The GoPro video camera has become increasingly popular in all sorts of “adventure” sports and outdoor activities. After seeing enough videos produced by glider flying friends, we decided to finally get one. And last weekend we set out to try it in our airplane.
In that video, Kathleen flies her first takeoff from our home airport of Pine Mountain Lake (E45).
And then the longer (but better done) Saturday video is Flying N722VJ from Avenal to Pine Mountain Lake.
That shows the takeoff from the dirt runway at Avenal (CA69) and then the landing back at Pine Mountain Lake (E45), as well as a high speed taxi back to the hangar, and an even higher speed rendition of putting the airplane away at the end of the day.
The GoPro has an amazing field of view and works really well for filming aviation. We look forward to filming a lot more and exploring iMovie as well.