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Full Version! 2017 Texas Antique Airplane Fly-in, Gainesville, Texas - FunPlacesToFly.com
We flew a completely restored 1956 Cessna 172, named "My Metal Mistress" to the 2017 Texas Antique Fly-in in Gainesville, TX. A huge variety of Antique Airplanes on display. One of the best fly-ins around.
2017 Texas Antique Fly-in, Gainesville, TX - Teaser Trailer - FunPlacesToFly.com
What a wide selection of Aircraft! This is Part 1 of the 2017 Texas Antique Flyin in Gainesville, TX. Stay tuned for Part 2, the long version, which includes a huge variety of Antique Airplanes. Video shot with a Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder, GoPro Hero5 and GoPro Session 5.
For the Love of Airshows and Flying - FunPlacesToFly.com
Some of our favorite clips from the past, expressing the Joy of Aviation and the Experience of Flight.
My Metal Mistress - A look inside - 1956 Cessna 172 - FunPlacesToFly.com
Another look at the Metal Mistress. The interior was completely redone in this 1956 Cessna 172 and is really nice. Have a look!
My Metal Mistress - A Totally Restored 1956 Cessna 172 - FunPlacesToFly.com
Mike Laney invited us to go on an early morning flight in his wonderful, totally restored, 1956 Cessna 172. What a treat!
Flights of our Fathers Airshow and Fly-in. Terrell, Texas - FunPlacesToFly.com
This annual event draws thousands of aviation enthusiasts, local and regional residents to enjoy a full day of events and attractions. Warbirds!
AOPA Fly-in, Norman Oklahoma - Part 2 - FunPlacesToFly.com
Part 2 of our visit to the AOPA Fly-in in Norman, Oklahoma. Thanks goes to AOPA for putting on such a great event! Video shot with a Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder and GoPro Hero5.
AOPA Norman Oklahoma Fly-in - Turboprop STOL in the Grass! - FunPlacesToFly.com
Incredible takeoffs and landings in the Grass! These guys are good! Video shot in Norman, Oklahoma at the AOPA's Fly-in.
AOPA Fly-in, Norman Oklahoma - FunPlacesToFly.com
What a great Fly-in! A large crowd and tons of cool aircraft to drool over. A good time was had by all!
Warbirds on Parade! DFW Wing - Commemorative Air Force - FunPlacesToFly.com
Warbirds! Including a North American B-25 and a Vought F4U Corsair. Also a Massive Car Show and much more! The DFW Wing, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force, operates from Lancaster Airport in Lancaster, Texas.
Late Evening Aviation Bliss - NFlightCam Strut Mount - GoPro Hero 5 - FunPlacesToFly.com
http://FunPlacesToFly.com What a beautiful evening for flying! We mounted our new http://NFlightCam.com Strut Mount with a GoPro Hero 5 and took to the skies.
GoPro Hero 5 - NEW NFlightCam Aircraft Strut Mount - FunPlacesToFly.com
We did a review of the new Strut Clamp Camera Mount from NFlightCam. This camera mount allows the placement of a GoPro, Garmin, or any action camera with a 3-finger (GoPro-style) mount, or 1/4"x20 threaded socket, to almost any aircraft strut, from a J3 Cub, all the way up to a Cessna Caravan.
RV Formation Flight by the Falcon Flight Formation Team - FunPlacesToFly.com
Check out this great display of precision formation flight by the Falcon Flight Formation Team, flying their RV Aircraft from Van's Aircraft. Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FalconFlightTx
Van's Aircraft - RV-7A Aerobatics Training - GoPro Hero 5 Video - FunPlacesToFly.com
Go up with Gene as he goes through some aerobatic maneuvers in an effort to get proficient at this exciting type of flying.
The Best Little Airshow in Texas! - FunPlacesToFly.com
The Corsicana Air Show is considered 'Best Little Airshow in Texas,' when the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts a fun-filled day featuring vintage air planes from the World War II era. The Coyote Squadron, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force, operates from C. David Campbell Field, Corsicana's Municipal airport, which itself began as a pilot training center during World War II. Visit their website: http://www.coyotesquadron.org/
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