Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) named Palm Springs Air Museum Productions’ Women In Aviation Best Documentary for July 2023. Palm Springs Air Museum Productions has now produced two award winning documentaries in as many years. Last year’s 25th Anniversary Special took home an Emmy Award from the NATAS Pacific Southwest Region an Emmy for Best Direction.
Women In Aviation is a heartfelt salute to the remarkable women who’ve soared to great heights in the world of aviation. Quest for Excellence: Women in Aviation is a one-hour broadcast television special. It provides a chance for viewers to meet ground-breaking women in aviation, many honored at the 2022 Palm Springs Air Museum’s annual gala. Women fighter pilots, astronauts, heroes, and daredevils. The first Latina in space, the first female commander of a naval air test base, the first female commander of a space shuttle mission, the fastest female speed record holder in a Reno air race, the female Captain hero of Southwest Flight 380, and many more. Their accomplishments and contributions to aviation span decades. Women In Aviation will be rebroadcast this month on KVCR, a PBS station based in San Bernardino. Air times are Sunday, August 13 at 7 PM, Friday, August 18 at 9 PM and Saturday, August 19 at 5 PM.
The Los Angeles Film Awards is a monthly competition for filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. Out of over 8,000 film festivals, LAFA is the first one to receive over 400 Five-Star Reviews on FilmFreeway, Women In Aviation (WIA) was produced by Palm Springs Air Museum Productions with executive producer Fred Bell and directed by Phillip Large with The Jones Agency. An accompanying Study Guide for those interested in delving deeper can be downloaded from psairmuseum.org/education
The Palm Springs Air Museum provides a platform to tell engaging stories with historical accuracy, featuring the planes pilots flew and the stories behind them. They have the muscle to tell stories that are Engaging, Impactful, and Inspiring. The non profit Palm Springs Air Museum contains over 73 vintage airframes from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm contained in 91,000 square feet of open hangars and on the tarmac. Additional displays and memorabilia are located throughout the hangar facilities. The Museum and unique Gift shop are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and February 10, 2024. For more info, visit PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org or call 760-778-6262 during business hours.