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April 2019

Guadalcanal – “The Cactus Air Force”

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is a detailed account of the heroic effort of Army, Navy, and US Marine pilots in the early days of World War II. Cactus Air Force refers to the ensemble of Allied air power assigned to the island of Guadalcanal from August 1942 until December 1942 during the early stages of the Guadalcanal Campaign, particularly those operating from Henderson Field. Six aviators who served in the "Cactus Air Force" received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal.   Hear their stories and…

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Medal of Honor Recipients of World War II

April 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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The earliest action for which a U.S. serviceman earned a World War II Medal of Honor was the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, for which seventeen U.S. servicemen were awarded a Medal. The last action to earn the MOH prior to the end of hostilities in World War II, were those of Melvin Mayfield on July 29, 1945. During the war, 472 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor. This program will highlight individual accounts of…

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P-40 Warhawk Open Cockpit

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sit inside the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today's open cockpit is the P-40 Warhawk, inside an air conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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WWII: The US Invasion of North Africa

April 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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In November 1942, Operation Torch became the US military's first step toward defeat of Nazi Germany in Europe. But why were we fighting there in the first place when US commanders favored Operation Sledgehammer, a landing in Occupied Europe as soon as possible? The question looms especially large when you consider the nearly 400,000 Axis and Allied troops that were either killed, injured, or died of disease by the end of the campaign. Revisit with us the historical battles that…

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AH – 1 Cobra Rides

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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            Ride Dates: Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th Times: 10AM to 5PM Cost: $350 (single seat) includes museum admission if rides are pre-booked through them (no pre booking at PSAM), walk up rides available based on what is prebooked Click here to book Website: https://armyav.org/arizona-so-cal/ Phone: 480-217-1635

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F7F Tigercat Open Cockpit

April 27 @ 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 in the cockpit of a vintage warbird. Today is the F7F Tigercat. Inside an air-conditioned hangar. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and rubber soled shoes. Physical restrictions may apply.

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May 2019

P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

May 4 @ 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.

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AT-6 Texan Open Cockpit

May 11 @ 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 in the cockpit of this vintage airplane in the comfort of an air conditioned hangar! Some physical restrictions apply. Included with regular museum admission.

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Spitfire Supermarine Open Cockpit

May 18 @ 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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F-100 Super Sabre Open Cockpit

May 25 @ 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 in the cockpit of a vintage warbird, in the comfort of an air-conditioned hangar. Today’s open cockpit is the F-100 Super Sabre. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes.

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