EAA284 Chapter Meeting April 15 2012 [updated]

We normally have our chapter meetings on the 2nd Sunday of the Month. This year Easter falls on the 2nd Sunday. I’m sure everyone would prefer spending the day with family. With that in mind the chapter meeting will be moved to the 3rd Sunday, April 15th.

UPDATE: We will not have a regular chapter meeting this month.

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EAA284 Meeting Sunday December 11 2011

EAA Chapter 284 will hold its December meeting on Sunday December 11, 2011 2 PM at Red Stewart Airfield.

Students from the Greene County Career Center will do a presentation on Jessie Maude “Chubbie” Miller, an Australian aviatrix who made an emergency landing in Xenia OH during the 1929 woman’s air race. She was a charter member of the 99’s. IN 1927 she became the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight.
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A guide to creating flying videos

One of our EAA284 members, Steve Dilullo, keeps a personal flying blog and posted a great article for those wanting to create videos of their flights. His  how-to article is a great starting point for those who might want to capture their flights on video and are looking for advice from someone who is already digitally shooting and sharing on the Internet without breaking the bank. I’m waiting for his live streamed video someday.

With his permission a snippet of his blog post is below:

We’re talking about creating videos here, so the video camera is obviously a key element in the process. I purchased a Kodak Zi8 a little over two years ago for two primary reasons. First, I work for Kodak and the employee discount was nice. Second, and more importantly, it has an external mic input that allows me to hook it into the intercom to capture audio. It records in 720p or 1080p HD (I always use 720p / 30 fps) and the quality is more than sufficient for my sharing vehicle of choice, YouTube. Nearly all my flying is during the day so any performance issues in low-light video don’t concern me. I’m not sure that any device in the pocket video camera segment has great low-light performance, so keep that in mind if you want to record at night.

Kodak Zi8 with RAM attachment in the tripod mount

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