Well. April 24th started off as a beautiful day
at 6:30am. And for my 80th birthday, it was my goal to get the ATF by Northwing
into the air. The motor needed the plug cleared of the winter "smoking ",
fired up and purred .
Before I could count to four,
the Stratus wing was lifting me from Mother Earth, and into the
best ever feeling of being alive and airborne .
The crosswind came up soon
into my "patch flight ", but this little bird is strong with good sized wheels
and it was wise to just land crosswise on the runway on this first flight,
needs hardly any landing length anyway . As "ATF" means "air
time fix " it just made for a great birthday treat.
Trusting you are still
looking to scratch your own "itch " to fly .
Cheers! Gordon Isaac
From Dan Berwin
From Jan Nademlenjsky
from Merritt to Kamloops,
May 8, 2020.
return trip of my previous video # 285. While I was cruising up to 145 km/h
flying to Merritt, I could not reach even 100 km/h of ground speed when flying
back. I took direction of the famous “Coquihalla
Highway to Hell”. This section of highway is featured
on continual TV reality serial about heavy rescues from serious crashed during
quickly changing weather conditions there. My flight was also not too peaceful,
because of large clear cut forest areas, with light brown color.
“patches” are much warmer then surrounding green forests, creating serious
turbulence. It was bumpy and occasionally unpleasant.
from Kamloops to Merritt BC,
May 8, 2020.
It was very
nice flight in one of those times which don’t happen very often. Warm day with
blue sky and no wind. I decided to fly to Merritt following one of the most
scenic roads in the Kamloops region, Nicola Valley around
hwy 5A. I saw flooded road by Stump Lake,
flooded area by Quilchena and Merritt. The beginning of the flight was
turbulent air between the Kamloops and Nicola Valley with
constant evaluation whether to continue or turn back, but then it was almost too
good to wasted it. It was perfect and very enjoyable flight to Merritt airport.
This video shows the first leg of my 190 km round trip flight.
from Kamloops to
Cache Creek, May 1, 2020.
early morning, 140 km long flight through Thompson River valley
to Cache Creek village. I went to check the flooded area there, but it did not
look too bad.
from Buse Hill to Kamloops,
Uncut Version. Apr 19, 2020.
always the most difficult and time consuming process to edit my flying videos
into short version for human consumption. The problem is that Kamloops area
is one of the most beautiful parts of the world, with very diverse and complex
countryside. There are no boring sections around which to cut off. Majority of
people would take just 20 seconds of their precious time. I bring home 3 to 4
hours of video from my one hour flight. My target is about 3 minutes of final
video, but it is not almost possible.
learn with my #273
video, that there are people with interest in nature and beauty presented to
them in very rare and unique views which few people could experience. That video
is my most popular flying video so far and it is long. The new GoPro camera
technology (Hero 7) solved the most annoying problems of vibration and jello
effect. Hero 7 camera has perfect stabilization producing spectacular HD and
wide angle videos. One of my cameras is mounted on the front of the trike
showing nothing but the beauty as I fly through it. That technology also allows
me to speed up this video 2.5 to 3x so more information is presented in shorter
time. Aerial videos are not easy to produce, because the perception of speed is
diminishing with the elevation above the ground. Basically, it looks more boring
higher I fly.
showing in this video flight in west direction, when the sun was behind or on my
left side, exactly what I needed for good exposure. Sky was fully seeded with
fluffy clouds casting spotty shadows over the hills and valleys. You could see
there some spectacular views from about 1000’ above ground. You could appreciate
the complexity of the terrain when you look around the screen. It was very good
to Buse Hill, Apr 19, 2020.
beautiful day to fly over Kamloops spectacular
nature areas. I followed the North side of South Thompson
River eastwards over deeply scarred terrain by the ancient ice
movement. Then I turned south towards Buse Lake and
Buse Hill. It is small wonder of the nature. Sky was fully seeded with fluffy
clouds casting spotty shadows over the hills and valleys. It was very good
to Set up SPOT to be Ready in Emergency with only the Last Track.
the perfect. This link or some other to produce the same result is needed. It is
very clear and it should be always default. Everything else to be optional.
Currently you get tons of info but the most important substance must be
painfully discovered. 9. What is alert and what is its purpose? Check in, Help,
SOS… are already alerts. Why do we need duplication? 10. The logging button
within the map is also messed up. First, it says log out, but it means both. To
log in it suggests my email, which is not my ID. As soon as I start type in
first character then Password changes to Manage. I have to enter password first
and then user ID. That’s amateurish!
280. Kamloops from
10,000’ above Airport, Apr 9, 2020
Due to Covid-19
pandemic, I decided to fly just around the airport without my usual exploration
flights. I could return safely back to airport without the engine power. To make
it more interesting I set a goal to go up to 10,000’ (3 048m) above airport. I
made it to 11,600’ (3 536m) above sea level. Obviously, higher up above ground
the perception of speed disappears. You feel like suspended motionless in the
air with spectacular 360 deg view. It was very pleasant feeling. My views are
especially special, because I am not looking through glass or through small
windows. There is nothing between me and the environment. The ground temperature
was 12C (54 F) and 3C (37 F) on the top, which is very good. No more frozen
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