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Old October 9th 06, 12:50 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bob Noel
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Default My new flying rule - bring camera

yep - I've been kind of dumb these past few fall flights. Today
was yet another absolutely perfect flying day (today's flight is
the reason I own an airplane). I'm still kicking myself for
not having my camera.

There were some really beautiful high clouds that I
just can't describe. And the full moon rising over
the Atlantic was a sight!

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Old October 9th 06, 01:25 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Gene Seibel
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We have a camera bag that holds both our handheld GPS and our camera.
We're never without both.
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Because we fly, we envy no one.


Bob Noel wrote:
yep - I've been kind of dumb these past few fall flights. Today
was yet another absolutely perfect flying day (today's flight is
the reason I own an airplane). I'm still kicking myself for
not having my camera.

There were some really beautiful high clouds that I
just can't describe. And the full moon rising over
the Atlantic was a sight!

--
Bob Noel
Looking for a sig the
lawyers will hate


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Old October 9th 06, 01:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Emily
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Default My new flying rule - bring camera

Bob Noel wrote:
yep - I've been kind of dumb these past few fall flights. Today
was yet another absolutely perfect flying day (today's flight is
the reason I own an airplane). I'm still kicking myself for
not having my camera.


My camera is with me in the plane 90% of the time...I'm kick myself over
some of the few times that it wasn't.
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Old October 9th 06, 01:59 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
cjcampbell
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Bob Noel wrote:
yep - I've been kind of dumb these past few fall flights. Today
was yet another absolutely perfect flying day (today's flight is
the reason I own an airplane). I'm still kicking myself for
not having my camera.

There were some really beautiful high clouds that I
just can't describe. And the full moon rising over
the Atlantic was a sight!


Absolutely. Never forget the camera.

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Old October 9th 06, 02:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Peter Duniho
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"Bob Noel" wrote in message
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yep - I've been kind of dumb these past few fall flights. Today
was yet another absolutely perfect flying day (today's flight is
the reason I own an airplane). I'm still kicking myself for
not having my camera.


Yup...that's a good rule. I follow it is often as I can. Bringing a
camera, that is.

I was in fact surprised that the recent article in AOPA Pilot about taking
friends on sightseeing flights assumed that the friends will bring cameras,
rather than pointing out that passengers often forget a camera.

I've found digital cameras in particular to be a wonderful solution to this
problem. It was always possible, of course, for a pilot to bring their own
camera to allow the passengers to use if they didn't have one of their own.
But a digital camera not only doesn't involve any additional cost in film or
processing, but the photos can be easily given to the passenger the same day
as the flight, if not immediately after.

Pete


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Old October 9th 06, 02:15 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Kyle Boatright
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"Bob Noel" wrote in message
...
yep - I've been kind of dumb these past few fall flights. Today
was yet another absolutely perfect flying day (today's flight is
the reason I own an airplane). I'm still kicking myself for
not having my camera.

There were some really beautiful high clouds that I
just can't describe. And the full moon rising over
the Atlantic was a sight!

--
Bob Noel
Looking for a sig the
lawyers will hate


I almost always take mine. Yesterday, I landed at a local field where the
Civil Air Patrol was flying gliders. I made several good still shots, PLUS
my new camera can make VGA quality videos, so I've got a couple of neat
videos of gliders launching and landing.

KB


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Old October 9th 06, 03:37 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jim Macklin
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Default My new flying rule - bring camera

The day I got my checkout in the Beech King Air 200, the
NASA 747 was in Wichita, with the shuttle piggy-back, on the
way to Paris for the airshow.
We did our airwork over McConnell AFB above 10,000 feet and
joined up with the 747 and flew a few miles away for a
period of time. After a minute or two, we turned to each
other and said, "Damn, left my camera at home."



"Bob Noel" wrote in
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| yep - I've been kind of dumb these past few fall flights.
Today
| was yet another absolutely perfect flying day (today's
flight is
| the reason I own an airplane). I'm still kicking myself
for
| not having my camera.
|
| There were some really beautiful high clouds that I
| just can't describe. And the full moon rising over
| the Atlantic was a sight!
|
| --
| Bob Noel
| Looking for a sig the
| lawyers will hate
|


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Old October 9th 06, 09:07 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Mxsmanic
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Default My new flying rule - bring camera

Peter Duniho writes:

It was always possible, of course, for a pilot to bring their own
camera to allow the passengers to use if they didn't have one of their own.
But a digital camera not only doesn't involve any additional cost in film or
processing, but the photos can be easily given to the passenger the same day
as the flight, if not immediately after.


How? By handing them the memory cards?

With film, you can just hand them the roll of film for them to develop
and print. Also, with film, there's no question of you keeping a copy
for yourself, which may be good or bad, depending on what your
passengers prefer.

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Old October 9th 06, 02:19 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Judah
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Default My new flying rule - bring camera

"new_CFI" wrote in
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I didn't have my camera the day I saw the 747 converted to water tanker
do a test drop...a waterfall from one end of the runway to the
other....it was awesome...all I have now is a memory of what it looked
like..can't show people a memory.


Now THERE's an idea!

Someone needs to invent a device that you can plug into your ear or nose and
it downloads your memory onto a stick that can be plugged into a hard drive
or printer for making 4x5's for $0.13!

What is the resolution of the human eye, anyway?
 




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