Flight training

2021    Private Pilot License [PPL] Student, Santa Monica, CA
              76.5 hrs [total hours], 11 hrs [PIC], 4.7 hrs [night]
              Spin Awareness Training and Basic Aerobatic/Upset training [Super Decathlon]

Flying Objects Project(s):

(AR/VR Project)

The Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) program for flight training, Flying Objects, was initially developed June 2020 when Closson started flying training at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) at Santa Monica Flyers where the aircraft became their isolation pod. 

The in-process VR program is to be utilized as a tool for learning engine systems and for instrument training. With the VR program flight training students will be able to expand and looking inside an engine to understand its parts and function in entirety.  Imagine reaching into an aircraft engine, expanding its parts, suspending them in the air to acquire a dimensional and relational understanding of their function, processes, and form. 

More info on extended projects HERE
Website: flyingobjectsproject.com (coming soon!!!)

***activate the FLYING OBJECT(s) Augmented Reality (AR) Prototype V1 [July 2020-present] at Santa Monica Airport [ksmo], nearby the Santa Monica Flyers hangar. accessed/powered by Hoverlay [++ other platforms]

...see more Flying Object(s) projects HERE

OTHER 'Aviation' Projects:


Exhibited in mid 2020, ND Time Bandits: Co-Adventures in Reshaping Time, as part of the collaborative The Revolution School [curated by the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health] developed a project to discuss neurodiversity and their relation time...via a Time Machine!

Expanding from a curiosity in the construction of an aircraft's engine, The Revolution School members individual designed an interpretation*** of the parts and functions of an aircraft engine in the construction of their Time Machine. Accessible via a poster, it expanded into a documentary narrative film of the 3-dimensional rendering of our time machine superimposed within the space of LACMA. [The piece is in the process of being developed into an AR expansion.] 

Parts include:

sparks (by Kristy)
Although invisible, we know the approximate location of Sparks of Abundance by clusters of life forms materializing around them. Plants, and occasionally animals, protect sparks and are entirely sustained by them. Sparks are a natural phenomenon of energy, made of hope combined with love.

carburetor (by Jessie)
Internal combustion caused by the combination of capitalist systems of time and regulations of bodies. This co-produces trauma that prompts us to perpetuate the very systems that are oppressing us. Trauma from entanglements of time, systems, and bodies.

gears (by Nicki)
We do not experience the same time the same way, and times does not treat us all the same. The way we experience time is further diffracted by power impacting our bodies differently via race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, class, nation, health, body, etc.

ignition (by Sara)
Abundance ignites an embrace of difference, specifically the infinite variations in neurodiversity that shake the foundations of systems regulating time and bodies.

avionics I (by Cedric & Jennifer)
Neurodiverse Time / Crip Time / Polychronic Cultures / Verbing

avionics II (by Clara)
Neurotypical time / Chronormaticity / Monochronic Cultures / Nouning

....see more projects by The Revolution School collaborative in Collaboration(s).

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