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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.

Palm Springs Air Museum
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Tomcat at Palm Springs Air Museum
Established1996
Location745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, California 92262
Coordinates33°49′57″N 116°30′17″W / 33.8325°N 116.5047°W / 33.8325; -116.5047Coordinates: 33°49′57″N 116°30′17″W / 33.8325°N 116.5047°W / 33.8325; -116.5047
TypeAviation museum
Collection size29 vintage aircraft in a 70,000 square foot facility
FounderBob Pond & Pete Madison
DirectorFred Bell
ChairpersonDan Gilbertson
Websitehttp://www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

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.

An extensive collection of aviation art by Stan Stokes.

Grumman F8F Bearcat at Palm Springs Museum
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

HistoryEdit

The museum was founded by Bob Pond and Pete Madison. It opened to the public on 11 November 1996.[3] The museum opened a new hangar, named for Major General Ken Miles, in May 2017.[4]

CollectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Goolsby, Denise (24 May 2014). "Dining buddies dreamed up Palm Springs Air Museum". Desert Sun. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ Descant, Skip (26 May 2017). "New hangar opens at Palm Springs Air Museum, ready for an educational mission". Desert Sun. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an "Aircraft". Palm Springs Air Museum. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Mikoyan Gurevich-Aero S-106 Fishbed-C (NATO), s/n 1112 {1} CVL, c/n 161112". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell AH-1G-BF Cobra, s/n 67-15574 US, c/n 20238". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Restorations". Palm Springs Air Museum. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell P-63A-1-BE Kingcobra, s/n 42-68864 USAAF, c/n 091263RP, c/r N163BP". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell UH-1B-BF Iroquois, s/n 63-8610 US, c/n 832, c/r N5HF". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Stearman-Boeing PT-17 Kaydet, s/n 38393 USN, c/n 75-8014, c/r N63555". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Boeing VB-17G Fortress, s/n 44-85778 USAF, c/n 8687, c/r N3509G". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Airframe Dossier - North American-Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Sabre 32, s/n F-8612 TNI-AU, c/n CA27-072". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Consolidated OA-10 Catalina, s/n 48426 USN, c/n 1788, c/r N31235". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  15. ^ Goolsby, Denise (21 March 2015). "Palm Springs Air Museum lands an F-102 aircraft". Desert Sun. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Convair F-102A-80-CO Delta Dagger, s/n 56-1432 USAF". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  17. ^ a b c "AIRCRAFT ON LOAN (by Location)" (PDF). National Museum of the United States Air Force. April 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  18. ^ "F-106B 57-2509". F-106 Delta Dart Association. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk, s/n 44-7084 USAAF, c/n 32824, c/r N999CD". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Douglas-Lynch Air Tankers STOL 26, s/n 44-35721 USAAF, c/n 29000, c/r N9425Z". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Douglas RC-47, s/n 044 IDF, c/n 16007, c/r N60154". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Northrop-Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, s/n 36176 USN, c/n 4815". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, s/n 154649 USN". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Engineering and Research Corporation 415C, c/n 4019, c/r N3394H". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  25. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar, s/n 53-8154 USAF, c/n 257, c/r N90267". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  26. ^ "Airframe Dossier - General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon, s/n 163277 USN, c/n 3M-10". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  27. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman A-6A Intruder, s/n 154162 USN, c/n I-297". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  28. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman C-1A Trader, s/n 146048 USN, c/n G-96-78, c/r N7171M". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  29. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat, s/n 94473 USN, c/n A-12225, c/r N4964W". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  30. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat, s/n 80412 USN, c/n C.154, c/r N207F". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  31. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman F-14A-105-GR Tomcat, s/n 160898 USN, c/n 327". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  32. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman-General Motors Eastern Aircraft Division FM-2 Wildcat, s/n 55627 USN, c/n 3268, c/r N47201". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  33. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman G-58B, c/n D-1262, c/r N700A". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  34. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman-General Motors TBM-3 Avenger, s/n 53785 USN, c/n 3847, c/r N7075C". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  35. ^ "Palm Springs Air Museum's F-104 Starfighter Unveiling". Warbird Digest. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  36. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Lockheed-Fokker F-104G Starfighter, s/n D-8244 KLu, c/n 8244". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  37. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon, s/n 37211 USN, c/n 15-1177, c/r N7273C". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  38. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Lockheed TV-2 Shooting Star, s/n 126591 USN, c/n 580-5327, c/r N6633D". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  39. ^ "Airframe Dossier - McDonnell F-4S Phantom II, s/n 153851 USN, c/n 2299". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  40. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Northrop-McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A-14-MC (Lot 7) Hornet, s/n 162403 USN, c/n 231/A183". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  41. ^ "Airframe Dossier - North American TB-25N Mitchell, s/n 44-86747 USAAF, c/n 108-47501, c/r N8163H". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  42. ^ "Airframe Dossier - North American F-100D-50-NH Super Sabre, s/n 3-888 THK, c/n 224-155, c/r N2011U". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  43. ^ "Airframe Dossier - North American P-51D-30-NA Mustang, s/n 9273 RCAF, c/n 122-41448, c/r N151BP". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  44. ^ "Airframe Dossier - North American T-6G Texan, s/n 85 Racer, c/n 88-11594, c/r N85JR". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  45. ^ "Airframe Dossier - North American T-28B Trojan, s/n 138203 USN, c/n 200-274, c/r N372C". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  46. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman EA-6B Prowler, s/n 163030". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  47. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Taylorcraft-Piper J-3L-65, c/n 04594, c/r N28118". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  48. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Republic-General Motors-Fisher Body F-84F-40-GK Thunderstreak, s/n 51-9531 USAF". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  49. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Republic TF-47D Thunderbolt, s/n 122 FAPe, c/n 399-55744, c/r N47RP". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  50. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse, s/n 154895 USMC, c/n 58-1805". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  51. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Supermarine Spitfire FR.XIVe, s/n SG108 FABe, c/n 6S-648206, c/r N114BP". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  52. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Vought-Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, s/n 215 FAS, c/n 3890, c/r N62290". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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