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Aircraft Rides

See awesome vintage airplanes flying over the Palm Springs Air Museum! Don’t miss your chance to fly in one of these planes.

 

 

C-47 Skytrain Ride

Go back in time with a ride on our vintage C-47 Skytrain and enjoy the beauty of Palm Springs from the sky! Our C-47 Skytrain served in the armed forces of a number of countries throughout its 58 year military career. Not until it was acquired by the Museum in 2003, did she receive a civilian registration. Now this aircraft continues to delight Museum visitors as a flyable exhibit. “What’s Up Doc?”, painted complete with original nose art and invasion stripes is a flying tribute to the men and machines used to kick off the June, 6 1944 D-Day invasion.

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T-28 Trojan

Ride in this remarkably strong, fast, and capable trainer airplane. Experience that wonderful music of the big Wright radial engine.

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P-51 Mustang

No warbird envokes the memories of fighter aircraft in combat like the P-51 MUSTANG. Serving in WW2 & Korea as a bomber escort and tactical fighter-bomber this aircraft has returned to the skies!  See her flying at the Palm Springs Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival.

The P-51 Mustang carries the colors and markings of the Red Tails – the Tuskegee Black Fighter Pilot Squadron from World War II, which accompanied the B-17 Flying Fortresses when they did their bombing raids over Germany.  This particular plane, Bunny, is named and has the markings of the P-51 Mustang that Lt. Col. Bob Friend flew. Friend flew 140 combat missions in Europe.

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T-33 Shooting Star Jet

Experience the thrill of flying in a vintage T-33 Shooting Star Jet, the trainer version of the US Air Force’s first jet fighter.

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Passengers MUST check in with the Flight Ops desk at least 30 minutes in advance of flight time. All riders must sign a Participant Release form prior to flight.

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