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.
A World War II FM-2 Wildcat visiting us today at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Me in the red shirt.
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.
That is me in the red shirt doing a comm check in the Palm Springs Air Museum T-28a Trojan.
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.
Running the flights all day for the Palm Springs Air Museum.
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!
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!
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.
We do get some more not usual visitors for us at the Palm Springs Air Museum. We did find parking for it; special occasion. An Embraer ERJ-135ER.
A Hawker Sea Fury at the Palm Springs Air Museum a few years ago.
This is a good view for watching an airshow. The P-51 Mustang “Bunny” from the Palm Springs Air Museum.
The T-6 Texan “Heave Ho” from the Palm Springs Air Museum. Photographed at take off.
The P-51 Mustang Man O’War in 2016 visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum. Now it makes it’s home here at the Museum for flights. And we raced it last year at the Reno Air Races.
A Porsche event at Atlantic Aviation at the Palm Springs Airport a few years ago. It was later hidden from the street side with stacked containers arranged around stadium seating. I was flying in the Palm Springs Air Museum T-28b Trojan coming in for a landing.
Visitors ask me a lot of questions at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This past weekend the most asked was “what is the biggest airplane that comes in to the Palm Springs Airport?”. For simplicity I just answer Air Force One. People were very surprised.
There is a good story behind this video. A couple of years ago Rune Optun from Norway came and flew with us at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Rune is a true aviation enthusiast as are many of us. Rune and I have remained friends across Facebook. And this weekend he came back to the Air Museum and flew in our P-51 Mustang “Bunny” and our T-28B Trojan.
This is Rune going out in the T-28. So I have to give a big plus for Facebook for giving us the opportunity to maintain friendships across the world and across time. And for our mutual love of aviation.
|The annual T-34 “Mentor” Fly-In just this past weekend. Sponsored by the Air Force Association Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Air Museum.Developed as a replacement for the training aircraft of World War II, the T-34 Mentor still remains in service today as the T-34C Turbo Mentor. Many of the original T-34’s are privately owned.|
Doing a flyover with the P-51D Mustang “Bunny” from the Palm Springs Air Museum. I was in a T-28B Trojan also from the Museum.
From one of our flyovers, the Palm Springs Air Museum T-28B Trojan in the air over the Coachella Valley. I was flying in the Air Museum C-47 “What’s Up Doc”.
Today, yet again, I faced off a P-51 Mustang and forced it into submission. At the Palm Springs Air Museum.
And I fueled airplanes to get ready for flying Sunday at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Me in the red shirt and hat. Ho Ho Ho!