Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2018

So very outstanding to share Memorial Day with so very many thousands of people at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The day was filled with great fun and also honored those who have gone before us. Thank You!

Flower Drop 2018


Privateer

Yes I photographed the world’s only PB4Y-2 Privateer. And will be inside it too, coming up. And you can too at the Palm Springs Air Museum with me.

Lots of excitement on Monday, Memorial Day! Tour the inside of the only flying PB4Y-2 Privateer in the World!
The US Navy version of the B-24 designed as a long range patrol bomber in World War II. Later serving in the Korean War and then as a typhoon/hurricane hunter. So come on out Monday morning until 12:00 noon and share a true part of history.
Also on Monday, Memorial Day, flight demonstrations with our P-51 Mustang “Bunny”, P-63 Kingcobra, T-28 Trojan, C-47 “What’s Up Doc?”, T-6 flyovers, and the B-25 bomber “Pacific Princess”. Afternoon Missing Man Formation too with “Pacific Princess” dropping thousands and thousands of flowers right on our ramp.
Meet Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. Bob Friend and Captain Rusty Burns; WWII B-17 top turret gunner, 102 year old Mike Kovich, and 106 year old Kamikaze Survivor US Navy Veteran Marvin Cohn.
Fights for you available on our C-47 Paratrooper “What’s Up Doc?” and in our P-51 “Red Tail” Mustang “Bunny”. Only $195 (C-47) and $1895 (P-51). Call us at 760-778-6262 for more information and to reserve your flight today Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
More on Memorial Day Monday, lots of music, lots of food including IN-N-OUT Burger, and lots of kids fun. Do not miss all this. Thanks!
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Meet The Heroes

Not just the machines but the men too! On Memorial Day come meet Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. Bob Friend and Captain Rusty Burns. Two of the airmen of the iconic “Red Tails” of World War II. Watch our own P-51 Mustang “Bunny” take to the skies, the “Red Tail” dedicated to the Mustang that now 98 year old Col. Friend himself flew during the War.

Also with us will be B-17 Flying Fortress Gunner, US Army Air Force Tech Sgt. Mike Kovich. Now 102 years old, Mike was shot down in March of 1944 over Germany and was a POW until April 1945.

And meet 106 year old US Navy Radioman 2nd Class Marvin Cohn. Served in World War II from 1943-1945 aboard the USS Purdy. The Destroyer was attacked off the coast of Okinawa by Japanese aircraft suffering extensive damage and 73 casualties.

So please visit the Palm Springs Air Museum on Memorial Day. It is a day to meet the heroes of history. Thanks!

I am very proud to have photographed this Red Tail P-51 for this very special poster.

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C-47 Memorial Day

Hey everyone! Come join me for Memorial Day weekend on the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47. Friday through Monday. Not only am I the photographer, but I am your stewardess too lol 🙂


Flight Ops

A very busy day at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Memorial Day 2017. Lots of historic aircraft for flight demonstrations and the very important “Flower Drop” to honor the true meaning of Memorial Day. How much fun did I have! It’s good to be the Air Museum photographer!


Bunny!

Not a Hugh Hefner Bunny! Memorial Day weekend was spent by me as photographer for the Palm Springs Air Museum. What incredible fun it was watching these warbirds take to the air doing flight demonstrations. Even had a chance to fly myself as well!

As one aircraft after another flew by with a crowd of 3000 people at my back, everyone applauded. But the biggest applause by far was for “Bunny”! Without question, the biggest airplane fan favorite, the P-51 Mustang from World War II.

This P-51 dedicated to the famed Tuskegee Airmen “Red Tails” and specifically to Lt. Col. Bob Friend who flew over 140 combat missions in an identical Mustang.

So while a runway filled with Playboy Bunnies might be fun, they just can’t compare to this “Bunny”! Flown by the very exceptional Tom Nightingale who obviously did some of that really cool pilot stuff! Thanks!

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I’m Flying!

Extra benefit of being the photographer for the Palm Springs Air Museum is flying! Yesterday in a World War II Mitchell B-25 bomber. The United States Marine Corps version PBJ, the only one still flying in the world. My duty station for the Memorial Day weekend, the Palm Springs Air Museum. Come on out!