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Date registered: Nov 2007
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OK, so here it is.... and its been burning to come out of me for the last 2 months.
My friend Ian is a small aircraft pilot & flight trainer. He works for a company that does tours, training, and most importantly, aerial photography. He has access to a Cessna 172 with all of the necessary equipment to take pictures of our convoy using the wingtip mounted cameras. Furthermore, he has agreed to take a friend of mine up who will be able to use my heavy hardware (Canon XTI) plus the necessary long lenses to get more pics from the air. He says that he will be able to drop to 500 feet to capture the best images for us. The route that I have chosen will take us over bridges, through forests, beside lakes and rivers, cottages, resorts, the list goes on. Its a great path and I have already driven half of it this past week.
He says that the cost to do this will be $180 for an hour, perhaps a bit longer if we're almost wrapped up on our route. He will take off and land at Peterborough airport and won't lift off until I call him to say that we're ready to go. The plane can cruise at slow speeds so picture oppourtunities will be abundant. There's also the chance that they can use a video camera mounted to one wing so that we might have video footage of our cruise through the wilderness.
By my count, there are around 15 members who have voted on my poll, 10 of them having voted on the 19th. If all 10 of you guys pitch in with me, we're paying less than 20 bucks per person for the chance to have our meet videographed/photographed from the air. This is the kind of oppourtunity that I don't know that I will be able to replicate so if people have interest, lets get this one going.
By the way, its March 31st and the Rev meet is now officially on Saturday, June 19th!!!!