Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “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.


We Found Parking

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.


Hawker Sea Fury

A Hawker Sea Fury at the Palm Springs Air Museum a few years ago.

A Hawkeye Sea Fury doing a fly-by at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Watching Airshows

This is a good view for watching an airshow. The P-51 Mustang “Bunny” from the Palm Springs Air Museum.

“Bunny” opens the show doing a flyby of a giant American Flag skydiver at the “Wings Over Camarillo” airshow. “Bunny” is a P-51 Mustang owned by the Palm Springs Air Museum. Dedicated to the “Red Tails” Tuskegee Airmen.

T-6 Heave Ho

The T-6 Texan “Heave Ho” from the Palm Springs Air Museum. Photographed at take off.


Man O’War Visit And New Home

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.


Porsche Event From The Air

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.


Questions

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.


Norway To Palm Springs

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.


T-34 Mentor Fly-In

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.

Mustang Passing On The Right

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.


“The Movie” “Memphis Belle” Engine Run

Shot some video last week as we started up and ran the engines on the B-17 “The Movie” “Memphis Belle”. This is the B-17 Flying Fortress that was in the 1990 motion picture “Memphis Belle”. At the Palm Springs Air Museum.


T-28b In The Air

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”.


Facing Off A Mustang

Today, yet again, I faced off a P-51 Mustang and forced it into submission. At the Palm Springs Air Museum.


‘Twas The Day Before Christmas

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!


The “Movie Memphis Belle”

Now at home at the Palm Springs Air Museum. It flew in about a month ago.The actual B-17 “Flying Fortress” from the 1990 motion picture “Memphis Belle”. Look for it flying in later 2022.


Air Shows 2022

Last week at ICAS in Las Vegas for the Palm Springs Air Museum. The International Council Of Air Shows. Our aircraft will be at air shows in 2022 for performing, VIP, sponsor and ride flights.


Hotel View Las Vegas

The view from my hotel room last week for ICAS. The International Council Of Air Shows convention in Las Vegas.


Roy’s Airport

Last Monday had to stop on the way to Las Vegas for the ICAS convention. The International Council Of Air Shows. Always time for an airport.


Veterans Day Flyovers

Veterans Day this year the Palm Springs Air Museum did flyovers in the C-47 and other Museum aircraft. Alongside was the C-53 “D-Day Doll” from the Commemorative Air Force Riverside CA.


Fuel It up

Just another typical day with me. Fueling up the C-47 at the Palm Springs Air Museum.


Reno Air Races Behind The Scenes

I was getting the Palm Springs Air Museum T-6 towed back to the race pits after doing a raffle ride for the Air Races. Shot a few photos as I was riding back on the tailgate of the truck. I think this is a pretty cool scene from the woman who is my wing walker to the couple by the jet and the other guys just there doing what they are doing. Reno Air Races 2021.