(Updated May 12, 2022)
My original plan was much more ambitious, but I had to change it due to increasingly more unpleasant turbulence. Terrain is more beautiful with greens covering the majority of its surface. My flight is over the most beautiful natural area of Kamloops showing the diversity and complexness of our nature.
391. Flying to Tobiano,
km round trip through some spectacular and also sad scenery. The SW portion of
my flight was over the remnants of the devastating 2021 forest fire(s). It
looks interesting, but also very sad. The small town (pop 2500)
I captured also different and complete view of Tobiano and nearby hoodoo areas. East side of Mt Savona looks very interesting.
I flew over several still frozen lakes around Lac Le Jeune. I had an opportunity to spot the three large flocks of cranes, but much lower then I was flying. I made a few attempts to get closer, but they were faster in their maneuvers. They were very well aware of my presents above them.
closer aerial video of the Petersen Creek canyon and
It was very
nice flight through the backcountry in deep valleys. In 2021 fire season the Whitecroft was in
unwanted center of attention when it was part of very bad forest fire. The fire
result could be seen in video. It was very close to the Whitecroft village and
just barely separated from the very popular Sun Peaks Ski Resort, the 2nd
largest ski resort in
of still frozen
The landing was as expected, hairy. There was no reported wind at the airport, the air was about 5C, but the dark runway was heated to perhaps to 15C. This created very unpleasant turbulence near the runway surface. I also felt twice sudden push from the back, which was the first one for me. I was bounced in every direction, which is not very pleasant experience few feet from the ground.
I few to
small city airport in Merritt. Merritt was seriously damaged during the autumn
2021 flooding. Some houses and properties were destroyed. I could not see much
of that effect from the air. Merritt is located in beautiful mountain
surroundings and connected with famous
I am presenting fantastic beauty of the Kamloops NE Ridge area. I flew above 3 herds of wild horses grazing in very picturesque setting. It was windy, but not gusty day to have very good flying experience. Join me to see what only a few people could experience.
387. Flying back from Cache Creek Challenging Airport, Part 2 of 2. Mar 16, 2022
This is second leg of my flight as describes in video #386. I
was not looking forward to take off due to high wind in about 45 deg to my
left. It was bumpy, but not too bad. Trip scenery is always spectacular,
because it is very diverse. It is very complex terrain all around us. I wish it
was a bit green to make it more colorful, but it is still too early for that.
The flight was very easy and smooth except, of course, just above
386. Flying to Cache Creek Challenging Airport, Part 1 of 2. Mar 16, 2022
The weather was just great with blue sky to fly 45 min west
to small, single runway, mountain type airport. I was following Thompson River
valley, over Tobiano,
I had very nice flight while testing additional features of my new camera, Insta360 One X2. In this video, I used explanatory comments of tested features.
384. Super Day over Super Nature – The Way the Birds See It. Mar 3, 2022
It was unbelievable sunny day with very complex sky and complex ground. Dark and still some snow covered surface created indescribable nature complexness which would be a big challenge for any artist to paint. I tested my Insta360 One X2 camera in another location, but I am still not happy with the result. The next time I will mount it on the wing. This video plays into classical music, creating relaxing mood. The last few years of camera technology progress surprises me every time I view my videos. Let me know if you like it.
383. Testing my New Camera Insta360 One X2, Part 2 of 2. Feb 18, 2022
Side mounted camera vibrated too much in previous video. This time I mounted it up front on the trike nose. Resulted video, which looks like globe must be edited into viewable clips to be integrated and synchronize with other GoPro cameras. A big advantage is that I could keep horizon level in turns. This has to be done manually in post editing process. Also the GoPro camera video could be speeded up max 3x without too much of extra distractions. Faster it plays more jerking it become. I tested the Insta360 in speed 8x faster, which translates into perceived flying speed of 960 km/h (597 mph). I was very impressed with the results. This and part 1 videos just test the features. I will be very careful not to be sucked into gimmicks. The bottom line is that camera is very impressive.
Just bought the Insta360 One X2 camera and testing it in two positions. In this test it is on my side long mount. The bracket is long but it is vibrates too much.
I am learning totally new field of editing. This camera is actually two cameras together taking 360 global views. I have to edit individual views, play speed, horizon angle correction in turns…, just more time to kill. I also wanted to know if it will integrate with my GoPro cameras. So far it works. This and part 2 videos just test the features. I will be very careful not to be sucked into gimmicks. The bottom line is that camera is very impressive.
381. Interrupted Flight due to Heavy Turbulence and Strong Wind. Feb 10, 2022
beautiful sunny day with no wind and +2C (36F). I was planning to fly to
I knew that
I would have hard time to fly in that headwind back. It was decision time:
Should I or shouldn’t I? Suddenly terrible turbulence started which bounced me
very good. It decided for me. I turned back and was inching towards
380. My Best Flight to Harper and Sun Peaks Ski Hills. Feb 6, 2022
This was my age depressing, 75th birthday flight. I needed to
take some edges of those “It’s over life feelings”. Fortunately, the weather was
perfect to relax in the air. I flew first to Harper Mountain Ski area, showing
our smaller ski hill. The next on my list was the 2nd largest ski
379. Day to Explore Natural Beauty of
This was one of the best days for winter flying with smooth air and very
little weather surprises.
I flew over many frozen lakes and mountain ridges, eventually view
378. Beautiful Winter Flying in N
Nice flying day to get some fresh air and have fun with it.
After long period of very cold weather, the Mother Nature smartened up with quickly disappearing snow and above freezing temperatures. Patches of the disappearing snow created very interesting ground patterns with awesome results. It was very good flight at totally relaxing mode, but also with some shaking up turbulence. New camera mount and view angle.