Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “warbird flights

The B-17 From 1935

Yes I get to shoot fun video like this and fly onboard. Watch the video! I really enjoy being the Social Media Manager for the Palm Springs Air Museum and it gives me the opportunity to share some amazing history. The Palm Springs Air Museum, One Of The Best Air Museums In The World – CNN.

July 28, 1935 eighty three years ago, the B-17 Flying Fortress took it’s first flight. The giant four engine bomber that played a pivotal role in World War II and became an iconic symbol of American Air Power.

You can tour the inside the B-17 Flying Fortress “Miss Angela” at the Palm Springs Air Museum. See what it was like to fly a mission from the cockpit, across the bomb bay, to the guns in the back. In one of  four fully air conditioned hangars of almost 100,000 sq ft of aircraft and displays. Great fun and history!


Father’s Day! Warbird Rides, Beer, Prime Rib at Hangar 24!

This is where you will find me on Father’s Day June 17th. At Hangar 24 Brewery & Taproom at the Redlands Airport. Flying with people in the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 Dakota. Strapping people in the P-51 Mustang. Shooting photos and video. Then having some food and a beer myself too! Come on out…

This is a Father’s Day! Take a flight in our C-47 Dakota “What’s Up Doc?” and our P-51 Mustang “Bunny” and enjoy a Prime Rib or Chicken Brunch, great Hangar 24 Craft Beer and live music!

Father’s Day Warbird Rides and Brunch at Hangar 24 Brewery & Taproom at the Redlands Airport at 1710 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA. Sunday June 17th

In our C-47 you will experience what it was like for Paratroopers to fly into battle behind enemy lines on D-Day. Even get right up in the cockpit with the pilots. Only $225 per person including one free Brunch. Five people on a flight so you can make it a family flight too.

Fly in our P-51 Mustang and you will experience one of the most iconic fighter aircraft ever built. Roar into the sky behind that powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine. $1995 per person including Brunch for four.

To reserve your flight, give a call to Hangar 24 Brewery & Taproom in Redlands at the Redlands Airport at 909-389-1400. Or give us a call at the Palm Springs Air Museum at 760-778-6262.

You can also come and enjoy the day with Brunch for only $15.95. Buffet style with carving station. Rosemary Prime Rib or Chicken, Green Bean Almandine, Roasted Red Peppers, Rolls, Dessert and a Pint of Hangar 24 Craft Beer. Kids meal of Tenders & Fries. Live music starts at Noon. That is a great Dad’s Day Brunch!

Plan on approximately 45 minutes for your flight experience with wheels up to wheels down in the air flight time of 20 minutes. Flying will begin after 11:00am and will continue until sundown as demand requires. Some restrictions will apply. Children 13 years and older. Thank You!


Takeoffs

Some of the fun I get to have with the Palm Springs Air Museum. Worried about it being too hot in Palm Springs for the Summer? Almost 100,000 sq ft of four hangars all fully air-conditioned. You really have to come visit.


It’s A Secret

I really enjoy bringing the Palm Springs Air Museum to so very many people around the globe and here more locally. CNN named it as one of the Best Air Museums In The World.  So please come visit and also just follow along!

And a secret, don’t tell anyone… I am having a lot of fun! This is me in the backseat of the Air Museum’s P-51 Mustang “Bunny” taking off from March Air Field on Sunday. Our Museum visitors get to fly too! It is Living History whether in the backseat of  “Bunny” or in our WWII Paratrooper C-47 “What’s Up Doc?”, watching our weekly flight demonstrations, sitting in the pilot’s seat for “Open Cockpit”, or touring inside our giant four engine B-17 “Flying Fortress”. It is a first hand experience, always exciting.  Thanks!

This video was shot on the new Fujifim X-H1 camera body and the Fujifilm XF18-135 lens. Even better, kept on me with a beast of a camera strap made for aviation by Vulture Equipment Works. That is what you don’t leave home without!