MiG 21 Open Cockpit & Disney’s PLANES: Fire & Rescue at PSAM

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MiG 21 at PSAM copy

Saturday, Jun 19- From 1 – 3 PM, Aviation enthusiast will have the opportunity to sit behind the controls of the Mig-21 as the Palm Springs Air Museum hosts its traditional “Open Cockpit” event.The Palm Springs Air Museum’s  Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F “1112” is former Czechoslovakian Air Force plane.The plane was brought to the United States by a Czech emigre Stefan Hornack who brought his collection of Eastern Bloc warbirds over with the hopes of setting up a new museum. Unfortunately Hornack was killed in a car accident before he could bring his dream to fruition and his collection has been dismantled.Stefan’s Widow donated the MiG-21F to PSAM and the plane was restored to its original Czech Air Force colors and markings

As part of a yearly program the “Open Cockpit” program will also give guests the opportunity to enjoy an extra special experience of being allowed to sit at the controls and pose for pictures. From 1PM -3PM each Saturday all summer long, a selected aircraft will be opened up and made accessible to the public.

Upcoming events:
July 19th: Mig 21 Jet Fighter
July 26th : SBD Dauntless
Aug 2nd: AH-1 Cobra Helicopter
Aug 9th : P-40 Warhawk
Aug 16th: UH-1 Huey Helicopter
Aug 23th : F-4 Phantom II
Aug 30th: Supermarine Spitfire MK XIV
Sept 6th: AH-1 Cobra Helicopter
Sept 13th: P-40 Warhawk
Sept 20th: Mig 21 Jet Fighter
Sept 27th: SBD Dauntles

Included with regular admission. Kids 5 and under get in free, as do active military with ID and their immediate family.In addition the Buddy Rogers Theater will play documentaries featuring that particular aircraft all day long. Museum Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions and provide the historical back drop for the aircraft featured.

For more information about the museum:

Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail P
Palm Springs, California 92262
Ph: 760-778-6262
Fax: 760-482-188



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