Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Veterans Day Flyovers

Veterans Day this year the Palm Springs Air Museum did flyovers in the C-47 and other Museum aircraft. Alongside was the C-53 “D-Day Doll” from the Commemorative Air Force Riverside CA.

Surprise!

We are getting a very famous historic aircraft at the Palm Springs Air Museum. If all goes according to plan it will fly in this Saturday late afternoon. This is not it!

The Spruce Goose 1946 in Long Beach California

Fuel It up

Just another typical day with me. Fueling up the C-47 at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Reno Air Races Behind The Scenes

I was getting the Palm Springs Air Museum T-6 towed back to the race pits after doing a raffle ride for the Air Races. Shot a few photos as I was riding back on the tailgate of the truck. I think this is a pretty cool scene from the woman who is my wing walker to the couple by the jet and the other guys just there doing what they are doing. Reno Air Races 2021.

The Bachelorette

Photograph from the ABC series “The Bachelorette”. Why do I have it here? Well just to the right of that airplane is me. Much of the episode was shot at the Palm Springs Air Museum. So it was my job to send the airplane out, have it taxi back on cue and marshal it back to the spot marked by the director. The spot marked with 3 inches of green masking tape. Not easy but we did it in one take! The pilot Patrick and I have worked together a lot so we know each other like this really well.

A lot more was shot at the Air Museum over a few days and the video scenes are pretty cool. So watch it if you get a chance. It aired this week and it is Season 18, Episode 3, Week 3. https://abc.com/shows/the-bachelorette/episode-guide/season-18/03-week-3

Six Thunderbirds Tight

I think this is an amazing flying formation. At the Reno Air Races 2021. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds.

Happy F/A-18 Hornet Pilot

I was on the flight line when this F/A-18 Hornet came by. Wait for it…. happy pilot! I did want to run up and say I could jump in that back seat on the next flight. At the Reno Air Races 2021.

P-51 Mustangs Flying Back From Reno

Two weeks ago today, flying back from the Reno Air Races 2021 in the P-51 Mustang “Spam Can” with “Wee Willy II” alongside. They placed 3rd and 4th in the Unlimited Silver finals.

C-130 Taxi At Sunset

A C-130 going by the Palm Springs Air Museum around sunset last Friday evening.

Thunderbirds Close-Up

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds close-up at the Reno Air Races 2021.