“For today’s travelers, a trip to the airport can bring as much a sense of anxiety as anticipation. Outdated airline scheduling tools and ugly weather patterns can often mean long delays or cancellations. These days, many would agree that flying is no longer fun.

To restore the joy of aviation, you need only visit the Palm Springs Air Museum. Located behind the California city’s regular commercial airport, the air museum planes look almost as good on land as they do in the sky. The setting is idyllic, with many planes parked outdoors against a backdrop of palm trees and snow-capped mountains. More than 70 planes are tethered here, but don’t expect to see many examples of commercial aircraft. Most of these “birds” have seen action in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and during Desert Storm operations. The gleaming silver aircraft (and a few helicopters) stand in proud tribute to the pilots who flew them, and the crews that serviced them…”

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