Chad Slattery

FLYING PICTURES — Aviation photographer Chad Slattery will speak about his work and sign his book, “Inside Aviation Photography,” on Saturday at the Mojave Air and Space Port, part of the free Plane Crazy event.

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 info@mojavemuseum.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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