A couple of years ago I learned a very important lesson. Networking on a golf course works! I met one of my best clients on a golf course and I don’t even play golf. I was shooting a charity tournament at the Newcastle Golf Course and was asked if I was able to cover another event a couple weeks later for the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and they have since become one of my best repeat clients.
In March I got a call from YPO to cover an event they were having up at the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. I was super excited to find out that as part of this event I would have to go with them on a private tour of the 747 / 787 assembly plant and Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection. I’ve had an obsession with airplanes, especially WW II airplanes, since I was about 8 years old and it was this obsession that sparked my passion for photography. Now, because I happened to be on a golf course one day I got the chance to combine my two obsessions! It is days like this that when asked if I like what I do I always give the same answer, “It sure beats working!”
I wasn’t allowed to take my camera into the Boeing assembly area, but I did get to take pictures of Paul Allen’s collection and what a collection it is! There are some one of a kind planes there and every plane is in flying condition even if they don’t fly it due to being the last of its type. If you love airplanes as much as I do, or have a father-in-law that does, this is the perfect place to go. All in one location you have the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the 747 plant that gives FREE tours, The Flying Heritage Collection and near by is the Stormbirds Me 262 Project.