Aerial Photo Shoot: Cessna 182P (Skylane)

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  1. Sinistar

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    Well its green. It flies. Its ours.

    This was our last photo shoot of the year. I won't show many belly shots because it was just before I had scrubbed all the oil off :( My friend Dmitry did another great job. These were shot from the back seat of a Cherokee 180. This was our toughest photo shoot because we had one occasion where they ended up right in the sun (to me) and I immediately broke it off. You see it in movies but the actual experience is like 100x more intense. Thankfully we had a well briefed strategy and about 5 minutes later were back at it...and another direction!

    Another "first experience" was seeing head on traffic the ADSB about 5 miles out and 200ft below. We paused (leveled wings) and climbed up and bit. He passed right under us. I bet he was a bit surprised when a single ADSB target turned into 2 planes.

    First shot of the run. We started at about 2000agl but it was still bumpy for the camera so climbed up more and all shots are around 3000agl.
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    Closest point of approach and a very light break right..dirty belly and 20yr old unpainted battery box repair spot can be seen. We are about 2 full wingspans apart in this photo.
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    This is about the most inward angle we try to keep it safe.
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    I challenged Dmitry to wind mills and lakes...
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    The other side. Flying back home and away from the sun.
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    Really liked the clouds reflected on the lake (unplanned)
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  2. Ryanb

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    These are beautiful! The airplane isn’t too bad either ;)
     
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  3. Sinistar

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    Thanks!
     
  4. woodchucker

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    Great pics! I’ve never tried this so I imagine there are significant challenges.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Very nice
     
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  6. Barry

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    Very nice!! Love those shots, and love a good skylane
     
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    Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice pics .
     
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