Meet Skipper: Plane Depicted in New Disney Movie Showcased at Palm Springs Air Museum

Left is “Skipper” from Disney’s new movie PLANES and right is the inspiration F4U Corsair at Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS – Imperial and Coachella Valley residents can check out one of the planes depicted in the new Disney movie “Planes” this weekend at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

The F4U Corsair will be on display at 1 p.m. Saturday as part of the museum’s “Open Cockpit” events, in which people can sit in the plane’s cockpit and pose for photos.

The character Skipper in “Planes,” which opens today, is a Corsair. Disney recorded engine sounds from one of the museum’s planes for Skipper’s engine noise, according to the museum.

During “Open Cockpit,” museum patrons can watch documentaries featuring the particular aircraft, and ask museum volunteers questions. “Open Cockpit” is free with museum admission.

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