(Updated March 3, 2021)
It was decent day for flying with no wind at the
I was getting anxious to go back after 40 minutes flight from
I met another ultralight pilot there, Daniel Berwin who landed after me.
He decided to follow me a bit and take some aerial pictures. It was nice
change, because it is just 2nd opportunity in my life to fly with
somebody. Another excitement happened in about 10 minutes in my flight when I
spotted another plane (Cessna) well down under me flying to Cache Creek. He
really sucked the air from my track resulting good bump. I started in -2C in
This was the first leg of my 1.5 hour flight to Cache Creek. I flew via
golf and residential area high above
Finally, after several windy days of real winter in
It was gorgeous day after overnight fresh show, blue sky and above freezing temperature. I took off downwind (~13 km/h) west, turned to east in totally calm air and in about 200 m higher I got into serious tail wind of up to 45 km/h from west. The wind was flowing simultaneously from opposite direction within short elevation difference. I flew over Juniper Ridge subdivision, which looks very flat from the air, but it is actually very hilly and assuming also challenging to drive those steep streets in winter. I explored Rose Hill and Knutsford area too. It was very good flight.
332. Experience with “GoPro Hero 9 Black” as a Prime Camera for Unrestricted Frontal View, Feb 2, 2021
I sold my GoPro Hero 7 and replaced the front full view camera with the latest GoPro Hero 9 Black. The reason is Hero 9 horizon lock to prevent horizon tilt when turning. Tilting horizon is annoying in my videos, so I always switch in those moments to side camera views. Well, the horizon lock did not work very well and actually it was very bad. I could use only few clips from this miracle Hero 9 camera. I return the Hero 9 back to store. Now, I need to buy another Hero 7 Black. I am showing examples of badness and my interpretation of how this horizon lock would not work in my case. I was hoping for steady “Super stabilized” views, so I could run video 4x faster without any distractions. I am sorry to report that the result was totally unacceptable. This is excellent camera for other application, but not for what I wanted it for. For that purpose Hero 7 Black is far superior. If you are considering to buying it for flying then you should watch this video.
I sold my GoPro Hero 7 and replaced the front full view camera with the latest GoPro Hero 9 Black. The reason is H9 horizon lock to prevent horizon tilt when turning. This was annoying in my videos, so I always switched at those moments to side camera views. Well, it did not work very well and actually it was very bad. I could use only few clips from this miracle camera. I return the Hero 9 back to store. Now, I wish to buy back my Hero 7 Black camera. I am looking. I will post me experience and example, why this camera is no good for aviation at least for full camera view without any part of airplane in the view. It was expensive experiment for me. I sold my like new camera cheap and most likely I will pay more and most likely for abused and bruised camera.
beautiful and calm (!) day, but not for long. Within of about 5 minutes it
started kicking up and down. It was getting progressively worse on the way
back. I was looking for some smoother air level, but there was nothing
available for me. When I crossed the
I have very good video from cold flight. We had some traces of new snow, which makes the surrounding scenery more contrasting and more interesting.
Pictures taken from the top (south) of Peterson Creek in small increments through downtown then west up to airport. Pictures are from video # 327
taken only in
327. Low Flight through the most Beautiful Valley in Kamloops Region, Jan 20, 2021
It was an
excellent, but a bit chilly flying day. I tried several times before to fly low
area was without clouds when I took off. As soon as I was above their level I
could see that it would be wise to stay within that hole only. The clouds
eventually cleared on the west side and open up also south. I flew over
Finally after 16 days of warm, but very windy weather, the Mother Nature finally brought crispy, blue sky and no wind day. Masses of people enjoyed this sudden change together with several local flyers. I was planning to go for low and close aerial exploration of Buse Hill which looks very cool on its north side. I soon discovered that I would be lucky if I even make it there. The air was very bumpy with many very sudden kicks and pushes, which took a bit of optimism from my joy. I made it there, but I did not dare to go any close to it. The flight on the way back was not any better. I saw 9 wild horses on at the foot of North Ridge. I finished my flight with a victory lap over the river delta sand bars. They are amazing creation of nature, which could be seen only from the above, high just enough to see the underwater formations. When I landed I found out that my full view, front mounted camera refused to record. Those cameras are not very reliable. It was very good day anyway.
radio interview with me about my flying in