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Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Gala

Palm Springs Air Museum


February 10, 2024    
5:30 pm

Saturday, February 10, 2024 – Doors open at 5:30 PM; Dinner at 7 PM

Theme: Top Secret — Heroes of Modern Tech

Dress: Black Tie or Military Uniform

Celebrity Emcee: Joe Mantegna

Entertainment: The Elite Show Band

Event Chairs: Lisa Bell and Marguerita Maassen-Gilbertson

Price: $525 Per Person/Sponsor Tables Available


  • Steve Hinton, Lifetime Achievement
  • Lt. Gen. S. Clinton ‘Q’ Hinote, USAF (RET) – Bandit 567
  • Maj. W. Blake Bourland, USAF (RET) – Bandit 301
  • Col. Alton C. AI’ Whitley, Jr., USAF (RET) Wing Commander – Bandit 150
  • Col. Ralph W. ‘Getch’ Getchell, USAF (RET) Squadron Commander – Bandit 287
  • Col. Lee D. Gustin, USAF (RET) – Bandit 297
  • Lt. Col. Joseph A. ‘TBag’ Salata, USAF (RET) – Bandit 295 
  • Lt. Col. David W. Francis, USAF (RET) – Bandit 317 
  • Lt. Col. Doug ‘Rosie’ Rosenstock – USAF (RET)
One of the Highlight Events of the Season!
  • Hosted cocktail reception with passed appetizers
  • Gourmet dinner
  • Entertainment and dancing inside two hangars at the Palm Springs Air Museum