Tuesday, February 07, 2012

February CAVU

It's been an unusually warm winter in Northeast Ohio this season.  Sure, we've had some pretty good snowstorms, but they are promptly followed by a warm front that melts everything.  As a result, there's been no persistent snowpack.  This, of course, means no snow banks at The Home Base, and the runway is dry as a bone.

So, when another high pressure system arrived this past weekend, The IFR Pilot was saddened when other commitments meant no weekend flying.  February flight time is a relatively rare thing around here.  The logbook shows only 26 hours logged in Februaries from 2001 (when I started flying full-time) through 2011, and no February time at all in 2001, 2003, 2009, and 2010.

Fortunately, the Aviation Fates smiled on me yesterday, when I was able to scoot from work early and head out for a little takeoff and landing practice before a 7:00 p.m. airport board meeting.  Best of all, the suction cup mount for the Nflightcam had arrived, so I was able to test the camera in flight.

There wasn't a cloud in the sky, and so there's a bit of overexposure/sun glare in these videos, but I suspect they aren't too awful to post, particularly when accompanied by the twin disclaimers of "I'm no video pro" and "This was my first time using this thing."  (Oh, and I know, I need to clean the windscereen.)  Thus properly disclaimed, I offer the following for your vicarious aviating pleasure:

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Inbound to KBJJ


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Landing at The Home Base



I just wish we had one of these for The Great Alaska Flying Adventure of 2005...

17 comments:

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AML said...

I like flying too. want to be an astronomer before or a pilot but since we don't have enough financial I was not able to be one. anyway that videos are great thanks for sharing.

James David said...

Not really that bad, i mean the pictures. You don't have to be a pro to let people appreciate your work. You just need to be happy with what your doing. It's nice to read that you're now having and still making time for flying. A pilot should do what he is suppose to do, and that is to run and fly an aircraft.

James David teaches people how to buy single engine airplanes & has a passion for the Cessna 177

Rydair said...

Great videos!
I will be shooting some flying videos with my GoPro and posting them on my blog, check it out.
http://rydair.blogspot.se/

Anonymous said...

I like the videos. Pretty neat to see it from that point of view and be able to hear the audio. Thanks for posting them

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Todd said...

Killer vids man. Thanks. Keep doing what you do and sharing it here.
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Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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