Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “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.


Running The New Stearman Engine

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.


Visiting Wildcat

A World War II FM-2 Wildcat visiting us today at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Me in the red shirt.


Proposal

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.


Comm Check

That is me in the red shirt doing a comm check in the Palm Springs Air Museum T-28a Trojan.


The Bunny Next Door

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.


My Office Yesterday

Running the flights all day for the 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.