To support the intense public interest in the Stealth Fighter #-833, there will be six upcoming F-117A Exclusive Visitor Experiences at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Five of the six F-117A Nighthawk expert guest speakers are now confirmed for this series. The F-117A Stealth Fighter was developed and built by the Skunk Works Division of Lockheed Martin.
Each experience lasts 90 minutes and includes a different Skunk Works Expert or F-117 pilot to interpret the airplane, a different Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a chance to look inside the cockpit for each session. The F-117 Experience dates and confirmed guest speakers are:
Friday October 30th with Steve Justice, the Former Director of Advanced Systems Development at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works Division
Friday November 27th, with Sherm Mullin, Lockheed Skunk Works Head, Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
Saturday November 28th, with James “JB” Brown, former Chief of Flight Operations, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Division, Chief Test Pilot for the F-117 Nighthawk
Saturday, December 26th, with Neil Kacena, Vice President, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin
Saturday, January 2nd, T.B.A.
Saturday, February 6th, with Bob Loschke, F-117 Flight Control Systems Research, Flight Control System Analysis, Development, and Testing – 36 years with Lockheed Martin
These very, limited availability tickets are $45 each or $245 for the entire series of 6 (six) Experiences. Each experience will take place in the evening at 5 PM. Tickets may be purchased online at PSAirMuseum.org/programs/f117-experience.
Stealth Fighter F-117A #833 is the second highest combat mission aircraft in the fleet, logging 75 combat hours during Operation Desert Storm and Allied Force. The aircraft was also the 49th Wing Commander’s aircraft during Operation Allied Force. In total, the aircraft has 5,140 hours of flight.
The Palm Springs Air Museum contains over 71 vintage airframes from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War contained in 86,000 square feet of open hangars and on the tarmac. Additional displays and memorabilia are located throughout the hangar facilities. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Admission rates range from $11.50 to $18.50. Kids 12 and under get in free with paid adult admission. Discounts for seniors and teenagers. Active military and immediate family are free with ID. For more info, visit PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org or call 760-778-6262 during business hours.