Palm Springs Air Museum

Located on the east side of Palm Springs International Airport, the museum was founded in 1996. One of the founders was Bob Pond, a famous warbird collector and racing pilot. A hangar is named for him, and several of the aircraft are from his personal collection, often with an N-number ending BP.

We were given a tour of the restoration area, and had a very enjoyable visit, enhanced by getting a pretty good view of operations at the neighbouring airport. Our visit was on 2nd May.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Bell P-63A Kingcobra 42-68864 USAF Pretty Polly
Bell UH-1H Iroquois 67-17174 Converted to an artwork called TakeMeHomeHuey by Steve Maloney.
Boeing B-17G Fortress 44-85778 USAF Miss Angela
Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster 67-21331 USAF
Consolidated OA-10 (PBY-5A) Catalina 48426 N31235 USN - in the restoration area.
Convair QF-106B Delta Dart 57-2509 USAF - in the restoration area.
Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk 44-7084 N999CD USAF
Douglas C-47B (DC-3A) N60154 44-76423 3X-S USAF What's Up Doc?. Ex RAF KN381, then a long history in Belgium, France and Israel. We also saw it at the Chino airshow.
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless 36176 B-25 USN
Douglas-A-26C Invader (Lynch STOL 26) 44-35721 BP N9425Z USAF
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk 154649 01 USN
ERCO 415-C Ercoupe N3394H  
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar forward fuselage 53-8154 N90267 927 161 USAF
GAF N24A Nomad fuselage N4817E Ex VH-IIL
General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon 163277 USN
Grumman (GM) FM-2 Wildcat 55627 F-3 N47201 USN
Grumman (GM) TBM-3 Avenger 53785 2X N7075C (NL7075C) USN
Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat 80412 N207F (NX207F) BP-7 USN
Grumman F9F-5P Panther 125316 MU-7 USN
Grumman G-58B Bearcat N700A (NL700A) BP Bob's Bear - always a civilian aircraft.
Grumman C-1A Trader 146048 N7171M USN
Grumman A-6A Intruder 154162 AJ-500 USN
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 160898 107 USN
Lockheed (Fokker) F-104G Starfighter D-8244 Dutch AF as 'USAF 70913 FG-913 101'
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon 37211 USN ex N7273C
Lockheed TV-2 (T-33) Shooting Star 126591 N6633D (NX6633D) USN ex 51-4033, N335V. We saw this flying at the Chino Airshow.
McDonnell F-4S Phantom II 153851 NF-101 USN
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A 162403 NG-210 USN
MiG-15bis Fagot 16 red North Vietnamese AF
MiG-17F Fresco-C 3020 red North Vietnamese AF
MiG-21 (Aero S-106) Fishbed-C 1112 Czechoslovak AF
North American P-51D Mustang N151BP 62 USAF Bunny ex N5436V, N51TC. We also saw it at the Chino airshow.
North American T-6G Texan 49-3402 N85JR USAF ex 42-3890, N9882C as 'USN SNJ 0084 2-P-7'
North American (Commonwealth Aircraft Corp) Sabre 32 '52-24629 FU-629' Marked as 'USAF Ken's Kitten' ex Australian AF A94-972, Indonesian AF F-8612
North American F-100D Super Sabre 55-2888 USAF ex Turkish AF 3-888, N2011U (NX2011U)
North American TB-25N Mitchell 44-86747 N8163H USAF Mitch the Witch II
Republic TF-47D Thunderbolt 45-49205 N47RP (NX47RP) Marked as P-47D 42-28473 2Z-P Squirt III. Ex Peru AF 547, 122, N47DE, G-BLZW
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 61-0108 RU USAAF Kombat Kathy
Rutan VariEze 38  
Schweizer SGS 2-8 N47903 USAF
Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse 154895 75 USMC
Supermarine Spitfire FRXIV NH904 W2-P N114BP (NX114BP) RAF ex Belgian AF SG108 G-FIRE, N8118J
Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair N62290 (NX62290) S-301 USN ex Salvador AF 215

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