A Trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum [The Flying Gourmet]

Jim Jellison - The Flying Gourmet

Palm Springs Air MuseumPalm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 778-6262

Just recently returned from by biennial trip to Palm Desert, funny I go there to enjoy the dry desert heat, but this year it rained. It’s strange that I had to go to the desert to experience rain! Oh well, such is the new California weather paradigm.

The Palm Springs area has a lot of wealth. I have never seen so many Bentley and Rolls Royce automobiles, not to mention Maserati’s, Ferrari’s, and Lamborghini’s. So, as you might expect the wealth is also expressed in the quality of the displays and aircraft at their air museum. I understand that up to a few years ago the gentleman who owned most of the aircraft allowed them to be flown on occasion. This fact really separated this museum from most! It is one thing to have an antique warbird and another to actually keep it in flying condition $$$.

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