Sunday, August 28, 2016

Returning To Base

Gliding Home

Nuclear John was following me back to base after my silencer came loose at one end and quickly ate my prop tips like there were candy canes.  Sunuva!  We were conversing on Sena intercoms, so when the initial event happened - thankfully, he was able to quickly tell me what was happening before I bailed out.  No, I wasn't actually going to bail out, but my behind did eat my seat rather quickly. 
Van Sant, We Have A Problem

Crowded Airspace

Touch Down Dead Stick

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Had a real fun flight in Germansville.
Low Approach by the LZ #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
 This is just a really short post to see if the 360 degree camera works with the website.  I'll have a few videos later from earlier flights (need to catch up).

Peace!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring Wing 2016 PPG/PPC Fly-In Camp-In May 18-22, 2016

Spring Wing 2016!  May 18-22, 2016

Ya'll get ready for an amazing week of shore flying and airborne site seeing.  Historic Campbell Field Airport sits on the Eastern shore just 2 miles from the Ocean and 2 miles from the Bay.   So many awesome sites await you.

Bring your camper, RV, bus, tent, lawn chair, or perhaps even book a room in the nearby towns.  This event has continued to grow every year and gets better and better.  The week will be full of cookouts, campfires, there-I-was story-telling, a couple of beverages, bean-bag drops, spot landings, and time spent with a bunch of amazing people.  Typically, everyone contributes to the meals but you can certainly do your own if you'd prefer.  It's up to you.

The fee for the fly in:   Zero
Ratings required:  Zero

Note***  There is an airport 10 miles North but historically, they have NOT allowed us to buy fuel.  There is/was ethonol free fuel at a gas station 1/2 mile away from Campbell Field.

Just come and have a wonderful time.

Shane

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Had a great flight and dinner party after flying yesterday at historic Van Sant Airport in Upper Bucks County.  We have a thin overcast, but enough to limit thermal activity and allow smooth(er) early flights.  What a great time.   I also got to try out my Ricoh Theta S 360 degree video camera.  Below, I have embedded a video, hopefully it works  :-)

I'm not sure I had enough light (brightness) to do the video justice, but I'm learning.  :-)





Drop me a line and let me know if you had success in panning around the video.

Thanks,

Shane

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Snow Mobile Noob (360 Video)

Keri, Rob, and I headed out snowmobiling today and it was my first time.  Yep,  a noob.  I managed to stay on the thing 98% of the time, but you can bet I did fall off.  Twice.  The first time, pictured left, was out of self-preservation (I  thought).  I was climbing a cliff and I thought the thing was going to fall back on top of me so I let go and rolled off to the right - with the grace of a moose doing ballet.  I was surprised at how fast these things go. I got mine (actually Amanda's; she let me borrow it without knowing in advance) up to about 65 mph, while Keri and Rob went at least 90.  Every time I started flooring the throttle, I'd hit a bump and spend the next quarter of a mile trying to get my balance back and back on course.  What a blast I had.  Can't wait for the next opportunity.  I've already told Beth that we're getting one, a two-seater.  She's nervous.


Enjoy the vid!  It's a 360 degree video, so you should be able to rotate the screen around for 360 views.  Give it a try!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Germansville Groove

Rob and I went flying up at his place this evening.  What a great flight we had.  The ride was as smooth as I ever remember it being and we shared the sky with Chinook helicopters, ultralights, powered-parachutes, and of course each others PPGs.  We had a ball!

We plan on flying again next Wednesday and hopefully this next flight will be as memorable.

Hope you enjoy the video!



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Soar The Shore 2015

 We had an amazing time at Campbell Field for Soar the Shore 2015.  The weather gave us plenty of flying opportunities, along with time to site see, shop, eat, and tell tall tales.  It's always a great time at Campbell Field.  Stop by our Facebook Site (Airborne Distress) and join up (FREE) to get info on our next fly-in / camp-in.  Spring Wing 2016 will occur in May of next year.  Details to follow.   

Scroll down to watch the video from this week.  Hope you enjoy it and see you soon.




Sunday, August 30, 2015

Kentmorr Airpark - Crab Cake HQ

Beth & I flew down to Kentmorr Airpark for lunch today.  Kentmorr is located just South of Bay Bridge Airport and across the bay from Annapolis.  Their is a marina (I call it a Yacht Club cuz it sounds mo better) and restaurant a quarter mile down from the runway that truly serves some of the best crab cakes we've ever eaten.  I do suggest going there.  You can drive there too although it appears to be an island as there is a bridge that leads to it.  Here is the menu: http://www.kentmorr.com/menu/.  

Hope you enjoy the video; it has a new perspective this flight.  Plus, I lost a dollar on a bet.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cherry Ridge Breakfast Buffet

Beth and I flew up to Cherry Ridge (N30) for their famous breakfast buffet. Very Delicious Indeed! We had a great flight, both VFR and an enroute IFR pickup to get through the weather. Super smooth ride both ways and awesome sites!
Cherry Ridge offers a very scenic view from inside their country restaurant, along with opportunities for helicopter rides and biplanes rides.  Its a really nice country airport.  Don't fly up there in the winter though without checking first; I overflew it last year and it was 12 inches under snow!  Yikes



Sunday, August 16, 2015

Blairstown For Breakfast

Beth and I flew to Blairstown for Breakfast on Sunday Morning.  The cafe there is DELISH!  I was also using an NFlight GoPro Prop Filter and audio patch cable.  Worked Great!

Blairstown is a little sport airport with lots of Glider activity!  LOTS OF GLIDER activity.  If you watch to have an enjoyable time, fly in for breakfast or lunch to watch them.  Listen close on the radio as there will be gliders everywhere as quickly as the thermals start.    The food here, as I said, is outstanding!


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