I got to fly in a Cessna today. The plane was built in 1961. It is older than me. We flew from Concord to Petaluma. On the way to Petaluma I sat in the back. On the way back from Petaluma I sat in the right seat. I did get the chance to take the controls and fly it for a few seconds. And I learned a lot. It was nice being at around 2500 feet up too, reinvigorates the hunt for other perspectives.
We flew from Buchanan air field in Concord to a small airport in Petaluma, CA via over the Bay and along part of the coast. Most of the coast is blanketed in fog.
December 28, 2014
Went flying today. I had people watching me this time. And of course I had to educate them all. A bit of wind today. A lot of down drafts. I’d go higher and the wind would knock it down a few feet. One of the pics is an aerial shot of North Lake in Golden Gate Park. One pic is of a gold course. And the other pic is the shot of the Beach Chalet Soccer field.
Had a quandary today. I wanted to go up in other areas, but the birds get curious. So I decided to not fly around the Hummingbird’s and the Ravens.
November 24, 2014
Something that occurs when I take my quadcopter out to the park. I get lots of looky-lou’s. But I educate and teach each and every person who strikes up a conversation about it, in hopes of getting kids hooked on the technology. I feel children now will be using them more often in the future. Plus it seems the people who do strike up conversations about the drones are people who go to the Makers Faire’s. Each and every time, the people who asked about the quadcopter, mentioned they attend the annual Makers Faire in San Mateo.
November 17, 2014
Check out the video’s here >>>>>Getting Wildlife used to Technology<<<<<
Took quadcopter up higher in Golden Gate Park. >>>>>>Aerial Flight Golden Gate Park<<<<<
I only own the Phantom 1 quad by DJI. It is not as advanced or stable as the other more expensive quads, but it does okay. It is subject to the weather though. I constantly have to monitor the winds.