Business

April 3, 2013

Aviation photographer addresses Bakersfield Navy League

Tags:
Rebecca Amber
staff writer

Aviation photographer and Mojave Transportation Museum Board Member Alan Radecki.

The Bakersfield Council Navy League gathered for their first quarter dinner meeting of 2013 at the American Legion Post 26.

The group, which included several World War II Navy veterans, welcomed a special guest for the evening. Aviation photographer and Mojave Transportation Museum Board Member Alan Radecki gave a slide-show presentation about his experience aboard the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman.

Radecki spent two weeks at sea collecting a series of images documenting life on an aircraft carrier. Some of the images detailed daily tasks such as FOD checks, takeoffs and landings. ìI was really blown away with how well that team worked together,î said Radecki.

Other images were artistic representations taken at night or during the low-light of dusk. One of the most intriguing visuals was Radeckiís use of time-lapse photography to condense several hours of F/A-18 flight operations into a one-minute video clip. According to Radecki, ìItís an amazing ballet,î watching the aircraft take-off and land one after another.

In contrast with the ballet-like choreography, was the loud thunderous crashing of every aircraft that landed. Radecki explained that as an aircraft approaches the landing deck, the pilot moves to full-throttle in case he misses the arresting wire. ìLanding on a carrier deck is a bit like a controlled crash … there is no gentleness involved.

Radecki is the author of ìA Mojave Scrapbook: Memories of an Unforgettable Airport.î His book is a photographic recollection of historical events that occurred at the Mojave Air and Spaceport. He has been published in Flight International and Aviation Week. He is also author of a Vintage Air blog which can be found at www.vintageairphotos.blogspot.com. To see more of Radeckiís portfolio visit www.mojavewest.zenfolio.com.

The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 to provide a voice for the sea services to Congress and the American people. Since that time, it has served as a support system for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Flag Merchant Marines.

In addition to speaking out for the sea services, the NLUS encourages the morale of active duty personnel and their families. They also educate and the youth through programs designed to teach military values, like Junior ROTC, Naval Sea Cadets Corps and the Young Marines. For more information on the NLUS visit www.navyleague.org.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines October 20, 2014

News: Navy grounds ‘Top Guns’ - The F/A-18s needs spare parts and in too many cases they’re being taken from brand new jets. This is a risk to national security and pilots’ lives.   Business: Boeing seeks revised schedule for U.S. aerial tanker - Boeing is revising its master schedule for developing the new U.S. Air Force...
 
 

News Briefs October 20, 2014

New military medical team to help with Ebola in U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States. His spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the team...
 
 

Dragon ‘fires up’ for flight

The Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort to upgrade the avionics and cockpit displays of AWACS aircraft belonging to the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and the NATO E-3 Sentrys from Geilenkirchen, Germany. The Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation, otherwise...
 

 
Boeing photographs

Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

Unmanned spacecraft concludes record-setting 674-day mission   Boeing photograph A third mission of the Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle was completed on Oct. 17, 2014, when it landed and was recovered at Vandenberg...
 
 

Boeing concludes commercial crew space act agreement for CST-100/Atlas V

Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing’s crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket. NASA in July approved the Critical Design Review Board milestone for Boeing’...
 
 

AF to release small business research solicitations

The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website.  Small businesses and research institutions with expertise to address the topics’ technology challenges are encouraged to submit proposals. During 2014, the Defense Department SBIR...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>