Friday, November 30, 2007

Cool Toys for the future!

I have been researching ways to record the podcast in flight. I have seen numerous in flight videos. The problem for me has always been that either they are not interesting and poor video quality or they are produced in a way that I could never do on my own. For a while I will have to stay somewhere in the middle. I just purchased a suction camera mount and a splitter to record cockpit audio. I will be taking my first official lesson on Tuesday, December 4th at 8 am. The camera mount unfortunately arrives on Wednesday so I will not be able to get any video. The splitter will be here in time though. I hope the instructor is cool with all of this. I think above and beyond the podcast it is a great way for me to review and study outside of the lessons. I am posting a link to a website call reflight. This is an in flight video for a product I am very interested in purchasing down the road. The developer of the product is a pilot himself and I spoke with him yesterday and he was very helpful in answering my questions. Anyone interested in recording in flight video should take a look at his products. Thanks to Jason Miller of The Finer Points Podcast for pointing me to the website. Check back next week for podcast #2....the first official lesson.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Student Pilot Journal Podcast #1

Well.....I took my first discovery flight at Valkaria airport (X59) with CFI Casey Allen from Indian River Flying Club. I wish I had accomplished at 20 years old what he has. I was not able to get video during flight as I had to feel things out with Casey. I hope that in the future I can get video to make things a little more interesting for people watching (If any). If I was not hooked before (Yea right) then I am now. That is all I have thought of all week. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Student Pilot Journal Podcast #0

I am getting ready to head out for my discovery flight at Valkaria airport with CFI Casey Allen. You can listen to the introductory podcast to find out more about me and and this journal.