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For the past few days I’ve been working far more furiously than you would think someone who is technically unemployed would be. But working for yourself on a freelance basis can be like that and I’m happy to have the work. I also have a couple of other projects to wrap-up, so I’m not out of it yet.
But, earlier tonight I did finish the major phase of a web design project I’ve been doing for a client of mine (who’s also become a friend), and if you’re checking out this site you should check his out too. Allan Gallant will be billing himself the Airplane Guy, offering a range of school outreach programs to students right in the classroom. He’s been involved in aviation and aviation education for virtually his entire life, most recently having been in charge of education programs at the Calgary Aerospace Museum. Laura and I were lucky to have been given fairly free reign of the Museum, as well as some personal education from Allan, as part of this project. The guy knows his stuff.
During the photoshoot for the site, we got to check out the insides of a few vintage aircraft (including one of only 17 Lancaster bombers left in the world (those things were huge flying deathtraps, by the way), as well as learn about both civilian and military aviation. It’s interesting just how much aviation as a subject can be adapted to virtually all types of curriculum. Math, physics, history, social issues, politics, among others–all can be taught in terms of aviation.
So if you’re a teacher, or know a teacher, check it out and/or pass it along. I don’t get a kickback or anything from this; I’m just honestly convinced that Allan will do good things with this project. If I was a kid, I’d be stoked to see a presentation of the kind of material he loves to teach.
And if you like the finished result of his site, maybe check out my own site and keep me in mind for any print or web projects you need. This was a full branding effort, with logo, original photography, and a website from scratch, and I feel quite happy with all of it. Here are a few shots from the photoshoot I did with Laura’s assistance (Thanks babe!). There are more at the site.
p.s. — Only three more sleeps until we leave the country...