As most of you know, Nate and I are both aviation nerds at heart who found one another while working at an airline. Since our youth, we both have had an affinity for machine that fly. Through two aviation universities and various jobs in both general aviation and commercial aviation, I've been immersed in industry most of my adult life. Nate spent time in the Air Force before coming to the airline and has a strong passion for aviation photography (and is pretty darn good at it). One fun fact you may not know, we each hold a private pilot's license :)
While we don't work together any longer (Nate left the airline), we still find ways to geek out on airplanes together. I created two pages about some of our adventures.
CASA GRANDE FLY-IN | This layout highlights a fly-in that Nate and I drove to see. A fly-in is much like an airshow, but is open to anyone to fly in their own aircraft for the day or weekend. There are scheduled events and fly-bys like an airshow, but with the added perk of seeing some pretty unique private aircraft as well.
We spent the afternoon planespotting and photographing all the cool aircraft we saw. The images on this particular layout were taken with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. The vintage "film" and "lenses" on the app were perfect for snapping a few shots of some old aircraft. My personal favorite is the P-51 Mustang shown in the center image.
I used a lot of older products on this page including Studio Calico, Sassafras and October Afternoon.
CROSSWINDS | When we need a little break from the city, Nate and I like to make the quick trip up to Payson, AZ for lunch. It's about an hour drive, through some very beautiful mountains and desert landscaping. Our destination is always the same, Crosswinds, a cute little homestyle restaurant situated at the Payson Airport.
This particular trip was during our week off between Christmas and New Years. After being stuck doing things around the house for a few days, it was the perfect little escape and resulted in a delicious and filling meal. It's a nice little tradition for the two of us.
Again, I used a lot of older products on this layout including Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico, and October Afternoon.
I can't wait to see where we will fly away together on our next adventure :)