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It started in 1946

August 6, 2021

1946 ….75 years ago and one year after the end of World War II…. Much of Europe and Asia was in ruins. Yet there was also great optimism that a new era of rebuilding and prosperity was about to unfold. It was also the year Pacific Miniatures was founded by two aerospace workers in Southern California.…

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Supporting Youth and Passion for Aviation through Charity Auctions

July 13, 2020

This year marks PacMin’s 23rd charity auction in support of the ISTAT Foundation. Proceeds from the auction go towards the Foundation’s work in offering scholarships and internship opportunities to students; providing grants to schools, museums, and nonprofits; and funding humanitarian aid efforts where aviation plays a role.

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Pacmin and Rotary Project Shield Produce Face Shields to Protect Local Community

April 23, 2020

Pacmin is doing its part in the fight against COVID-19. We are partnering with local businesses to produce face shields for health care professionals in our local community.

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UAS Mock-Up Stretches Over 130 Feet Wide

March 30, 2020
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PacMin joins the AeroClub in honoring Sully Sullenberger as Howard Hughes Memorial Award recipient for 2019

February 12, 2020

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was honored with the Howard Hughes Memorial Award for 2019 for his work in aviation safety. PacMin, a corporate sponsor, joined the AeroClub of Southern California to honor Sullenberger at the award banquet.

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“Hybrid” solution for hybrid-electric Project 804

July 26, 2019

UTC, comprising of Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace, had a large chalet and pavilion at the 2019 Paris Air Show. Different sections throughout the chalet were dedicated to each of their business segments. United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP) wanted a visually striking centerpiece that could also explain the complexity of their newest mission–Project 804.…

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