Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Reverse Observer Osprey

Look close, at least one person getting a great view out the back. A USMC MV-22 Osprey at the Reno Air Races 2021.

My Ride Spam Can

My ride up and back to the Reno Air Races this year 2021 was the P-51 Mustang “Spam Can” from Planes Of Fame.Although I am on the team for the Palm Springs Air Museum, we are one big family. Pilot was my buddy Mark Moodie who also flew “Spam Can” in the race. That makes the third Mustang I have flown in to travel to the Reno Air Races.

Two Thunderbirds One Inverted

The very cooperative United States Air Force Thunderbirds stopped exactly where I asked them to stop so I could get this photograph. At the Reno Air Races 2021.

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.