Monday, December 27, 2010

Skimming clouds

Had a nice flight yesterday where I logged nearly an hour in IMC.  I really need to get a better video system setup as I'd love to capture some good quality videos of some of my flights, ideally with an audio overlay from the GMA340.  So far I've always subscribed to the mantra that the best camera is the one you have with you, and that always seems to be my EVO phone.  It's not great but does the job. Here is a video of skimming the clouds. Unfortunately it was -2 deg celsius and when the moisture started running up the windshield I turned the camera off so I could operate ice controls if needed so it's woefully short. It would be great to get some sort of mount going.

It was a great flight and good fun to line up with all the 737's going into Burbank.  On the way back it cleared a bit but the last 30 mins or so were night in the clouds, which was fun.  My flightaware track shows an average of 186 kts, not bad!  Here's a shot of the sunset over Gorman.  You could see just a ton of snow in the Siera's too.