Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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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.


Proposal

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.


Skycrane

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.


Freight Train Going By

On my way back from the airport in Banning CA.


Cruise Ships Are Huge

Cruise ships are just incredibly huge. Here off shore in Santa Barbara CA.


Downtown L.A. From the Freeway

Downtown Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway.

Downtown Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway

Cruise Ship Shuttle

A cruise ship shuttle taking passengers in to Santa Barbara CA.


Sambo’s Birthplace

How many of you remember Sambo’s restaurants? At one time they had 1,117 locations. And as many times as I have been to Santa Barbara CA, I had never seen this marker nor known that is where it all started.

A plaque commemorating the first Sambo’s restaurant.

Boulders Delivered

I must say I never imagined that one day I would see boulders getting delivered to my house with a crane. Then they got moved around and placed by crane. Plants going in; irrigation and rock to follow.


Flying With Friends

I really enjoy going flying with friends.


My Office Yesterday

Running the flights all day for the Palm Springs Air Museum.


USAF A-10 “Warthog”

Very exciting this last Saturday to have a United States Air Force A-10II Thunderbolt “Warthog” visit us at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Air Force Association, Palm Springs Chapter, member Col. (ret) Bob Lilac earns a big shout out for making this happen!


A-10 Warthog In Palm Springs

This is your chance to see one close-up! A United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” will be at the Palm Springs Air Museum this Saturday March 12th.

Arriving approximately 10:00-10:30am and departing 3:00pm. A-10 pilots will hold a briefing from 1:00-2:00pm. You will even get the opportunity to see inside the cockpit from a viewing ramp. Don’t miss out!


C-47 Flight

A check out flight in the World War II C-47 “What’s Up Doc” from the Palm Springs Air Museum today. On the left Daniel Wotring, on the right Steve Johnson and then myself. Somewhat of a repetitive route but we had fun and it sure was a nice day to fly.