Hey! I’m Joe.
Pettit Aviation is the name I have given to all of the things adjacent to my pursuit of aviation. The photographs, information and other things associated with Pettit Aviation were made by me, unless otherwise noted.
I started getting very interested in photography 5-6 years ago, I started with photographing birds around my home town of Cape May, NJ. After moving to Minnesota, I realized how spoiled I was with the wonderful bird selection around the beaches of NJ and largely stopped practicing photography.
I have always been very interested in aviation. When I was younger I did some flight training but never completed it but I always tried to stay close to aviation, this meant hanging around the airport and watching planes in general.
After I moved to Minnesota, I saw that the Minneapolis airport had an officially sanctioned airplane spotting area, naturally this piqued my interested so I brought my well unused camera along and that sort of sealed that.
With the whole COVID situation, I have found myself spotting and photographing aircraft heavily. This has become a creative outlet, a reason to travel, and in general a love of mine.
I hope you enjoy the photographs and spotting information I share here. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help getting into aviation, photography and especially aviation photography!