Cessna Skylane Flying From Bridgeport, CT (KBDR) To Newport News, VA (KPHF) 11/27/10

May 25, 2011

Two friends and I made this flight down to Newport News, VA (KPHF) for no specfic reason other than to fly someplace down south. We had originally been kicking around the idea of making a flight all the way down to Florida but, due to there not being enough good weather days over the Thanksgiving weekend, we shortened the destination to someplace we could get down to and back comfortably with only one overnight. Even still, at 288.1nm straight line distance, it’s my farthest destination so far. Unfortunately, this flight was plagued by technical difficulties (with the video recording, not the plane!!). My left side view camera stopped recording about mid-way through the flight, my audio recorder battery died almost and hour before landing, and my cameras were picking up a lot of vibrations. So I made the best out of the footage I had for this one. I’m still trying to fine tune my set-up and I’m trying to figure out some kind of vibration absorbers that I might be able to put between the cameras and the mounts so that the cameras are not “directly” connected to the mounts. Also I plan to do some testing without the image stabilization turned on. I’m not sure if that could be contributing to the wobble. If anyone has had any experience with that, please let me know. Enjoy and thanks again for watching!!! www.SkylaneCaptain.com