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Flight VLOG - Flying Single Pilot IFR - steveo1kinevo
Join Steve on this flight from Fernandina Beach, FL to Miami, FL. He demonstrates a typical flight of how he does things.
Synthetic Vision for the iPad from ForeFlight - ForeFlight
Take your hazard awareness needs to the next level. ForeFlight's Synthetic Vision has a three dimensional representation of terrain and obstacle hazards, airport markers, runways, and water features.
Massive Storm Time Lapse Video - Collin County, Texas - YouTube.com - FunPlacesToFly.com
This line of clouds came out of nowhere, surrounded by clear blue sky. I set out my GoPro Hero3+ and caught all the action. It was quite a sight. You don't want to fly through this puppy!
Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour - GoPro Hero3+ - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
The B-17, B-24, and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. The Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field in Dallas, TX hosted the event.
http://www.collingsfoundation.org/
http://www.flightmuseum.com/
GoPro Hero 3+ Homemade Weighted Pole Stabilizer DIY - YouTube.com - FunPlacesToFly.com
This is a "How to" video showing the parts and steps needed in making a stabilized PVC pole with weights in the bottom, allowing smoother videoing using the GoPro Hero3+. This video also contains shots of an unfinished RV-9A fuselage, Jimmy Dolittle's Stinson Reliant and Bob Roger's Mustang II. Thanks for watching!
Fun in Aviation! The Beacon Cafe, Hicks Field, Fort Worth, TX - YouTube.com - Fun Places to Fly
We flew into Hicks Airfield in Fort Worth, Texas, and had a great Hamburger at the Beacon Cafe and Country Store. It was the best 100 dollar hamburger we've ever had (and it didn't cost a 100 dollars!). Highly recommended.
Aviation - Shooting Touch and Gos - GoPro Hero3+ - YouTube - SmittysRV
I'm taking time off from working on my RV-9A from Van's Aircraft to practice some touch and go's. It's a beautiful afternoon for flying!
GoPro - Cedar Mills Marina & Resort, Gordonville, TX - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
We flew into the Cedar Mills Airport (3T0, 3,tee, zero), located on Lake Texoma which has a (nice) 3000' east/west grass runway. We had a great lunch at the Pelican's Landing Waterfront Restaurant, which is about a 10 minute walk overlooking the harbor. Great food! We love the new GoPro Black+!
EAA Chapter 1246 Young Eagles - YouTube.com - EAA1246
73 Young Eagles, 9 Airplanes and a lot of fun! Visit http://EAA1246.org for more information. Visit http://www.youngeagles.org/ to learn more about Young Eagles.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum - Warbirds Over Addison - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
Cavanaugh Warbirds Over Addison, Addison, Texas - May 2013. A fantastic collection of fighters, bombers from World War I until present day. A must see.
Cedar Mills Marina & Resort, Gordonville, Texas - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
We flew into the Cedar Mills Airport (3T0, 3,tee, zero), located on Lake Texoma which has a (nice) 3000' east/west grass runway. We had a great lunch at the Pelican's Landing Waterfront Restaurant, which is about a 10 minute walk overlooking the harbor. Great food!
Zenith CH 750 - Talk and Walk Around - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
At our last EAA Chapter 1st Saturday Coffee and Donut get together, we were thrilled to be visited by this beautiful Zenith Light Sport Utility aircraft. For more information about this aircraft, please visit:
http://www.zenithair.com/stolch750/
Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison, Texas - YouTube.com - FunPlacesToFly
We took a great tour of this wonderful museum. It's great way to spend the day and walk through history. 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001. Addison Airport (ADS). Phone: 972-380-8800. Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 11am-5:00pm. http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/
EAA Chapter 1246 - First Saturday Coffee & Donuts - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
EAA Chapter 1246 has Free Coffee and Dounts every first Saturday of every month at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney, TX http://www.eaa1246.org/coffeeanddonuts.asp
EAA Chapter 1246 Annual Fish Fry - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
Good friends, good food and Airplanes! Ya' just can't beat it!
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