Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “warbird rides

Love The Smiles

I truly enjoy seeing our flight guests coming back from their adventures flying in vintage warbirds. Brings a smile to my face as big as their smiles! Among my duties as photographer and social media manager at the Palm Springs Air Museum.


You Can Fly!

I sure get my chance for adventures with the Palm Springs Air Museum. And so many of you have asked me and now…

EXCITING NEWS! You can now fly in our P-51 Mustang “Bunny’! WOW! Jump on in and go for the historic flight of a lifetime. Listen to that famous Merlin engine roar as you climb into the sky in one of the most iconic aircraft of military aviation history. And our P-51 is even more special and historic, dedicated to the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, “Bunny” even flew in the prestigious Reno Air Races this year!

We know so many of you have been waiting for this news. Flights will be starting mid next week, December 27th. The cost is $1895.00 for one of the greatest experiences ever, “The P-51 Experience”! Please call for more information and to make your reservation, here at the Palm Springs Air Museum at 760-778-6262. You will love it! Thanks!


My Rotating Beacon Hat Works!

Wearing that red rotating beacon on my hat always works to bring them right to my camera! Actually this is a really fun airplane to fly in and you can do that right after Christmas from Tuesday December 26th through that weekend.
 
The Palm Springs Air Museum World War II D-Day C-47 makes for a very historic ride too. This airplane actually flew during the Berlin Airlift. I have personally flown in it a number of times and each time it was just amazing. It is only $195 per person. Money very well spent for a “bucket list” opportunity. Call the Air Museum to make your reservation at 760-778-6262. You really will be happy you did! Thanks!

Fly In A C-47

This was just decided yesterday afternoon. So to all my friends you are getting the flight news first…

This Saturday, Nov 25 at the Palm Springs Air Museum there will be flights available on our World War II D-Day C-47 paratrooper aircraft “What’s Up Doc?”! Truly a favorite!

Starting at 10am and hourly as we will fill the seats until last flight at 1pm. Great fun and only $195 per person! Please call in at 760-778-6262 ahead of time to reserve your flight esepcially for the first at 10am Saturday. After that call or please come on in as early as you can. Again call 760-778-6262 and Thanks! You will love it!

And yes I shot this video 🙂


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/


The “Bunny” View

“Bunny” is the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter. Here dedicated to the famed Tuskegee Airmen and specifically to a true American Hero, Lt. Col. Bob Friend. I had the opportunity on Veterans Day to fly in the World War II B-25 Mitchell bomber “Executive Sweet” with “Bunny” for a commemorative flyby over the Glamis Sand Dunes just South of the Salton Sea. This video over the sand dunes as we flew back to the Palm Springs Air Museum. So very fun! And you can fly too…

Next weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 17th – 19th, you can fly in this B-25 bomber! You will get to check it out in the air from the tail to the gun positions and gun turret and right to where I was in the nose. How cool is that! A better flight for $425 does not exist! Out of the Palm Springs Air Museum, call 805-377-2106 for info and to reserve your flight! You will Thank me many times over!


Flying In A B-25

Good morning! Video from my flight on Veterans Day in a World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber. How cool is this! At the Palm Springs Air Museum . You can fly too!

You can catch a ride in “Execute Sweet”, this B-25 Mitchell Bomber too. Sit in the nose and take in the incredible view like nowhere else. Check out the gun turret and gun stations in the back while you are flying. Watch from right behind the pilots seats and imagine what it was like during the War. A better ride for $425 cannot be had ever! Call 805-377-2106 for more info and to make a reservation. At the Palm Springs Air Museum this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 17th – 19th. Great fun!