Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Our Reno Racers

At the Reno Air Races a couple of weeks ago. Our Palm Springs Air Museum three aircraft returning from a heat race. P-51 Mustang “Man O’ War”, P-63 Kingcobra “Pretty Polly”, and the P-51 Mustang “Bunny”.


A4 Skyhawk

A visitor on the ramp today at the Palm Springs Air Museum. An A4 Skyhawk.


In Red

Ballet dance Viktoria VikTory Hofstaedter in studio in red.


At One With The Tree

Maria Bertrand in Guess by Marciano. Along Mulholland Drive above Beverly Hills. We did slow down traffic that day.


Strip Teeze

Nose art on the ramp today. This was better to look at while fueling this T-6 than the pump screens at automobile gas stations.


Always Pool Weather

It is almost always pool weather here in Palm Springs. Model and styling by Amber Flowers.


Heritage Flight

At the Reno Air Races 2022, a Heritage Flight with a United States Air Force F-22 Raptor and a World War II P-51 Mustang.

Heritage Flight with a United States Air Force F-22 Raptor and a World War II P-51 Mustang at the Reno Air Races 2022

“Doc” Landing

I knew just the right place to photograph “Doc” landing in Palm Springs. A World War II B-29 Superfortress visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum.

The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs
The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs
The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs
The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs
The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs
The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs
The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs
The World War II B-29 “Doc” Superfortress coming in for a landing in Palm Springs

Flying With “Doc” the B-29

An amazing experience the other day, flying alongside the B-29 “Doc” and aircraft from the Palm Springs Air Museum.


F-22 Raptor

A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor at the Reno Air Races 2022.

A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor at the Reno Air Races 2022

On Bunny

That’s me installing a GoPro inside the Palm Springs Air Museum P-51 Mustang “Bunny” at the Reno Air Races 2022. Photo courtesy of my friend Ian Glover (yes same first name).


Clouds Time Lapse

Clouds over Palm Springs yesterday afternoon.


Returning From The Reno Air Races

Returning this past Monday from the Reno Air Races 2022 to the Palm Springs Air Museum. The P-51 Mustang “Man O’ War” and the P-63 Kingcobra “Pretty Polly”. I was in the P-51 Mustang “Bunny”. All three raced at Reno.


Smoke Glow

The smoke filled glow from the nearby fires at Reno-Stead Airport toward the end of the day. We were returning from a flight on the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 “What’s Up Doc?” at the Reno Air Races 2022.


Fire Clouds

Apocalyptic fire clouds last Tuesday on the way to the Reno Air Races 2022. I was onboard the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 “What’s Up Doc?”.


On The Way Reno Air Races 2022

Last week Tuesday on the way to the Reno Air Races 2022 in the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 “What’s Up Doc?”. I was way too busy since then to post.


On The Way Reno Air Races

This morning we send three of our Palm Springs Air Museum aircraft to the Reno Air Races 2022. That is me on the ramp managing the start ups and heading out. I will be going up on Tuesday in our C-47.

The P-51 Mustang Man O’ War taking off from Palm Springs going to the Reno Air Races 2022
The P-63 Kingcobra Pretty Polly taking off from Palm Springs going to the Reno Air Races 2022
The P-51 Mustang Bunny taking off from Palm Springs going to the Reno Air Races 2022

Quarter Moon

A half moon is actually officially termed a “Quarter Moon”.


Flyover Dedication

Two T-6 Texan aircraft doing a flyover for the dedication of a United States Post Office honoring Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert Friend. Along with these aircraft I was in the Red Tail P-51 Mustang “Bunny” shooting photographs. “Bunny” is in the livery of the Colonel’s Mustang that he flew in World War II. The flyover from the Palm Springs Air Museum. The story of the day in the Orange County Register newspaper at this link… https://tinyurl.com/2p8cesfj

Two T-6 Texan trainers flying over a U.S. Post Office dedication in the name of Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert Friend.

F-18’s Takeoff

Two F-18’s taking off out of Palm Springs California. iPhone video on a very hazy day. The iPhone is great because it is always with me. But the results are often not what I would consider professional. You might have noticed that the latest “Top Gun” movie was not shot on an iPhone.


Weather

Weather earlier this week here in Palm Springs.


Backyard Poolside

In my backyard poolside. I have had the opportunity to photograph many an amazing individual. My buddy Jessica Jacobsen.


The Weather Came In

This afternoon the weather came in and the weather went out. But all around us in Palm Springs there were thunderstorms, leaving behind flooding hours later.


REACH Air Ambulance Helicopter

A REACH medical helicopter en route to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs California