This was his first time using my F5 for aviation photography, I didn't change the settings for him and it was left at my previous setting I dialed in when I was shooting some B&W photos for my classes, so a lot of PS had to be used, the settings were F11 @ 500th.
Thought I would share it with you guys, btw, if anybody wants to rent a plane really cheap, go to Martin Field!
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
Thats not bad, not bad at all. I usually fly over my house, then back to the airport for 2 touch and goes and third one is full stop landing. But right now I am not allowed to go within 10 miles of any airport My girlfriend would kill me.
Alaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
Joe, you got a good point! Those prices hurt!
Steve, actually I was shooting for those 2 lines, the touch down zone, and I rented that plane for 3 hours, had to give lots of rides to my buddies, so I counted around 30 landings in 3 hours, haven't done that many in one time in my entire training. The very first landing (on my check out) was the only landing on all three at once (no bounce) (that 150 sits a bit higher than normal ones, but all the other landings were greasers. BTW, how many hours you have? I am just under 100.
No gas, hey but how much does it cost you to get towed up? Or does your wife hook up the glider behind the SUV and release you at the end of the runway and off you go?
Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2600 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
No wife, traded the B**ch in on flying time, but I do have a SUV to get me out of farmers fields when the convection stops and I don't make it home. Thankfully that has only happened 3 times in the last 10 years. Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like a deadstick into an unknown farmers field. But come to think of it.... all my landings are deadstick. What's a go around?
Seriously. Officially logged about 100 hours power (C150, C172, Piper Warrior), 400-500 hours glider (many types +CFIG), 25 hours hot-air balloon (mostly Raven), and 2 hours helicopter (Hughes 500C). Felt the urge to mate with a hummingbird.
Also unofficially time in Dash-8, Antanov AN-2, DC-3, Beech 58, Twin Aztec, etc. +++ It's simply amazing how much time you can beg or swap photos for. Just don't try logging it if the other pilot doesn't have an instructors rating and you're not type rated.
By the way. A glider tow is $20.oo CAN and as I fly out of a club, there is a one-hour time limit on weekends, and no limit (subject to availability) on weekdays. Aircraft rental charges after tow are .25 to .45 cents per minute for the aircraft. The tow is to a standard 2000 feet AGL and from there mother nature provides the rest of my climbs. What you power guys call turbulence I call HEAVEN. Ever passed a glider at 9,000 feet cruising along at 100 knots? I've had some funny exchanges with controllers when running cloud streets at that height and speed. They don't want to believe that I have no motor. Oh well.
You really should give soaring a try. For sure it will make you a better pilot in the long run. And it gives you a whole new perspective on meterology and what the air is doing around you. If the wind is blowing right, do you get any mountain wave in Alaska?
There are tons of gliders and ultralights that fly out of there on nice days, and its right next to the mountains, and let me tell you, they just circle and circle untill you can barely make them out, and its mostly 14 year olds! I was once holding short of the RWY when a kid came screaming in, landed short of the runway and swerved off into the grass, how do you guys get that one strait, you only get one shot at the RWY, usually? And yes, we do get mountain wave here, sometimes makes flying impossible!
Never have run out of fuel yet, and I hope I don't get to. But, we do have plenty of fields in our area.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4329 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2371 times:
Nice prices. I used to pay $55/hr "wet" for a Cessna 152 II at Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia. I transfered to Langley AFB which is about an hour from Virginia Beach which they have reasonable prices to rent aircrafts. Cheaper then a civilian airport. I don't have a picture of me in controls of a plane but I do have several pictures outside of the Piper Twin Aztec that I officially logged last year, a good MEI/DPE friend of mine let me fly his twin and on my logbook it says "Introduction to multi-engine flying." I logged an hour of MEL time with 3 greased landings. Also I have a picture of me standing outside the door of a Cessna Citation 550 on the ramp at DCA that my best friend flies.