King of the Cats – Palm Springs Airport

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 biplane takes off from the Palm Springs International Airport. Built in 1941, it was previously owned by Baron “The Flying Innkeeper” Hilton before being donated to the Palm Springs Air Museum by the Hilton family.

On the tarmac is “King of the Cats” – a Grumman F7F Tigercat. The Tigercat was a night fighter bomber formerly with several U.S. Marine fighter squadrons.

Aviation, Photography

Visit the Palm Springs Air Museum



We enjoyed our visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum recently, where 59 flyable and static vintage World War II and Korea/Vietnam era aircraft are on display on the tarmac at the Palm Springs Airport (PSP) and inside four climate-controlled hangars totaling 86,000 square feet.

On many weekends, you can book a ride over the skies of Palm Springs in one of their vintage warbirds, including a C-47 Skytrain, P-51 Mustang, T-28B Trojan or the T-33 Shooting Star Jet.

The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 North Gene Autry Trail.