Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Saturday a Boeing KC-135R refueling aircraft arriving in Palm Springs. 

A-26 Invader

Two weeks ago under a cloudy sky on the ramp at the Palm Springs Air Museum. That is a Douglas A-26 Invader.

C-130 Taxiing Palm Springs

A C-130 Taxiing by the ramp at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Rainbow Meets The Ground

A rainbow where it meets the ground.

VFA-154 Black Knights

Out of town visitors to Palm Springs last Friday. F/A-18F Super Hornets from VFA-154, the Black Knights from Naval Air Station Lemoore. Attached to Carrier Air Wing Eleven and deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.


A Grumann Albatross landing in Palm Springs today This aircraft entered service in the USAF in 1953 and served during combat in search and rescue in Korea and Vietnam. 

It left Palm Springs after fueling and went on to Catalina Island. I really wanted to marshal in to the Palm Springs Air Museum ramp but it would have made a real mess for flight operations. 

Color Changes

Clouds over Palm Springs Monday afternoon, January 9 2023, as storms moved into California. Watch for the sky color changes. Time-lapse.

Delta Takeoff

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737 departing the airport in Palm Springs this past Sunday.

Taxiing In The Rain

An Alaska Airlines Embraer E175LR taxiing in the rain to the passenger terminal at the airport in Palm Springs California.

Clouds Time-lapse

What seems like a boring grey sky becomes fascinating in time-lapse through the entire day. In Palm Springs.

Clouds Time-lapse

Clouds over Palm Springs yesterday afternoon. Time-lapse.

Cal Fire Sikorsky

A Cal Fire Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk helicopter departing the Palm Springs airport.

Control Tower

We had some unusual weather here in Palm Springs over the weekend. The Control Tower at the airport framed by sunlight reflecting on the wet hillside to the west.

C-47 Flying Past Control Tower

Taking off and flying past the control tower at Palm Springs International Airport. The C-47 Skytrain “What’s Up Doc?” from the Palm Springs Air Museum flying ride passengers for a Living History Flight Experience.

Clouds And Rain Time-Lapse

Clouds and rain over Palm Springs yesterday. Time-lapse.

Flying Yesterday

Some of the flying yesterday at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The P-51D Mustang “Man O’ War”, the C-47 Skytrain “What’s Up Doc?” and a PT-17 Stearman that was owned by Barron Hilton.

Clouds Through Sunset

Clouds over Palm Springs yesterday afternoon through sunset. Time-lapse.

C-130’s Palm Springs

We had three United States Marines C-130s flying in and out of Palm Springs this past weekend.


Sometimes I Get To Have fun

Me flying this…

RCAF Thanksgiving Visitors

We had five visitors this Thanksgiving weekend here in Palm Springs. Royal Canadian Air Force CT-155 Hawk training jets. Leaving tomorrow morning, Monday, November 28, at approximately 0900hrs. 

20 Minutes Microwave?

Getting ready for dinner. My best guess… 20 minutes microwave? My future as a food photographer.

Busy Airport

The day before Thanksgiving, a United Airlines flight departing Palm Springs. It is going to be a very busy airport over the next few days.

Tour de Nude

I am thinking I should photograph more sports.

Color At Sunset

Clouds over Palm Springs yesterday. I like the flashes of color at sunset. Time-lapse.