW and MIA wives will conclude the program. Book Signing to follow program.

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The Cobra Experience

September 27 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Not just another helicopter sightseeing tour! You will fly in the gunner's seat of an actual AH-1 Cobra gunship as the pilot takes you through mock engagements with enemy forces. The ride of your life is brought to you by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, a nationwide group of volunteers, dedicated to sharing the history of flight in the United States Army. Hoo-rah! Rides start at $350 - call 480-217-1635 for booking.

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October 2019

Flying Legends of Victory Tour – 75th Anniversary Special Presentation

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 2:00 pm

The Commemorative Air Force's B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey will be here from Oct 7 - 13, 2019. $10 fee for interior tours of Sentimental Journey and of the Palm Springs Air Museum's B-17 Miss Angela during the week. Rides available from Friday, Oct 11 through Sunday, Oct 13 between 9 am and 2 pm. - $425 for waist seats and $850 for seats in the nose. Book your flight at www.azcaf.org.

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Journey to Royal – Rough Cut Screening Fundraiser & Q & A

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a screening of this feature docudrama telling the extraordinary true story of WWII pilot, Royal Stratton and the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron.  Film features the Air Museum’s very own historic PBY Catalina “Harriet’s Chariot.” The film features aviation legend Clay Lacy, Pearl Harbor survivor George Keene, Iwo Jima Marine George Cattelona, Iwo Jima fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, USS Indianapolis survivor Lyle Umenhoffer, Hiroshima witness Freeland Terpenning, and numerous other veterans who participated in the pivotal historic moments of WWII…

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Halloween Themed Car Show & Chili Tasting

October 26 @ 11:00 am

Join the fun at PSAM's 12th annual Chili Tasting 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.  Kids 12 and under are free when in costume, but NO MASKS please. Sponsored by the Desert Classic Car Association. To enter a vehicle please contact 760-346-1984 or email driwasherik@aol.com

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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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