Teri discovered that there is an active club within 20 minutes of our location, so we headed out there to see what they had to offer. We were lucky enough to meet one of their officers (Mike) and he was eager to show us around. He mentioned that he had a new plane that he needed pictures of in flight, and I volunteered to come back Saturday morning with my camera to give it a try.
Saturday was a beautiful morning, and club members were out in force. We saw 8 gentlemen flying about 10 different aircraft so I got a lot of photography practice.
One of the oddest aircraft was this "Quad Rotor" Helicopter with a camera mounted on the bottom. This pilot uses his helicopter to get aerial views of the airfield and planes. The helicopter is very sophisticated, and includes a "return home" option that flies it back to the spot where it took off. It uses GPS, gyros, and an autopilot feature to accomplish this.
|Quad Rotor Helicopter with Go-Pro Camera.|
|de Havilland Beaver.|
|T-28 Trojan (Navy Trainer).|
|Looks Fast Sitting on the Runway!|
|It is even Faster in the Air!|
|Banking Hard into a Turn.|
|Back in for a Smooth Landing.|