MOJAVE — Aviation and aerospace photographer Chad Slattery has photographed all manner of aircraft, from airliners to blimps, exotic one-of-a-kind airplanes to rockets.
His work has graced publications such as Air and Space/Smithsonian, Aviation Week, AOPA Pilot and many others, and he has worked with numerous firms, including Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Dassualt, Lockheed Martin and Orbital Sciences.
Slattery has complied his experiences in a new illustrated book, “Inside Aviation Photography,” detailing how he captured the shots for each of the more than 100 assignments included inside.
He will be on hand Saturday at the Mojave Air and Space Port to talk about his experiences and sign copies of the new book as part of this month’s Plane Crazy Saturday event.
The talk begins at 11 a.m. in the board room, in the Administration Building at the end of Airport Boulevard.
Seating is limited and visitors are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plane Crazy Saturday is a monthly gathering of aviation enthusiasts presented by the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation.
The free, family-friendly educational event features a flight line filled with aircraft of varied types and vintages, available for visitors to see up-close.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the flight line with its displays is through the Voyager restaurant, in the Administration building. The restaurant opens for breakfast at 8 a.m.
Dogs and other animals, other than service animals, are not permitted on the flight line.
Aviation and space art, hats, shirts, books and collectibles will be available for sale.
Slattery is no stranger to the Mojave Air and Space Port. He has photographed various Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites creations, including the Boomerang and SpaceShipOne, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo and Masten Space System’s Xaero rocket.
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