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Offline rfeenstra

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West Michigan Flying
« on: July 02, 2016, 11:38:22 AM »
My Double Eagle, 901RF, has been flying for some time now.  I thought I would try to post a video of some of the scenery in West Michgan.

I apologize for the  quality of the video.  It was taken with a Nikon SLR in video mode, hand held out in the slip stream with one hand, while flying with the other.  Needless to say, there was considerable shaking and movement.  The video was stabilized twice.  Once in Movie Maker, and then again in YouTube.  That made it watchable, but also caused a lot of jitter.  The camera also had a terrible time focusing.  Next time I'll turn it off and rely on a good depth of field.  Or, better yet, I'll invest in a GoPro with a good mount.  I would like to point the camera, however.  I think I'll need to design a stabilized platform with a joy stick to point the camera where I want it, with a monitor in the cockpit.   Sounds like an interesting project!

I don't remember how to embed a video so here is the link to YouTube:


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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 01:21:08 PM »
Thanks for the tour!  Great flick...:grin:

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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 02:19:30 PM »
Rob:
Thanks for the memories... Had a small farm outside Coopersville & hangered my TCraft BC12D at the Grand Haven airport in the late 60's thru 73... VID is great - with the organ background maybe "The Whip" with Lonnie Smith on the next one...
Steve

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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 03:27:25 PM »
Thanks!  Been to GH airport many times.  My wife is from C'ville.  Lived in town.  Did you know any of the Key's?  How about Rosell or Grossenbacher?

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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 04:43:30 PM »
Rob:
I lived a couple miles from the Freeway/Coopersville exit north on 80th avenue - Randy Lowing was the near neighbor... My wife passed away in 2013 and with that a lot of the community relationships of 40 years ago are vague... WE came to San Diego in 73... I worked for IBM & then Rosepatch (a cloth label company that went with outsourcing) before we joined my brother here...

Thanks for your contributions to the Forum!...
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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, 07:34:20 PM »
I flew over there this evening.  That name rings a bell as well.

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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2016, 11:31:50 PM »
I grew up in Grand Rapids south end (Wyoming).  Came to Thousand Oaks, CA 1975.  My uncle was City Manager of Coopersville in the 1970's and 80's (Robert Gillette).

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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2016, 07:28:44 AM »
Good video, Rob.  Has the feel of a Chamber of Commerce documentary.
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Re: West Michigan Flying
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2016, 10:55:05 AM »
Charles - I remember the Gillettes.  I had my office in Wyoming for many years.

Tom - you are right!  Just braggin on my home territory.