Been an awesome weekend in my committing aviation for me to make 5 videos! First three videos are my first glider experiences. Last two videos are my IFR flight to and from Meridian MS
First glider flight. Needless to say, it's way more work then IA work in my humble opinion. You are constantly flying the plane, no such thing as "coasting" to look for the airport. You coast, you lose valuable altitude needless to say. The videos outside the actual sensation I hope will give the viewer a sense of what it takes to soar the blue skies above.
Look Ma, NO Engine! First Glider flight - Part one takeoff to tow rope release
The video above starts from take off to tow plane rope release.
My first glider flight After tow rope release to landing Part two - air work to landing
This video above contains finding lift within thermals, stalls and falls and landing. Approach reminds me of the space shuttle. Well duh, I guess so since the shuttle is a glider
My first glider flight - part 3 of 3. Watching takeoffs and landings at Pisgah
Gliders are stealthy. Video above speaks for itself. No tripod handy, sorry for the jumpy images.
IFR flight from KMBO to KMEI with ATC COMS
Friend and I went to Meridian for breakfast in the above video. 7 minute video includes an aborted take off, enroute was timelapsed and landing is wing view into KMEI.
IFR flight from KMEI to KMBO with ATC COMS
Return flight home from Meridian in the above video. 8 minute video includes screenshots of flight plan filed via Flight Aware, CRAFT, airport diagram, take off, enroute timelapsed and landing KMBO. One also has to "admire" the hardware that I taxi by on my way to runway 22 in Meridian *big smile*