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March 2021

The Chipmunk at 75 (and also at 50)

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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11 AM - Speaking Program The Chipmunk at 75 (and also at 50) followed by PSAM Pipe Band Performance at noon A brief history of the venerable Chipmunk, De Havilland Canada’s first indigenous design, in the year of its Diamond Anniversary, and the story of two special Chipmunks in connection with the type’s Golden Anniversary. Presenter: Mr. Richard Wilsher 12 PM - Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band Performance

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Canadian Military Tribute: The untimely death of the CF-105 Avro Arrow

March 13 @ 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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Join us as we pay honor to our neighbors to the north in this our annual Canadian Military Tribute program. Most Americans, even those involved in aviation, know very little of Canadian aviation history in general and the Avro CF-105 Arrow heavy fighter / interceptor in particular. In a nutshell, Canada built the foremost aircraft in this category during the late 1950’s, but it was felled by  a short-sighted government decision to scrap it in the middle of flight-testing and…

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LifeStream Blood Drive

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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LifeStream Blood Drive

Stay motivated, stay strong! The need for donated blood is urgent. Please assist patients and their loved ones at this critical time by giving blood. COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING LifeStream Blood Bank is testing all successful blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test will indicate if a donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. For more information please visit www.lstream.org/covid-19/antibodytesting/ FREE ADMISSION TO THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM FOR ALL BLOOD…

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Dr. Ed Gordon: Fireball in the Night: The Bombing of Japan

March 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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Dr, Ed Gordon: This program on the bombing of Japan and the dropping of the atom bomb will chronicle the events that made U.S. airpower a decisive factor in the fall of Japan in 1945. The story of the end of the Pacific war is a unique mixture of military strategy, modern science, and ancient traditions. In the end, Japan’s leaders had two choices – defeat or the possibility of total annihilation. Never in the history of warfare would air…

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LifeStream Blood Drive

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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LifeStream Blood Drive

Stay motivated, stay strong! The need for donated blood is urgent. Please assist patients and their loved ones at this critical time by giving blood. COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING LifeStream Blood Bank is testing all successful blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test will indicate if a donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. For more information please visit www.lstream.org/covid-19/antibodytesting/ FREE ADMISSION TO THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM FOR ALL BLOOD…

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Vietnam Missions early in the Conflict

March 27 @ 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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Col. Craig will share some surprising details about the development of tactics at the “official” start of the Vietnam war. Gary flew into Vietnam the first day of the official start of the Vietnam War in 1964. A few months later he bailed out of a burning KB-50J Tanker supporting the air strikes in the Pain of Jars in Laos. He was on loan to the CIA (Air America) supporting the secret SOG (Special Operations Group) in Cambodia. Returning home…

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April 2021

LifeStream Blood Drive

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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LifeStream Blood Drive

Stay motivated, stay strong! The need for donated blood is urgent. Please assist patients and their loved ones at this critical time by giving blood. COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING LifeStream Blood Bank is testing all successful blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test will indicate if a donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. For more information please visit www.lstream.org/covid-19/antibodytesting/ FREE ADMISSION TO THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM FOR ALL BLOOD…

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Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912 – 2012

April 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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Airplanes and motion pictures were born within a year of one another. In 100 years they have both risen from uncertain infancy through growing adolescence to robust maturity. While Hollywood's actors and directors learned the art of making movies, the aircraft industry and pilots learned how to conquer the sky. In this presentation movie fans and aviation buffs can find their common bond, “Flying on Film” is the history behind the films we all know and love. Book signing to…

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LifeStream Blood Drive

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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LifeStream Blood Drive

Stay motivated, stay strong! The need for donated blood is urgent. Please assist patients and their loved ones at this critical time by giving blood. COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING LifeStream Blood Bank is testing all successful blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test will indicate if a donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. For more information please visit www.lstream.org/covid-19/antibodytesting/ FREE ADMISSION TO THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM FOR ALL BLOOD…

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The Norden Bombsight: Facts and Fallacies

April 10 @ 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 the story of the “legendary” Norden bombsight. It was a technologically wonder in its day, but its day was in the late 1920s and ’30s.   When put to the test in World War II, it didn’t live up to its hype.  Yet the Army Airforce sang its praises as a wonder weapon and bombardiers were required to take an oath during their training stating that they would defend its secret with their own life.  Find out why as…

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