Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “aviation photographer

Pacific Princess

The B-25 “Pacific Princess” at the Palm Springs Air Museum this past Saturday.


My Office Today

Sitting at the jump door of the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47.


Helicopter Flying Patterns

A helicopter flying consistent North South patterns West of the Palm Springs Airport. A Bell 206L-3 owned by Premier Rotors LLC. Perhaps inspecting power lines or a survey.


United Airlines Landing

I do get to be in some great places. On the west side of the airport taking care of flights for the Palm Springs Air Museum.


Alaska Airlines Taxi By

Over on the west side of the airport for Palm Springs Air Museum flights is a fun place to be to see other aircraft close up.


C-47 Takeoff

More of the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47. This time as it does a takeoff. I was on the west side of the airport waiting for it to return to marshal it in after two more takeoffs and landings.


Skyhawks

A member of the Canadian Skyhawks Parachute Demonstration Team descending to the airport on their jump at the Palm Springs Air Museum.


Yellow Not Orange

I received this e-mail blast this morning from Method Seven. They make high end eyewear for pilots. The e-mail is thanking people for being at the Reno Air Races 2022 this past September. What really got my attention is the airplane is our T-6 from the Palm Springs Air Museum. An airplane I know very well and have photographed many times.

For starters, the photograph used by Method Seven is just not very good. It is blurry, flat and the colors are wrong. There is a magenta color cast to everything. But the big miss is the name on the cowling “Heave Ho”. The name is actually yellow not orange. You can see that in my photograph below.

You might think I am being overly critical. However I have learned over the years that if you want to present your company or product as meeting a standard of excellence, it has to carry over in something like this as well. Not using good photographs denigrates your brand. And I will say Method Seven is a quality product. I have eyewear from them myself.

The Palm Springs Air Museum T-6 Heave Ho take off

C-130 Landing

A military C-130 aircraft landing in Palm Springs yesterday. I just happened to be out there.


Vicky Benzing

At the Apple Valley Airshow this past weekend. Vicky Benzing practicing her flight on Friday before the show.


Makes Me Laugh

This kind of makes me laugh. I get to do some fun stuff. Last week I marshaled in this A4 Skyhawk to the ramp at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Guess I decided to take a photo. Thanks Rob Saxon for the moment!


Opening The Apple Valley Airshow

Unfurling the Flag for the opening of the Apple Valley Airshow this last Saturday. It really was great fun and a great show.


A4 Skyhawk At The Apple Valley Airshow

Last Friday, this A4 Skyhawk doing a practice flight at the Apple Valley Airshow. Just that morning we were on the ramp at the Palm Springs Air Museum. In the late afternoon Sun, it looks like polished aluminum when actually it is bright white. You can see it in my prior photos. The Airshow on Saturday was great fun. Including our aircraft from the Air Museum. More to come! Thank You!


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.


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.


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).


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?”.