Young Pilots of of Maine
In a day when the United States is experiencing a pilot shortage, and estimates say that aviation will be looking at an unprecedented demand for nearly 800,000 pilots in the next two decades, there’s never been a better time for young people to take flight. This work represents a sound-portrait project featuring some of Maine’s brightest young people who are ready to fly.
Mission: Document young pilots 16 - 25 years of age from all over the state of Maine.
Photography: One, high key portrait of each pilot, with accompanying context photographs from home airfield, planes and flights.
Audio: Edited clips from personal interview with each pilot, with accompanying context sound clips of radio communications, pre-flight checks, take offs and landings.
Potential: A showcase of Maine’s young flyers as a welcome to people arriving at the Jetport, and the exposure of careers in aviation for the recruitment of future pilots.
Optional Points of Access to the Work:
Exhibit of prints with audio accompaniment
Social media feeds on Instagram and Facebook
Stand alone website
Media available for future print and digital products
Podcast of interviews with pilots and artists discussion