Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum World War II and more recent aviation museum Over 50 vintage aircraft (many flyable) housed in over 90,000 square feet of climate controlled hangars.
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Flight Exhibitions most Saturdays Nov - April, plus children's activities. Warbird Rides available.

Mission: Educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of air power; honoring our veterans; and educating future generations about the role aviation played in maintaining our freedoms and way of life.

Operating as usual

09/16/2020

Welcome to #WarbirdWednesday! Today's featured warbird is the Grumman F8F Bearcat; a single-engine carrier-based fighter aircraft that was introduced in late World War II. Watch as Fred talks about this powerful fighter that served the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations.

Enjoy the video and as always, thanks for watching!

Purchase the Flying Bear on our webstore https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/product/born-stuffed-animals/

In these interesting times we sometimes forget to say thank you... Thank you to each of you that support our efforts to ...
09/16/2020

In these interesting times we sometimes forget to say thank you...

Thank you to each of you that support our efforts to honor Veteran's and preserve our collection & artifacts so they can be enjoyed by future generations.

We also want to say thank you to McDonalds, the Shalhoub Family, & the Houston Family Foundation. Your support for our on going projects makes it all worthwhile.

You truly are the wind beneath our wings...

Again, thank you...

Please stay healthy and safe...

09/14/2020
Under the Cowling Episode 3 with the T-28 Trojan

Under the Cowling Episode 3 with the T-28 Trojan...

"A Shadow Warrior" - Learn about this aircraft's unique and dangerous role in covert operations. Featuring Lt. Col Dean Hunter, & Les Salz, T-28 owner, pilot, and FAA Vintage Aircraft Examiner...

On this date in 1939 at Stratford in Connecticut, Igor Sikorsky made the first tethered flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS...
09/14/2020
14 September 1939 - This Day in Aviation

On this date in 1939 at Stratford in Connecticut, Igor Sikorsky made the first tethered flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 prototype helicopter. The duration of the flight was just 10 seconds but demonstrated that the helicopter could be controlled. The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 was the first successful single main rotor, single tail rotor helicopter.

Come and check out the multiple helicopters in our collection - they all started with this flight. We are open from 10AM-5PM daily.

14 September 1939: At Stratford, Connecticut, Igor Sikorsky made the first tethered flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 prototype helicopter. The duration of the flight was just 10 seconds but demonstrated that the helicopter could be controlled. The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 was the first successful....

Our T-28A has joined the PSAM flying fleet. She can be used for: - Flyovers- Memorials/Tributes- Airshows- FilmingReach ...
09/12/2020

Our T-28A has joined the PSAM flying fleet. She can be used for:

- Flyovers
- Memorials/Tributes
- Airshows
- Filming

Reach out to [email protected] for more information.

A snap from another satisfied customer of our web-store. Unique aviation merchandise/gifts can be shipped directly to yo...
09/11/2020

A snap from another satisfied customer of our web-store. Unique aviation merchandise/gifts can be shipped directly to your door!

Check the link below for aviation gifts:
https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/web-store/

We will always remember...
09/11/2020

We will always remember...

Join us at the Drive-In tomorrow night! Tickets are now on sale at coachellavalleydrivein.com.Each paid car receives a M...
09/10/2020
The Drive In

Join us at the Drive-In tomorrow night! Tickets are now on sale at coachellavalleydrivein.com.

Each paid car receives a McDonald's Gift Coupon for a future Breakfast Sandwich and Big Mac at a local CV McDonalds of your choice!

Limited space - advance purchase only. Concessions available for purchase. For more details and to buy tickets, go to coachellavalleydrivein.com

Sponsored by the Shalhoub Family.

Socially distanced and fun

Speaking of Mustangs. Today marks the day North American Aviation completed assembly of the NA-73X, the first prototype ...
09/10/2020
9 September 1940 - This Day in Aviation

Speaking of Mustangs. Today marks the day North American Aviation completed assembly of the NA-73X, the first prototype of the new Mustang Mk.I fighter for the Royal Air Force. This was just 117 days after the British Purchasing Commission had authorized the construction of the prototype. The airplane was designed by a team led by Edgar Schmued. The 1,150-horsepower Allison V-12 engine had not yet arrived, so the NA-73X was photographed with dummy exhaust stacks. The prototype’s company serial number was 73-3097. It had been assigned a civil experimental registration number, NX19998.

9 September 1940: North American Aviation completed assembly of the NA-73X, the first prototype of the new Mustang Mk.I fighter for the Royal Air Force. This was just 117 days after the British Purchasing Commission had authorized the construction of the prototype. The airplane was designed by a tea...

Our P-51D "Bunny" has returned to our flying aircraft line-up! Check our schedules for dates and times for her flights. ...
09/10/2020

Our P-51D "Bunny" has returned to our flying aircraft line-up! Check our schedules for dates and times for her flights. Thank you to our Airmotive staff working in 100 degree plus conditions to get her back in the air!

P-51D "Man O War" is nearly finished and will be back in the sky with us soon!

Make a weekend of it! The Drive-in outdoor experience comes on line with first run films in a few days. Visit the 70 air...
09/10/2020
The Drive In

Make a weekend of it! The Drive-in outdoor experience comes on line with first run films in a few days.

Visit the 70 aircraft and 10 acres of educational exhibits at the Palm Springs Air Museum and catch a first run film in the evening.

Enjoy a safe educational visit with the kids!
https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/admission/

Get your Drive-in outdoor experience tickets here:
https://coachellavalleydrivein.com/

Socially distanced and fun

09/09/2020

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today Fred visits with the F7F Tigercat, taking us into late World War 2 and into the Korean War timeframe. The concept of this type of aircraft actually goes even further back to a pre-war when the idea was to take a heavy fighter and fly all the way into the target.

To purchase the Flying Tiger plushie, visit https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/product/born-stuffed-animals/

Enjoy the video and as always, thanks for watching!

On this date Scott Crossfield, a NACA Aeronautical Research Pilot at the High Speed Flight Station, Edwards Air Force Ba...
09/08/2020
8 September 1954 - This Day in Aviation

On this date Scott Crossfield, a NACA Aeronautical Research Pilot at the High Speed Flight Station, Edwards Air Force Base, California, took the North American Aviation F-100A-5-NA Super Sabre, 52-5778, on its first NACA test flight—and his first flight in an F-100.
Come and check out our complete F-100D in the Miles Hangar.

8 September 1954: Scott Crossfield, a NACA Aeronautical Research Pilot at the High Speed Flight Station, Edwards Air Force Base, California, took the North American Aviation F-100A-5-NA Super Sabre, 52-5778, on its first NACA test flight—and his first flight in an F-100. Tests of the prototype and...

In a scene reminiscent of WWII. Our C-47 "What's up Doc?" begins her annual maintenance review. Your donations keep them...
09/08/2020

In a scene reminiscent of WWII. Our C-47 "What's up Doc?" begins her annual maintenance review. Your donations keep them flying. Rest well old warrior. She will return!

Enjoy our "Air Power" package. Each $5K donation to "Doc's" annual overhaul will enjoy a 20 minute flight in our P-51 "Bunny".

Go to the link below to make a donation:
https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/donate/

Today marks the first flight of the legendary Cobra attack helicopter. Come by and check out out the Cobra on display in...
09/07/2020
7 September 1965 - This Day in Aviation

Today marks the first flight of the legendary Cobra attack helicopter. Come by and check out out the Cobra on display in in our Miles Hangar along with 70 other historic military aircraft in our 10 acre one hundred thousand foot facility.

7 September 1965: First flight of the prototype Bell Model 209 attack helicopter. Test pilot William Thomas (“Bill”) Quinlan was in command. The duration of the flight was twelve minutes. The Model 209 was a private venture, built in just seven months and rolled out at Fort Worth, Texas, 2 Septe...

On this date Major Rudolph William Schroeder, Chief Test Pilot of the Engineering Division, McCook field, Ohio, with Lie...
09/06/2020
6 September 1919 - This Day in Aviation

On this date Major Rudolph William Schroeder, Chief Test Pilot of the Engineering Division, McCook field, Ohio, with Lieutenant George W. Elsey as a passenger, flew a Packard Lepère L USA C.II biplane to two Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Records, reaching an altitude of 8,616 meters (28,268 feet).

Packard would continue to be a well known name in aviation.

The Air Museum is open all weekend from 10AM-5PM daily. Come and check out our 70 historic aircraft. You never know what you will see flying on our ramp. Remember kids 12 and under are free...

6 September 1919: Major Rudolph William Schroeder, Chief Test Pilot of the Engineering Division, McCook field, Ohio, with Lieutenant George W. Elsey as a passenger, flew a Packard Lepère L USA C.II biplane to two Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Records, reaching an altitude of...

Our Stearman PT-17 has entered the ride program. Take a ride in this iconic aircraft that trained thousands of aviators ...
09/06/2020

Our Stearman PT-17 has entered the ride program. Take a ride in this iconic aircraft that trained thousands of aviators during WWII.
A safe open air tour of the Coachella Valley at a very special introductory price of $195.00 per person.

Go to the link below to book a ride and get more details:.
https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/warbirdrides/

Technology testing has begun for the Drive-in at the Historic Palm Springs Air Museum. We though we would give you a sne...
09/06/2020

Technology testing has begun for the Drive-in at the Historic Palm Springs Air Museum. We though we would give you a sneak peak. Look for first run film sales to begin on September 11th.

Concession as well as Museum/Drive-in packages will be available. You can make it a safe, socially distanced day & night in Palm Springs...

On this day in history the 3,000th Phantom was delivered! Check out our F-4S in the Miles Hangar along with 10 acres of ...
09/05/2020
5 September 1968 - This Day in Aviation

On this day in history the 3,000th Phantom was delivered! Check out our F-4S in the Miles Hangar along with 10 acres of historic planes and exhibits. We are open 10AM-5PM daily. Kids 12 and under are free...

5 September 1968: The McDonnell Douglas Corporation delivers the 3,000th F-4 Phantom II, an F-4J, to the U.S. Navy. by

Our P-51D Bunny is almost out of maintenance and ready to return to our flying fleet. Come by and see this iconic hero o...
09/05/2020

Our P-51D Bunny is almost out of maintenance and ready to return to our flying fleet. Come by and see this iconic hero of WWII and the 70 other aircraft in our collection. We are flying all weekend - you never know what you will see moving our ramp. Kids twelve and under are free all Month! We are open 10AM to 5PM daily...

We are open all of Labor Day weekend!  Come on over and check out our Doolittle Raiders exhibit in the Pacific Hangar. T...
09/04/2020
4 September 1922 - This Day in Aviation

We are open all of Labor Day weekend! Come on over and check out our Doolittle Raiders exhibit in the Pacific Hangar. Today marks -then Lieutenant- Dolittle’s first Transcontinental crossing of the U.S. in one day. We can never forget these brave pioneers of aviation...

4 September 1922: First Lieutenant James H. (“Jimmy”) Doolittle, Air Service, United States Army, made the first transcontinental crossing of the United States in a single day when he flew a DH.4B-1-S single-engine biplane, Air Service Serial Number 22-353, from Pablo Beach, Florida, ¹ to Rockw...

A huge thank you to KMIR/NBC and KESQ/ABC/CBS for the great coverage of our VJ event yesterday commemorating the officia...
09/03/2020
Palm Springs Air Museum honors WWII victory in Japan with ceremony and flyover - KESQ

A huge thank you to KMIR/NBC and KESQ/ABC/CBS for the great coverage of our VJ event yesterday commemorating the official end of WWII. The great video production is very much appreciated. We can never forget the Greatest Generation.

Check out the great work of our news organizations below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsen-IfpYM&feature=youtu.be

https://kesq.com/news/2020/09/02/palm-springs-air-museum-to-honor-wwii-victory-in-japan-with-ceremony-and-flyover/

The Palm Springs Air Museum honored the U.S. World War II victory in Japan with a livestream ceremony and patriotic air display Wednesday morning. Did you see vintage planes in the air earlier today? The Palm Springs Air Museum celebrated U.S. World War II victory in Japan with a patriotic air displ...

A huge thank you to all that attended and supported our VJ Day tribute today. A special note of gratitude to WWII Vetera...
09/02/2020

A huge thank you to all that attended and supported our VJ Day tribute today. A special note of gratitude to WWII Veteran SSgt Bob McKee, a veteran of the war in the Pacific, B-29 Superfortress radar operator, 497th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force. What a fantastic interview.

We also want to recognize our aircraft maintainers (airmotive), museum staff, aircrew, and pilots that worked long hours to make this Valley-wide flight display featuring our WWII veteran aircraft “What’s Up Doc” C-47 Skytrain, with our T-28A, T-28B, and T-6 possible.

if you missed it the event can be found streaming here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/palmspringsairmuseum/live

Thank you to our Veterans and thank you for supporting your Palm Springs Air Museum...

Tune in to the Palm Springs Air Museum Live Stream on YouTube today at 11 am and look to the skies in the Coachella Vall...
09/02/2020

Tune in to the Palm Springs Air Museum Live Stream on YouTube today at 11 am and look to the skies in the Coachella Valley after the program for a patriotic air display in honor of our World War II Victory in Japan.

You can catch the live stream here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/palmspringsairmuseum/live

The live stream kickoff of the event will feature an interview with WWII Veteran SSgt Bob McKee, veteran of the war in the Pacific , B-29 Superfortress radar operator, 497th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force.

At 1120 the Aircraft will depart the ramp and make 1 pass prior to departing for their flight around the Coachella Valley and Eastern Riverside County.

Listen for the engines and then go outside and look up to see our patriotic flight. This Valley-wide flight display features our WWII veteran aircraft “What’s Up Doc” C-47 Skytrain, and our T-28A and our T-28B Trojan.

Here's the official flight route for the patriotic air display throughout the Valley tomorrow Wednesday, September 2.At ...
09/01/2020

Here's the official flight route for the patriotic air display throughout the Valley tomorrow Wednesday, September 2.

At approximately 11am a live stream kickoff of the event will feature an interview with WWII Veteran SSgt Bob McKee, a veteran of the war in the Pacific, B-29 Superfortress radar operator, 497th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force.

At 11:20am the Aircraft will depart the ramp and make 1 pass prior to departing for their flight around the Coachella Valley and Eastern Riverside County.

Listen for the engines and then go outside and look up to see our patriotic flight. This Valley-wide flight display features our WWII veteran aircraft “What’s Up Doc” C-47 Skytrain, and our T-28A and our T-28B Trojan.

You can catch the live stream here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/palmspringsairmuseum/live

08/31/2020
Under The Cowling F-105

If you missed Saturday's live stream of our second episode in the new Under The Cowling series, here's the recording featuring the F-105 with USAF Pilots: Captain Frank Tullo, and Colonel Gordon Jenkins. Thanks for watching!

Yeah we are thinking outside the box. Or more apt - on top of the box... Screen base test stack is up for the proposed d...
08/30/2020

Yeah we are thinking outside the box. Or more apt - on top of the box... Screen base test stack is up for the proposed drive in...

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at approximately 11AM the Palm Springs Air Museum honors our World War II Victory in Jap...
08/29/2020

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at approximately 11AM the Palm Springs Air Museum honors our World War II Victory in Japan with a patriotic air display throughout the Valley.

The live stream kickoff of the event will feature an interview with WWII Veteran SSgt Bob McKee, veteran of the war in the Pacific , B-29 Superfortress radar operator, 497th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force.

At 1120 the Aircraft will depart the ramp and make 1 pass prior to departing for their flight around the Coachella Valley and Eastern Riverside County.

Listen for the engines and then go outside and look up to see our patriotic flight. This Valley-wide flight display features our WWII veteran aircraft “What’s Up Doc” C-47 Skytrain, and our T-28A and our T-28B Trojan.

You can catch the live stream here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/palmspringsairmuseum/live

Remember tomorrow to tune into "Under the Cowling" at 11AM PT. Featuring the F-105D BN#61-108 "Kombat Kathy". USAF pilot...
08/28/2020

Remember tomorrow to tune into "Under the Cowling" at 11AM PT. Featuring the F-105D BN#61-108 "Kombat Kathy".

USAF pilots Captain Frank Tullo & Colonel Gordon Jenkins will be joining us. Find out more details on the "Thud" and what it was like in life or death aerial combat over the skies of Vietnam...

Join us as we honor the veterans who put it all on the line...

Go to:

https://www.youtube.com/c/palmspringsairmuseum/live

Say hello again to F-117A Tail#833. The aircraft will be accepted into the PSAM collection on Saturday October 3rd. Keep...
08/28/2020

Say hello again to F-117A Tail#833. The aircraft will be accepted into the PSAM collection on Saturday October 3rd. Keep an eye out for details on the Ceremony and special behind the scenes opportunities on this rare jet. Join us as we honor the veterans that operated this ground breaking plane. Remember its about the crews that put it all on the line...

Another jet in our inventory - our A7-A BN#152675 - went back on it’s gear today. Some snaps of the plane and crew on th...
08/27/2020

Another jet in our inventory - our A7-A BN#152675 - went back on it’s gear today. Some snaps of the plane and crew on the deck of CV-43 Coral Sea as carrier returned from Vietnam.

The aircraft had finished bombing missions over Laos with VA-82 - the Marauders - on their 1969-1970 cruise. Come by and see this piece of history being restored - remember it’s all about the brave veterans who flew her and our rich history of military aviation.

Address

745 N Gene Autry Trl
Palm Springs, CA
92262

General information

Museum is open daily 10 to 5. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and usually the 2nd Friday in February, for the annual fundraising gala. Check the website - on occasion the museum may close due to a private event, or if a dignitary is flying into Palm Springs. Our back tarmac is adjacent to the Palm Springs International Airport.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(760) 778-6262

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P-51 Mustang “Bunny”

Our P-51 Mustang “Bunny” in honor of the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

ABOUT THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM

There is always something new at the Palm Springs Air Museum, where history comes alive and visitors can get close to the vintage World War II and Korea/Vietnam era aircraft. Named in 2014 as one of the top 14 aviation museums in the world by CNN Travel, 59 flyable and static planes are on display inside four climate-controlled hangars totaling 86,000 square feet inside with more outside on the tarmac. Many of the Museum docents actually flew these planes and served on the ships. The four hangars are organized by theme, with related exhibits lining the walls. Visitors enter through the Lobby, and pay at the Gift Shop to get their wristbands. From the Lobby, visitors can either go straight, past restrooms and the Buddy Rogers Theater to the hangars or head upstairs by elevator or staircase to the 9,200 volume research library and Education Center. In the outer room of the Library are computer flight simulators to entertain and teach the principles of flight to people of all ages.

The Pacific (Navy) Hangar includes exhibits and aircraft used by the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Highlights include the Pearl Harbor diorama narrated by NBC journalist and author Tom Brokaw, the Grumman “cats”; the Avenger, Corsair, Dauntless and Invader. The PBY Catalina Flying Boat is usually on the Tarmac. Ship models, uniforms and weapon display cabinets complement the large wall Pacific Map and the aviation art by American Stan Stokes. Be sure and check out the Honor Wall showing our docent veterans!

The European (Army) Hangar features exhibits and aircraft used by the Army in the European Theater during World War II, plus a T-33 training jet used in Korea and Vietnam. Highlights of this hangar include the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, P-47 Thunderbolt, the renovated flying Red Tail P-51 Mustang (when not flying) the P-63 King Cobra (when not flying), the Spitfire and the C-47 (when not flying, otherwise it’s out on the Tarmac). Other highlights in this hangar include the Tuskegee Airmen mural, the interactive Living History Kiosk, the large wall European Map with interactive display, the Women Pilots of WWII exhibit and the Jackie Cochran exhibit. Portions of Chris Demarest’s World War Two Journey are also on display.

The smallest hangar (entrance from the European Hangar) contains the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Berger Youth Exploration Center with fun, interactive activities for young people (including a F-16 Flight Simulator), the Gen. Ken Miles Aviation Science Center, Freedom Fighters’ Café and restrooms. Flag and engine displays are also in this hangar. Visitors can see our mechanics working on one of our vintage aircraft.

Now open is the new Major General Kenneth P. Miles Hangar, (entrance from just outside the Pacific Hangar to the south), which houses our Cold War, Korea and Vietnam War aircraft and supporting exhibits, including the new Edward and Mona Sher POW Bracelet exhibit that was in the Pacific Hangar. Hangar includes the Presidential Experience, Korean War Remembrance Wall, Ken Marts’ Presidents Who Served, the Frederick Noble Engine Display, and several jets: F-4 Phantom II, F-84, F-86, F-100, F-102, F-104 and the EA-6B Prowler

Visitors can tour the interior of a flyable B-17 and C-47 (when not flying). Flight exhibitions occur most Saturday afternoons November through May. The Annual Flower Drop & Air Fair occurs every Memorial Day Monday.

Documentaries are shown daily in the Buddy Rogers Theatre. On-going lecture series highlights the significance of Air Power and as much as possible include eye-witness accounts.

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