First Solo Flight with aerial spinning exercise

April 19, 2011


This video footage was taken by Shaun Fraser and Carlos Cabral of Peter Annandales first solo flight at Pretoria Flying School in Wonderboom airport Pretoria. The caption at the end of the video was of a spinning exercise that certainly put a smile on Peters dial. www.pfs.co.za +2712 567 5124 +2712 567 5125

RAW VIDEO: Virginia Soldiers conduct flight training on unmanned aerial vehicle system

June 29, 2010


Virginia National Guard Soldiers team up with the Maryland National Guard to conduct flight training on the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle system June 27 at Webster Airfield in southern Maryland. Brig. Gen. Stephen Huxtable, assistant adjutant general of Virginia for Army, and Col. Blake Ortner, commander of the 116th Brigade Combat Team, visited Solders from Detachment 1, Company B, 116th Brigade Support Battalion to receive an orientation about the training and the system’s capabilities.

Huge Aerial Photography Map of Flagstaff, Arizona 2007 AZ

May 31, 2010

  • Aerial Photography Map of Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 36 x 36 inch map includes a title, north arrow, and scale bar.
  • 2007 Aerial Photography taken spring/summer.
  • Printed with archival inks. 100 year life with proper storage.
  • Rolled and shipped in a tube USPS priority mail.

Product Description
The aerial photography map of Flagstaff, Arizona is a great gift for any lover of maps. One will spend hours discovering their town from a bird’s eye view. The 36 inch map is suitable for framing…. More >>

Huge Aerial Photography Map of Flagstaff, Arizona 2007 AZ

Huge Aerial Photography Map of Kingman, Kansas 2008 KS

April 20, 2010

  • Aerial Photography Map of Kingman, Kansas
  • 36 x 36 inch map includes a title, north arrow, and scale bar.
  • 2008 Aerial Photography taken spring/summer.
  • Printed with archival inks. 100 year life with proper storage.
  • Rolled and shipped in a tube USPS priority mail.

Product Description
The aerial photography map of Kingman, Kansas is a great gift for any lover of maps. One will spend hours discovering their town from a bird’s eye view. The 36 inch map is suitable for framing…. More >>

Huge Aerial Photography Map of Kingman, Kansas 2008 KS

Fixed Wing Aircraft – Choices for Oblique Aerial Photography!

April 12, 2010

There are many options for aerial photographers when choosing an aircraft to work from. For many this will be dictated by what is available but if some wishes to purchase an aircraft solely for the purpose of Oblique Aerial Photography there are many factors, which should be taken into consideration.

Firstly and foremost the aircraft must be legal. Therefore, if revenue is generated from the flight that is greater than the cost of the flight the aircraft must hold a valid Public Transport Certificate of Airworthiness. This is because aerial photography is put in the class of ‘Aerial Work’ and thus must conform to the guidelines set out by the CAA.

Most high wing light aircraft can be used for oblique Aerial photography but there must be a compromise between efficiency and speed. While a Cessna 182 will have a relatively high cruise speed and will have less flight time between sites the fuel burn and therefore cost per hour will be much greater. In comparison a Cessna 152 will have a much slower cruise speed but will be much lighter and therefore will burn less fuel per hour. The initial outlay for a 152 would also be less and therefore less finance is needed to get the operation off the ground!

Although the Cessna range of aircraft has a proven track record there are other options for an Aerial Photography business. For instance an aircraft such as a piper cub may be used. However, there is generally less space for equipment in an aircraft of this type.

There are obviously occasions when a Cessna is not appropriate for Aerial Photography work, such as central London sites where a twin engine is required and often a Helicopter is preferred as it is much easier to stop and hover while waiting for clearances.

Aerial Photography Map of Bullhead City, Arizona 2007 AZ

March 23, 2010

  • Aerial Photography Map of Bullhead City, Arizona
  • 18 x 18 inch map includes a title, north arrow, and scale bar.
  • 2007 Aerial Photography taken spring/summer.
  • Printed with archival inks. 100 year life with proper storage.
  • Rolled and shipped in a tube USPS first Class.

Product Description
The aerial photography map of Bullhead City, Arizona is a great gift for any lover of maps. One will spend hours discovering their town from a bird’s eye view. The 18 inch map is suitable for framing…. More >>

Aerial Photography Map of Bullhead City, Arizona 2007 AZ

UFO formation of red/orange lights sighted in New Jersey by amateur astronomer

January 8, 2009

From MUFON report

QUOTE:
“As an amateur astronomer of nearly 20 years experience, this is the second time I have seen something in the sky that is difficult to explain. I was on my apartment stoop smoking a cigarette when my neighbor, who was just coming home after parking his car in our complexs lot, called my attention to something around the corner of the building. I moved to share his line of sight and immediately saw an equilateral triangle composed of six red lights. The lights shone at approximately -2.5 magnitude and covered an area of roughly 9 square degrees in the sky. Three lights marked each of the triangles corners, and three others were arranged outside around them, forming a larger triangle, equal in proportion and orientation to the inner one. As I watched, the individual points were in motion with respect to each other, but the group appeared to hang motionless in the southwest sky. At this point, the approximate alt-az of the lights was 160°(SSE) by 35° elevation.

I ran inside and retrieved my 6×30 image stabilized binoculars to get a better look. The formation had shifted to an irregular lambda shape of five or six lights when I came back outside. Through the binoculars, the lights appeared as tiny points against a backdrop of clouds illuminated by nearby Morristown. They were clearly below the cloud deck compared to airplanes elsewhere in the sky at the time, and appeared to be separate objects in no way connected by a larger structure. They moved steadily in ascending, lateral, and descending directions in a manner that seemed to display deliberate coordination, but there was no noticeable sound of aircraft.

I returned inside again and readied my digital camera after waking my fiancé. By the time I started collecting video, the visible lights had been reduced to three or four and had moved to approximately 130°(SE) by 20° elevation and the formation covered less than the area of the full moon. By this time, eight minutes had passed from when I originally observed the lights. My fiancé and I watched them, with two of my neighbors, as they hung low in the southeast sky, flickering in a tiny triangle. They shifted into a straight line before the individual lights began to rapidly descend beyond tree line one by one. One or two could still be seen hovering near the horizon in the distance before they vanished, leaving only a solitary beacon remaining higher up until it abruptly faded.

If the lights had not ascended during this event, I would have been fairly certain they were some kind of aviation flares, but I cannot confirm, as I am not familiar with that sort of thing.”

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