Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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C-47 Takeoff

The takeoff, Palm Springs Air Museum C-47. Fun view with a 360° GoPro.

P-51 Wheels Up

The P-51 Mustang “Bunny” taking off out of the Palm Springs Air Museum.

C-47 Among The Windmills

I really like this view. Coming into Palm Springs from the North, the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47. It takes a long lens shooting from our ramp at the Air Museum.

Swamp Fox Mustang

We had a really good looking visitor at the Palm Springs Air Museum today.

Dad Day

A fun feature shot this last Thursday at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Yes me in the red shirt in the beginning marshaling in the T-28. The guy on the right, Dad of Chloe, wearing my flight suit and helmet. Just click on the photo…

Growler And Me

Last week at the Palm Springs Air Museum. That is me in the red shirt marshaling in a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler for a visit. That was fun.


Yesterday a “Top Gun” timely visitor at the Palm Springs Air Museum. A Navy EA-18G Growler. This is the electronic warfare version of the F/A-18F Super Hornet. I must say it was very cool marshaling it in, doing the start-up for departure, and marshaling it out.

C-47 In The Rain

The Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 after we taxi’d in for a special event.

L-159’s Arriving

Two Aero L-159’s arriving at the Palm Springs Airport this past Friday.


Just Me

Guardians USMC

So this time I wrestled a King Air from USMC Guardians HQ&HQ Squadron – Yuma into submission. At the Palm Springs Air Museum for a visit.

Running The New Stearman Engine

The Stearman at the Palm Springs Air Museum got a new engine. This was it’s first 30 minute run the other day. This airplane had belonged to Barron Hilton, son of Conrad Hilton the creator of Hilton Hotels. He was a very accomplished pilot and supporter of the world of aviation. We have always wondered if his granddaughter Paris Hilton ever flew in this airplane with him.

Prehistoric Creature Caught On Camera

My backyard wildlife cam…

Visiting Wildcat

A World War II FM-2 Wildcat visiting us today at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Me in the red shirt.

Navy T-45 Goshawk Trainers

There were six of them here today going past me at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Parking An F-18

A United States Navy Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet. Another at an airshow I was just standing there.

USMC Helo Landing

One of those times at an airshow where I just happened to be right there.


A fun time Saturday at the Palm Springs Air Museum. We had a visitor who arranged an airplane flight for his girlfriend. And also secretly asked if he could propose marriage to her when she came back in. I got him up on the wing, and as she got out of the cockpit with her back to him, she turned around to find him on his knee with the ring. That was cool.

Comm Check

That is me in the red shirt doing a comm check in the Palm Springs Air Museum T-28a Trojan.

Blue Angels Chasing The Moon

At the Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow 2019.

The Bunny Next Door

From the Palm Springs Air Museum; the P-51 Mustang “Bunny” going out for a flyover and I was in the Museum T-28b next to it.

Day 1 of 10

I was nominated by Michael Newler to present a picture of my work for 10 days. One image, no explanations needed – and then nominate another artist to do the same. The goal is to promote positivity, our passion for creativity and the healing power of art.

Today, Monday, I nominate: John Cornicello

I would note that Michael Newler is the person who conceived of, created and for many years directed the Canon “Explorers Of Light”. The program included some of the most famous photographers of our time.


A Sikorsky, later Erickson, S-64E heavy lift helicopter. Two 4,050 horsepower Pratt & Whitney engines. Used in firefighting, equipped with a 2,650 gallon tank that can be filled with water in 45 seconds.

Osprey At Reno

A United States Marine Corp Osprey doing a flight demonstration at the Reno Air Races 2021.