Yes, We Know it is a Bit Long – It’s a Test! The first video test of the GoPro camera in flight went well. This test demonstrated that using a 5 inch tall, suction cup mount will show vibration in the video footage. The GoPro HD Hero 2 was set to “wide” mode, and we believe that this is probably not the best mode for...
Mounting a Camera to an Airplane
Ken and Michael mount a camera to an airplane.
It’s been awhile since I have updated this post. My wife and I went on a beautiful vacation to Ireland to see her family. Things were not at a standstill while I was gone. Currently Estelle (Wingster 195) is in pre purchase / annual inspection at Butterfly Aviation in Goodland KS. I found Butterfly Aviation through the 195 Club and I am very happy...
Pilot Michael completing 48 rotation spin in a Pitts.
Offer Accepted. Now that I got that out of the way, I’ll tell you how it all went down. I have been using the major airplane listing agencies to track the 195’s that are on the market. After doing my research, the pool of possible candidates was quickly narrowed to 5, now this is roughly half of what is on the market, so I didn’t...
Purchasing an airplane can be really stressful and incredibly rewarding at the same time. When you narrow down the model of airplane you are looking for, you are going to meet people with similar interests. This is not something I thought of before, but it seems to be that every airplane I look at, I like the owner. I am meeting people that share my...
Today my friend (Radial Engine Guru) and I took a trip to Salinas, CA to fly a candidate airplane for Wingster. It is a 1952 Cessna 195 with 5200 Total time and 300 Hours Since Major Overhaul on the engine. We met the owner at 9am and were quickly introduced to his beautiful airplane. After a couple hours talking about the airplane and making a...
Another amazing day shopping for the Wingster airplane. Today I was able to schedule a viewing of 3 great airplanes, the Howard DGA-15P, Beech Model 17 Staggerwing and Cessna 195. What great airplanes. I was very fortunate and was able to see all three airplanes at the Santa Monica Airport. Two of the airplanes, the Howard and Beech were at the Santa Monica Museum Of...
So today I woke to a phone call at 6am. “Hello, Michael? My name is Kent calling from Gone Flying Aviation”. This is how it goes, I decided to inquire about a couple of Cessna 195’s and they happen to be on the east coast. Brokers never take into consideration that you put “Los Angeles” as your location in your online request, they want to...
We are using the basic search tools that most everyone uses when they search for an airplane. www.controller.com www.aso.com www.trade-a-plane.com www.barnstormers.com www.aopa.com (used for valuation of airplanes if you’re a member) The more we look at the Cessna 185 and 195, the more we are leaning towards the 195. It is just such a cool looking airplane. We simply can’t get over the cowling that surrounds...
This is about finding the Wingster airplane.