Exploring The 'Thumb', Lexington, MI - Fly Girl Journal Saturday, October 8, Randy and I decided to head to the eastern side of Michigan to explore an area neither of us knew much about. On the shores of Lake Huron, right in the middle of Michigan's "thumb", lies the quaint little harbor town of Lexington.
How To Read A Terminal Area Forecast - ClayViation It's not always too difficult to tell if the weather is good enough to fly - in the moment. Looking up to a clear blue windless sky is a pretty good sign. The big question with weather is often "what's going to happen next?" On a recent flight to Nashville, Tennessee, my initial plan was to fly up in the morning on a Saturday and return the same evening. As the day approached, I made the call to fly up Friday night and return midday Saturday. Why? Because of the weather forecast.
Fun Flight Blog - Litchfield, IL and Cuba, MO - Fly Girl Journal Finally! July 10th arrived! It was a picture perfect day for our launch and we left, wheels up at about 11:30AM local time. Our first stop was Litchfield, IL, right on Route 66, where we dined at the Aristan Cafe, thought to be the oldest on the route. The cafe was founded by Pete Adam, a Greek immigrant, in Carlinville, IL in 1924 and relocated to Route 66 in 1929. It is also on the National Registry.
A Long Cross Country Flight - ClayViation This past week, I took a cross country flight from Thomson, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee. You might wonder how one state over qualifies as a "cross country," but just like running cross country in high school doesn't mean coast to coast, so it is with aviation. In our case, landing at a point more than 50 nautical miles away from where you started can be logged as cross country time.
The GoPro has gone to my Head! - FunPlacesToFly.com Here's a quick and easy way to capture video and give your viewers the feeling of really being in the pilot's seat. My instructor called me at the last minute and wanted me to go flying with him so I could experience an 18 mile per hour crosswind in my Cessna 172. It sounded a little spooky but fun at the same time.
The Hundred Dollar Hamburger - Clayviation My original plan was to fly to Gwinnett County Airport (KLZU). That's where I took my very first flight and began my flight training. It's also home of a little restaurant on the airfield called The Flying Machine. We were heading over for a good ol' hundred dollar hamburger.
Homemade DIY Greenscreen for Video and Photography - FunPlacesToFly.com In the video below, we decided to create our own portable Greenscreen Frame Stand out of 1 inch PVC. We bought a Greenscreen Backdrop Cloth from Amazon at a really surprisingly low price. We wanted something that we could take apart and take with us to shoot on location. Watch the video below to see our first try at shooting a video with a Greenscreen background.
GoPro on a Pole - A View from a Higher Perspective - FunPlacesToFly.com Humans are naturally attracted to the unusual and the out of the ordinary when it comes to observing their surroundings in everyday life. This probably is due to our primitive instinct for survival. When something happens that is different from our daily routine, it catches our attention and forces us to focus on what's happening.
Finding the Sweet Spot for Mounting Cameras on Your Airplane - FunPlacesToFly.com GoPros and Garmin Virbs are great to capturing the glorious views outside your airplane. But, more than often, the footage that comes out of a flight is sometimes time shaky, unusable and downright embarrassing. I have gone through a number mounting techniques and have burned a lot gas trying to find the Sweet Spot. Every aircraft out there has it's own special in-flight characteristics.
New Aviation Event - Harmony Jubilee Hamburger Fly-in, Fitzgerald, GA - Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 Pilots, we invite you to join us for the Harmony Jubilee Hamburger Fly-in. The Rotary Club of Fitzgerald Ga. invite you and your whole family to join us for a hamburger fly-in! This hamburger fly-in is being held in conjunction with the Harmony Jubilee Festival. With hot air balloon rides, kid's zone, musical entertainment throughout the day, an artisan market, and other events, there will be something for everybody in your family to enjoy! For more information, visit our web site at http://www.harmonyjubilee.com/fly-in.html
New Aviation Event - Free First Thursdays at Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, WA - Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 There's always something going on at the Flying Heritage Collection! During the summer months, watch the collection come to life as our warbirds take to the skies and the tanks cruise the grounds. During the winter, bring your kids to trick-or-treat at Monster Bash or to meet with Santa at Tanks Giving. If you are looking for a hands on educational experience, join us Tuesday- Sunday from 10am-5pm to learn about our amazing and rare artifacts from our knowledgeable Docents. If you've been looking for an affordable opportunity to bring the entire family to visit museums in your area, don't miss a chance to visit us here at FHC for FREE! On the First Thursday of every month, admission to the FHC is absolutely free!
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New Aviation Event - Dinner with a Slice of History, Cleveland, OH - Friday, Nov 11, 2016 Join us for author and pilot Marsha J. Wright's presentation of her mother and pioneer aviatrix Margaret Ray Ringenberg. Wright served as her mother's speech writer, correspondence secretary, and the writer of her biography. Wright attained her private pilot's license at age 17 and raced with and against her mother in numerous races. Wright's presentation is a tribute to her mother who served during WWII as a member of the Womens Airforce Service Pilots WASP. The presentation of pictures, anecdotes, and facts presents her mother's life as a WASP, flight instructor, and race pilot including the Round the World Race. Some of Ringenberg's personal items will be on display during the presentation. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow. Seats are limited, please RSVP by November 9. Members $15 and non-members $17. Veterans receive $2 off.
New Aviation Event - Veterans Appreciation - Warbird Fly-in, Pittsburg, KS - Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 Veterans Appreciation - Warbird Fly-in. Atkinson Municipal Airport. City of Pittsburg, Kansas. Saturday November 5th. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Forum - Meet the war veterans and discussions. 10:30 - 11:30. Aircraft expected to attend: North American BT-13 Vultee, North American P-51 Mustang, Nanchang CJ-6A, Yakolev 52, North American T-6, Lockheed T-33, Siai Marchetti S-211 Jet, Taylorcraft L2 Grasshopper, UH-60 Blackhawk.
New Aviation Event - Marvel Of Flight, DeFuniak Springs, FL - Friday - Saturday, Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Join us for two days to celebrate general aviation. Fun for the whole family. Helicopter rides, BBQ cook off, car show, pilot seminars, local vendors, airplane judging, and demonstrations. Patty Wagstaff: Hall Of Fame Aerobatic Champion, Tiger Flight Formation Flight Team, and Army Aviation Heritage Foundation will all be here. Come out for sun, fun, and comradeship. Just miles from the sugar white beaches of Walton County.
New Aviation Event - Santa Fly-in and Pancake Breakfast, Elyria, OH - Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 Women in Aviation, Cleveland Chapter, MRK Aviation and Discover Aviation Center invite you to attend a Pancake Breakfast Fundraising event and Santa Fly-in at the Lorain County Regional Airport KLPR Saturday December 3, 2016 from 9am until Noon. There is no cost to attend this family friendly event, although a $5 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of the food. MRK Aviation will offer a $0.25 fuel discount until noon the day of the event. Santa will make a special appearance and will be taking pictures for a small fee. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Women in Aviation, Cleveland Chapter Scholarship Fund and Discover Aviation Center. For more information please call 216-246-7138 or 440-263-6668 or find more information at www.waicleveland.org.
New Aviation Event - Southern Nationals 125, Greenwood, SC - Friday - Saturday, Oct 28-29, 2016 A 150 or 80 nm cross country race you choose the course you wish to run. Open to all pilots and aircraft that are propeller driven. Meet and greet Low Country Shrimp Boil dinner Friday night at 7pm and race pilot sign in starts at 8am Saturday morning. Pilot briefing is at 9am and is required to race. We have a class for every type of aircraft. Come join us and experience the fun of a friendly little racing competition.
New Aviation Event - EAA Chapter 1350 Pancake Breakfast, LaGrange, GA - Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 Come join us Sat. Oct. 15 for our Fall pancake breakfast from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at LaGrange Airport, KLGC. Next month we switch to a hamburger lunch so this is our last breakfast. For only $5.00 you get pancakes, sausage, eggs, orange juice, coffee, and lots of sunshine. The weather will be just right in the morning and great weather for flying somewhere. We will make sure the trip is worth it so if you don’t want to stay at home on a Saturday morning, come have breakfast with us if you can.