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November 2017

MiG-21 – Open Cockpit

November 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Museum guests are treated to the extra special experience of being allowed to sit at the controls and pose for pictures. From 10:30-12:30 each Saturday, a selected aircraft will be opened up and made accessible to the public Museum. Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions and provide the historical back drop for the aircraft you are sitting in. Guests are strongly cautioned to dress appropriately for climbing into the planes and also reminded not to leave their…

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International Air Power

November 25 @ 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. Ben Lambeth is a long-time specialist in international security affairs and air warfare. He spent 37 years with the RAND Corporation as a Senior Research Associate. A civil-rated pilot, Ben has flown or flown in more than forty different types of fighter, attack, and jet trainer aircraft with the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. He has also flown with eight foreign air forces, and was the first U.S. citizen to fly the Soviet MiG-29 fighter. Ben is…

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December 2017

War Time Designs: the insignia art of WWII, Traveling Exhibition Opening

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Wine and cheese reception; $15 members & $20 non-members with RSVP to 760-482-1836; $25 at the door

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P-47 Thunderbolt Open Cockpit

December 2 @ 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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Pearl Harbor : The Ships of the Japanese and American Fleets

December 2 @ 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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Names like the Oklahoma and Arizona or Kaga and Agaki may be commonly associated with the Pearl Harbor attack but how many of us realize that over 150 vessels were actually involved. In the Pacific of 1941 a naval clash of titans was about to see its first blows thrown. Join us as we remember this date that will “live in infamy” and examine the fleets that would be matched toe to toe. Presenter: Michael Carra

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F4U Corsair – Open Cockpit

December 9 @ 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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Museum guests are treated to the extra special experience of being allowed to sit at the controls and pose for pictures. From 10:30-12:30 each Saturday, a selected aircraft will be opened up and made accessible to the public Museum Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions and provide the historical back drop for the aircraft you are sitting in. Guests are strongly cautioned to dress appropriately for climbing into the planes and also reminded not to leave their…

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Santa Fly-In and Winter Fun Land

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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 11 AM 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.

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Santa Fly-In and Winter Fun Land

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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 11 AM 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.

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F7F Tigercat Open Cockpit

December 16 @ 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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No Man’s Sky: The Story of a B-17 Waist Gunner

December 16 @ 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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Flying high over Hitler’s Reich this program is a tribute to the men who courageously flew and fought in peril, half frozen and five miles about the earth. The men of crew #136 were more than ordinary; they were extraordinary men doing an extra ordinary job. This is the story of waist gunner Staff Sgt. Emerson Krieger and his 29 missions with the 849th Bomb Squadron. Presenter: R.C. Cline

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