The Enterprise started 2009 in Phoenix, AZ. An planned trip there for
flying and filming was stymied by high loads on the airline making it
impossible to ride standby. So the plan is now to attend The
Salton Sea Paratoys event followed by Dune flying in Southern California
and back to Phoenix for the Flying Circus. Then to San Diego, LA,
Sacramento and, for the first time, Washington state. Haven't ever been
there for PPG—after all, when it's nice there, it's nice at home in
Chicago. Time to broaden my horizons.
The scripts to all 4 Master
PPG videos are done and editing/animating is underway as of Jan 3, 2009.
Reading, improving, planning the video that will be scene along with how
graphics will be incorporated. It's fun but it's an enormous
undertaking. It's easy to spend several hours on an animation that will
appear for 12 seconds. But that animation will make the covered concept
easily understandable in 12 seconds, too.
this year started out on turbined wings. If you gotta work, the Boeing
isn't a bad office. My first trip of 2009 takes me out to Portland, OR.
Two nights there and one more night in San Diego. I'm hoping to get some
footage from the
Portland area flyers showing some details on flying the low hook-in
swing arm type paramotors. And just hanging out with these guys is fun.
If the weather cooperates I'll get some flying footage showing close
up details to support a part of the Master PPG launching video. Have
camera will travel. Then its on to San Diego but, unfortunately, my
overnights are too early to get any useful footage there. An Enterprise
trip there in March, however, will provide plenty of opportunity.
Looking forward to warm flight with the Local IL boys of IPPGA.org
and much other flying.
Here's to a great 2009!