Portrait of Bobby


Bobby was a retired professional welder who built the support structures for stages and sets in Hollywood. At the time of this interview, he was a volunteer for various foundations, including the foundation called Base 11 which restored aircraft and provided education for various aeronautical subjects;  education being primary and restoration secondary. (By having good exhibits they felt they could educate people about Aeronautics in a superior fashion.)

Bobby considered himself a creative consultant for the foundation because he found old, junk airplane parts and turned them into exhibits.  He became a member of the foundation because he repaired a personal airplane for a member of the foundation, and after that, the member encouraged him to join the foundation.

Below, you see a wing tank from a B-52 which Bobby was turning into an exhibit. The exhibit was to look like a rocket into which children could climb, don a virtual reality headset, and then virtually fly to the moon. Also below you see the fins, the head cone, the body and the hole that kids would climb through to enter the exhibit.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on August 2, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great picture of Bobby&write. Wow ,how awesome a job welding for the Hollywood class and then finding a hobby job restoring aircraft way cool. Great shots of his projects too.

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