USMC C-130 Hercules
A United States Marine C-130 Hercules taking to the air in front of the control tower at the Palm Springs airport this past Saturday.
Osprey At Reno
A United States Marine Corp Osprey doing a flight demonstration at the Reno Air Races 2021.
Harrier Jump Jet
Sunday and Monday around Palm Springs you could hear a distinctly different jet aircraft sound. United States Marines Harrier “Jump Jets” were in and out a number of times. On Sunday, from a few miles away, I could see a couple of them in the pattern using the more vertical abilities they have as they used minimal amounts of runway length. Monday morning they left in the more traditional take off mode. It can be very exciting to hang around the Palm Springs Air Museum, always something going on!
Hellcat, Harriers And Hornets
If you had been at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday to see a flying Hellcat you would have had a lot more coming your way. The United States Navy F6F Hellcat was a carrier based plane that destroyed more enemy aircraft during WWII than any other Allied Naval Aircraft. A truly huge and impressive airplane that was plenty to see in flight all by itself. But extra added excitement at the Palm Springs Airport with United States Marine Harriers and United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets landing and departing during the day. A very unexpected air show! The Palm Springs Air Museum is a good place to be!
Veterans Day and Muscle Beach
Not only am I very proud to have been the photographer of both of these photos but both Travis Ely and Stephanie Lugo are Veterans of the United States Marine Corps. Is that not perfect for Veteran’s Day today!
I am very happy to be a continuing supporter of Muscle Beach/Venice. Some years ago, I remember walking along that boardwalk at Venice Beach and seeing the huge guys working out in the “Pit” right there. Those were the guys of the Golden Age of Bodybuilding. How exciting to be living that history today! So come on out to Muscle Beach this coming Summer and you can be a part of it too!