If you’ve been following airscape for a while, you’ll know that January is hardly the most productive time of year. A combination of having kids home for the holidays and Adelaide’s furnace-fierce summer weather makes writing difficult, to say the least.
Happily things are returning to normal now. And one way or another, I’m planning to make 2018 a pivotal year. For now, there are still a few balls in the air and I need to see where they land before I can plot my way forward. But at the very least I intend to put some extra effort into publicity and growth, as well as more structure behind the content and my magazine ambitions.
Underpinning all that, I want to reframe airscape’s territory as ‘aviation culture’.
I know I write a lot of aviation history – and I won’t stop. But I’m also keen to bring in more contemporary content.
The idea of ‘aviation culture’ can bring together the art, artefacts, stories, products and practical insights that help nourish enjoyment, appreciation, enterprise and airmanship for all.
Ideally, I’ll be able to highlight the many connections between aviation’s past, present and future at the same time.
Meanwhile I’ve had some of my favourite photos as my screensaver for the past six weeks and sharing them seems like a good way to open 2018. I have a couple of other gallery subjects to share too, while I get some more substantial content written.
So with my best, belated wishes for a Happy New Year, here a few choice photos from the airscape library… Enjoy. (And pass the word!)