TDFI 2017 – Calling all EAA284 members

Our Taildragger Fly-In is less than a week away and the chapter needs your help.

Schedule of information and a list of where help is needed below:
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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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Wright ‘B’ Flyer Silver Bird accident

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of Mitchell Cary and Don Gum who devoted so much to aviation. It is a difficult day for those of us who support efforts to keep history flying and the Wright B Flyer Museum.

Crash kills 2 in plane based on Wright ‘B’ Flyer

GREEN TWP., Clark County — Two local pilots died Saturday morning during a test flight of the Wright ‘B’ Flyer’s Silver Bird.

The plane went down before 11 a.m. in a field about two miles west of 7391 Pitchin Road. Ohio State Patrol Sgt. Brian Cook of the Springfield Post said a call came in at 10:56 a.m. and troopers arrived at 11:39 a.m. He said all-terrain vehicles were needed to get authorities to the crash site. Media on the ground were not allowed on the property.

The president of Wright B. Flyer Inc. identified the pilots as Don Gum and Mitchell Cary. Phil Beaudoin said both men were volunteer pilots and members of the group’s board of trustees and that Cary was a former president of the organization. Continue reading

Space Night is May 5, 2011 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Space Night is May 5, 2011 Children and adults of all ages will have an “out-of-this-world” experience during Space Night from 6-11 p.m. on May 5 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Details are still being planned, but visitors can expect an exciting after-hours gathering at the museum, including special appearances by astronauts, a Star-Gaze with telescopes (weather permitting), space-related demonstration stations, reduced prices for IMAX® films and much more! Continue reading

His classroom’s in the clouds

Steve DiLullo passed along a nice article about long time Warren County flight instructor and aviator John Lane training a young pilot, Egan Rosell. Nice photos and article (http://is.gd/wwG6rV).

At an age when classmates are learning to maneuver around plastic parking cones to earn a driver’s license, Egan recently aced his first solo flight to get his private pilot’s license.

“It’s really different when you are up there,” says the soft-spoken teen. “It gives you a different perspective on things.”

Egan’s flight instructor, John Lane, says “different” also applies to his young student.

Lane helped to found the county airport in 1956 and at age 86 is still flying and instructing the next generation of pilots. When you have been flying for more than a half-century, says Lane, you can quickly spot who has the “right stuff” and Egan does.

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