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Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum
Tomcat at Palm Springs Air Museum
Established 1994
Location 745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, California 92262
Coordinates
Type Aerospace Museum
Collection size 29 vintage aircraft in a 70,000 square foot facility
Director Dan Gilbertson (Chairman & CEO)
President Fred Bell (director)
Website http://www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

The Palm Springs Air Museum (PSAM), is a non-profit educational institution in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California. The Museum's mission is to exhibit, educate and eternalize the role of the World War II combat aircraft and the role the pilots and American citizens had in winning the war. In addition to flying aircraft, related artifacts, artwork, and library sources are used to perpetuate American history. It contains one of the world's largest collections of flying World War II warplanes, many of which were built in Southern California.[1][2] Many of these aircraft have been used by motion picture companies in movies set during the second world war.

Located on the north-east side of the Palm Springs International Airport, the Air Museum is housed in a new structure that includes three main display hangars, theater, gift shop, ramp and airport access for flight demonstrations and visiting planes, research library, simulator and education center. The museum has also been rented as the site for celebrity galas, private parties and balls. The museum is available for rent.

An extensive collection of aviation art by Stan Stokes.

Grumman F8F at Palm Springs Museum
FG-1D Corsair

Contents

  • Collection 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

Collection

The Flying Collection includes:

Static Display includes:

In 2001 Huell Howser Productions, in association with KCET/Los Angeles, featured the Air Museum in California's Gold; the program is available as a VHS videorecording.[3]

References

  1. ^ Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums and Collections of North America, Sudbourne, England, 2007. ISBN 978-0851303857.
  2. ^ Parker, Dana T. Building Victory: Aircraft Manufacturing in the Los Angeles Area in World War II, Cypress, CA, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9897906-0-4.
  3. ^ OCLC 47732536

Further reading

  • Hussey, Steven P. (2012). Aircraft of...Palm Springs Air Museum (iBooks). p. 68.  
  • Niemann, Greg (2006). "40: Reviving the Big One – WWII". Palm Springs Legends: creation of a desert oasis. San Diego, CA:   (here for Table of Contents)

External links

  • Official website
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