Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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A-10 Warthog Hitchhiking

It was only later that I found out that A-10 Warthog drivers are not allowed to pick up hitchhikers. At the Reno Air Races 2021.

The Thunderbirds Straight Up

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds last week at the Reno Air Races 2021. It is the Thunderbirds that caught my aviation imagination going back to the 1960’s. It is a thrill for me to see and photograph them.

Swapping a T-6 for an F-35

I tried to get the pilot to swap airplanes with me. I had a perfectly good T-6 right there, all fueled and ready to go. At the Reno Air Races 2021.

And This Happened

And this happened… Getting ready to leave the Reno Air Races yesterday morning. Backseat of a P-51 Mustang.

SSD

Wow! I don’t know why I have not done this sooner. Copying and running photo and video files from a portable solid state device is so much faster than hard drives. Especially copying from a CFast card. And this is a 1TB drive and it is so small. I am a convert!

Pretty Polly Passes Mustang

The Palm Springs Air Museum P-63 Kingcobra “Pretty Polly” passing up a P-51 Mustang. Ok yes the Mustang was on the ramp. Here at the Reno Air Races 2021.

3 Here For The Reno Air Races 2021

From left to right, the P-63 Kingcobra “Pretty Polly”, the P-51 Mustang “Bunny” and the P-51 Mustang “Man O’War” arriving for the Reno Air Races Saturday morning from the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Got Here Reno Air Races 2021

Landing Saturday morning at Stead airport in a P-51 Mustang for the Reno Air Races. I am here with the team from the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Reno Air Races 2021

Saturday morning I fly up to the Reno Air Races. I am on the team for the Palm Springs Air Museum. We are racing three airplanes, two P-51 Mustangs and a P-63 Kingcobra. We are also flying up our T-6 and a C-47. An entire Air Force! I will be flying up in another P-51 Mustang but if one of these guys could take me with them that would be great. I am all about being time efficient. Less travel time is good. Thanks in advance Thunderbirds if you could stop by and pick me up. Photograph from the 2019 Reno Air Races.

My Best Side

Me doing more of what I do at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Photograph by my good Air Museum friend Rob.