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February 2020

Fork-Tailed Devil: The P-38 Lightning Story

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From its beginnings under the watchful eyes of  Clarence “Kelly” Johnson to its starring role in the Yamamoto shoot down, the P-38 Lighting served valiantly in all theatres of action during WWII.  Most distinctive because of its split tailed design the Lightning quickly became a favorite of American pilots around the globe. True to its name, the P-38 was akin to a force of nature: fast, unforeseen, and immensely powerful. Come hear the story of the plane and the pilots…

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Fork-Tailed Devil: The P-38 Lightning Story

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From its beginnings under the watchful eyes of  Clarence “Kelly” Johnson to its starring role in the Yamamoto shoot down, the P-38 Lighting served valiantly in all theatres of action during WWII.  Most distinctive because of its split tailed design the Lightning quickly became a favorite of American pilots around the globe. True to its name, the P-38 was akin to a force of nature: fast, unforeseen, and immensely powerful. Come hear the story of the plane and the pilots…

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P-40 Warhawk Open Cockpit

February 29 @ 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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Murder of a Tuskegee Airman – 75th Anniversary Special Presentation

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is a story of a Red Tail P-51 pilot shot down over Austria in a dogfight during the last days of WWII. The pilot was held for three days, awaiting transport to an interrogation center in Germany. On the third evening, two Luftwaffe officers showed up with false papers and the airman was released to their custody. He was found hanging from the lamp post later that morning. Jerry Whiting discusses the situation in Austria at that time and…

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March 2020

Spitfire Supermarine Open Cockpit

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Open cockpit in our Supermarine Spitfire! This is an incredible opportunity! The British fighter aircraft that is a hero of the Battle of Britain and featured in the motion picture "Dunkirk". Climb on in and sit in the pilot's seat of this tremendously powerful plane with later designed Rolls Royce Griffon engines producing over 2,300 horsepower! Imagine what it was like to be one of the flyers to whom Winston Churchill spoke "Never was so much owed by so many…

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Canadian Military Tribute

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Canada participated in many ways during WWII, more than people realize. Canadian forces landed on Juno Beach on D-day and played a large part in the Battle of the Atlantic. By the end of the war, Canada had the 4th largest allied air force in the world. The Canadian military has fought alongside the United States in most major conflicts since World War II, including the Korean War, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, and most recently the war in…

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May 2020

Memorial Day Fly-Over

May 25

WATCH MEMORIAL DAY WEBCAM Memorial Day Livestream Program to commence at 10:45am Monday, May 25th This is not an in-person event, the Museum is closed to the public. Click the Video Above or View on YouTube Join us online as we salute all those who serve and have served our country in a momentous air display throughout the Coachella Valley and Southern California. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, starting at 10:45 am, the Palm Springs Air Museum’s webcam…

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June 2020

Special $5 Night Friday & Saturday June 19 & 20

June 19 - June 20

Dine in the Open Air Under the Stars Friday June 19th, Saturday June 20th 6:30pm - 9:30pm Entry $5 Food & Drink Available for Purchase The Palm Springs Air Museum would like to thank our community for your support by inviting you to join us for a unique opportunity to experience the Palm Springs Air Museum at night! Dine under the stars and enjoy stunning mountain view sunsets out in the open air. Take an evening stroll amongst our warbirds…

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Father’s Day Special

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dad’s get in free with an accompanied paid admission.

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July 2020

LifeStream Blood Drive

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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. LifeStream Blood Drive at the Palm Springs Air Museum will be held July 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 10:00am - 3:00pm FREE ADMISSION TO THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM FOR ALL BLOOD DONORS. COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING LifeStream Blood Bank is testing all successful blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test will indicate if a…

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