Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Palm Springs Air Museum

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. 


Pacific Princess

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


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.


C-47 Taxi By

The Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 as it taxi’s past me while I was on the west side of the airport waiting for it to return to marshal it in after two more landings.


Skyhawks

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


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!


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.


“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.


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.


On The Way Reno Air Races 2022

Last week Tuesday on the way to the Reno Air Races 2022 in the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 “What’s Up Doc?”. I was way too busy since then to post.


On The Way Reno Air Races

This morning we send three of our Palm Springs Air Museum aircraft to the Reno Air Races 2022. That is me on the ramp managing the start ups and heading out. I will be going up on Tuesday in our C-47.

The P-51 Mustang Man O’ War taking off from Palm Springs going to the Reno Air Races 2022
The P-63 Kingcobra Pretty Polly taking off from Palm Springs going to the Reno Air Races 2022
The P-51 Mustang Bunny taking off from Palm Springs going to the Reno Air Races 2022

Flyover Dedication

Two T-6 Texan aircraft doing a flyover for the dedication of a United States Post Office honoring Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert Friend. Along with these aircraft I was in the Red Tail P-51 Mustang “Bunny” shooting photographs. “Bunny” is in the livery of the Colonel’s Mustang that he flew in World War II. The flyover from the Palm Springs Air Museum. The story of the day in the Orange County Register newspaper at this link… https://tinyurl.com/2p8cesfj

Two T-6 Texan trainers flying over a U.S. Post Office dedication in the name of Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert Friend.

Ride Flights

Palm Springs Air Museum ride flights over the weekend. A T-6 “Texan” trainer and the P-51 Mustang “Bunny”.


July 4 Weekend Flyovers

Flyovers for the July 4th weekend with the Palm Springs Air Museum. I went on one of them for the Independence Day celebration at Lake Arrowhead. On the return we flew over Big Bear Lake and Airport. For the other flyovers I ran the ground operations and shot some photos.

T-28’s Flying Over Lake Arrowhead
Big Bear Airport
P-51 Mustang “Bunny” Takeoff
P-63 Kingcobra Takeoff
P-51 Mustang “Bunny” and P-63 Kingcobra “Pretty Polly” returning from a July 4th flyover.

C-47 Takeoff

The takeoff, Palm Springs Air Museum C-47. Fun view with a 360° GoPro.


P-51 Wheels Up

The P-51 Mustang “Bunny” taking off out of the Palm Springs Air Museum.


Swamp Fox Mustang

We had a really good looking visitor at the Palm Springs Air Museum today.


Growler And Me

Last week at the Palm Springs Air Museum. That is me in the red shirt marshaling in a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler for a visit. That was fun.


C-47 In The Rain

The Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 after we taxi’d in for a special event.


Guardians USMC

So this time I wrestled a King Air from USMC Guardians HQ&HQ Squadron – Yuma into submission. At the Palm Springs Air Museum for a visit.