Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Same Time In Front And Behind The Camera

Not often you will see me in front of the camera and also behind the camera at the same time. Watch for me in the red shirt in the back of an airplane, a T-28 Trojan.

Outstanding for the Palm Springs Air Museum to be featured in Warbird Digest with a great video by Air Show Vid and story by Scott Plummer about the Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival from this just past Saturday! So very much fun for everyone!

The Air Museum has been on a course to bring the best programming andexcitement to it’s guests and to share all of it on it’s Facebook to the largest audience possible. I am proud to say that as the social media manager for the Air Museum they have allowed me the latitude to really push to make that happen. And also the opportunity to create as much content as possible with my own photos and video.

So to watch for more and to participate in the fun please visit and Like the Facebook page for the Palm Springs Air Museum. Thanks!


Your Flight Has Arrived

I am always hearing how “jealous” my friends of how much fun I have been having. Photographing and video shooting around these great aircraft. And flying too! Well here is your chance… You can fly too, starting right now today at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Come on out and get on board for a one of a kind flying experience in the World War II Michell Bomber B-25 “Executive Sweet”! Today Friday Nov 17th starting at 12:30 this afternoon. In the air you will have the chance to check it all out from the tail to the gun positions, the gun turret, right behind the pilots and in the bombardier nose. How cool is that! $425 makes it the best first class flight ever. And Veterans get a $50 discount! Call 805-377-2106 for info and to book your flight. But wait!!!

There is more! You can also fly tomorrow Saturday November 18th during our huge Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival and on Sunday the 19th too.

Our annual Props and Hops Festival here at the Palm Springs Air Museum is the best Craft Beer Festival ever! You can fly in our World War II D-Day C47 “What’s Up Doc?”! Book your flight in advance for Saturday and get free entrance to the Festival. That is a $40 discount! Book online at http://palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com/

You can also buy your Festival tickets online in advance and save $5 and watch all the flying. But still a great deal at $45 at the door. Both include eight four-ounce beer tastings! http://palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com/

Saturday there will be plenty of flying to watch with our awesome P-51 Mustang “Bunny”, the T-28 Trojan, the B-25, and the C-47. You can take to the air in an open cockpit Stearman Biplane too. So much fun! Call 760-778-6262 to save your flight!

The outstanding breweries here will be Absolution, Ballast Point, Belching Beer, Boochcraft Komchaka, Bootleggers, Charlies Beer, Coachella Valley Brewing, Drakes, Fig Mountain, Firestone Walker, Hangar 24, King Harbor, Lagunitas, La Quintas, LQ Brewing, The Lost Abbey, Refuge, Rowdy’s, SLO Brew, Stone Church, Thorn Street, and Washington Gold Cider!

Food vendors are In-n-Out Burger, Gs Taco Spot on Wheels, Knights of Columbus Pizza and Cone Zone. Entertainment provided by David Macias, Skitzo Attack, and DJ Alex Harrington, voted Best Club DJ 2016.
The 2017 Palm Springs Props and Hops Beer Festival will take place inside the new Gen. Miles Korea and Vietnam Hangar and on the tarmac at the Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, California from Noon to 5pm.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Hot Purple Energy this event is a fundraiser for Palm Springs Air Museum to help preserve vintage aircraft and history. Additional sponsor is Palm Springs Life. And Thank You to our Media Sponsor KMIR!

Buy your Tickets Now and more info at http://palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com/


Yes You Can Fly!

Yes you can fly! Flying season starts on Saturday November 4th! Take to the skies in a classic and beautiful Boeing Stearman biplane trainer. The military training aircraft of the 1930’s and 1940’s. This is a real flight experience for you or as gift to someone. On Saturdays at the Palm Springs Air Museum where I do the photography, video, Social Media Manager and handle special projects. Stearman biplane flights only $175! Call in to hold your spot at 760-778-6262. Now that is fun!


Props & Hops

Great seeing my photographs for the Palm Springs Air Museum getting in the right places…

Thank You Palm Springs Life Magazine for having us front page! Yes our huge Props & Hops Craft Beer Fest is coming up fast on Saturday, November 18th! Check it all out and buy your tickets now at http://palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

What do you get here that you do not get anywhere else? Airplanes flying and airplane rides! Flight demonstrations through the day including our P-51 Mustang “Bunny”! And you can fly in a World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a DC-3 early passenger plane and a Stearman BiPlane trainer! Buy yourself a flight on one or all three!

Over 20 Craft Beer breweries will be here for your tasting enjoyment! Food from In-N-Out Burger, G’s Taco Spot on Wheels, Knights of Columbus Pizza and more, David Macias Music and DJ Alex Harrington! This is going to be fun! Thanks!

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Splash House 2017 After Parties

One of the biggest Summer events right here in Palm Springs, Splash House! A rockin’ hard three days of pool parties at three great hotels and two after parties at the Palm Springs Air Museum. And who is the photographer for the Palm Springs Air Museum… ME! And who was at both Splash House After Parties this weekend with a few thousand good looking people having great fun… ME! Outstanding!


The Very First!

The very first of a new monthly feature in the “Palm Canyon Paradise” newspaper! Brought to you by the publisher of the long running “The Sun Runner” with a print edition circulation of over 50,000. The “Palm Canyon Paradise” will cover the Coachella Valley. The monthly feature written and photographed by me! Great Fun and Thanks!

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Coachella Rocks At The Air Museum!

In the Los Angeles Times, just yesterday. April 12 2017. Such a great place to visit and my personal and professional interest and photographic avocation. Some highlights from the story at “Coachella’s second hottest ticket? The Palm Springs Air Museum“…

“The Palm Springs Air Museum has emerged as the (second) hottest ticket in town during Coachella week, on the strength of two massive off-site, Goldenvoice-sanctioned concerts held amid the vintage aviation equipment and military artifacts.”

“This is going to expose the museum to a lot of folks who would probably seldom come in here,” said Fred Bell, the museum’s managing director. “It’s an industrial setting that lends itself to these kind of events, and if it gets some people interested in airplanes, it’s a win-win.”

“The museum, which opened in 1996, first dipped into the Coachella-crowd scene last year when it hosted an event for Splash House, a Goldenvoice-presented, EDM-focused multi-site festival that proved music fans do have an interest in Palm Springs attractions beyond the polo fields and the hotel pool. “That was super positive for us. We’re a museum of living history. We’re not out to just teach historical facts,” Bell said.”

“Fans who come back for some non-music programming on April 22 can even take a spin a Vietnam War-era attack helicopter (they can’t drop you off at the festival, alas, much as it would be nice to skip the Coachella lines in a Cobra AH-1F Bell).”

Makes it my kind of place for sure! Hope to see more of you there and please visit and like the Museum Facebook page for more of my photography and video clips! Thanks!

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