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Pratt and Whitney’s 65th Anniversary Air Show – August, 1990

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The year was 1990, sixty-five years after the Pratt and Whitney company began their work on aircraft engines in East Harford, Connecticut. Frederick Rentschler and six others moved into an empty shop space in 1925, and developed the Wasp radial - an air cooled aircraft engine. This was the first in a long line of radial designs, and the company was just one of the brands that would ultimately merge to become the 1990’s United Technologies Corporation, a major Connecticut employer and world leader in aviation engine and systems manufacturing.

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The airport at the Pratt and Whitney headquarters was named after Frederick Rentschler, and served as its flagship aerodrome for many years – it was dedicated in 1931...Read More

Felipe’s Post-Processing Quick/Basic Workflow

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Hello!! Today, I finally get to do something I've been wanting to do for ages: a quick post-processing workflow for aviation photos. First of all, this post isn't meant to be a 400 level course on how to Lightroom, nor Lightroom 101, and it does not cover advanced editing techniques, but, it does show a workflow that works for maybe 80-90% of my aviation photos. I am assuming that you know the basics of Lightroom, or have asked Google/Reddit/YouTube/Me. There are some advanced functions like auto renaming of images, re-numbering them, changing prefixes... I don't use any of them. All but one of my cameras have unique prefixes, so I have no need to batch rename the images to avoid filename conflicts...Read More

Fire Air Assets Ready for Summer

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What isn't generally realised is that by the time of the disastrous and deadly 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, Australia already had a nascent but established response to more effectively share aerial fire fighting resources where they were needed most. National Aerial Firefighting Centre, a commonwealth and state government initiative, is the body thus entrusted, and a significant part of what they do is to facilitate the co-ordination and procurement of a specialised fleet of aerial assets for use by the states and territories of Australia during the fire season. We were invited to attend the media day at Avalon Airport, where Victorian Deputy Premier and Emergency Services Minister, Mr James Merlino and Emergency Services Commissioner, Mr Craig Lapsley, addressed the media. Read More

Airbus Delivers Its Ten Thousandth Airplane

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Airbus, part of the large Airbus Group of aviation concerns, delivered their ten thousandth (that’s right – 10,000) aircraft on October 14, 2016. Founded on December 18, 1970, the company (originally known as Airbus Industrie) began with its focus on commercial airliners. It has since expanded into corporate jet versions of their airliners, military aircraft, helicopters, and the field of spacecraft. Initially, the company focused on a new, twin-aisle, medium-ranged airliner, named the A300. Fast forward to today; it has marketed and produced seven major commercial designs, with numerous variants of each. Airbus has branched out from its original base of Europe (France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom) to many other countries, including large presences in China, the U.S...Read More