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Sometimes its just work.....

I don't know what it is about Summer, but I get most of my requests for aerial photography during the late Summer months -- That's when our weather in the South is absolutely the worst. Hot, hot, hot and 98% humidity, mixed with frequent thunderstorms. So yes, sometimes aerial photography is just work.

 

But I'm usually able to make it turn into a little fun. Take today, I needed a pilot, so I called my friend, Gayden. "Come fly with me", and since I'm also a flight instructor, "I'll start working on your bi-annual flight review."

 

We originally planned to fly at 10:00 AM. (Uh Oh - thunderstorms - lets wait for them to pass and try again around 3:00 PM.) Next thing I know, it's clear at 2:00 pm -- Lets rush to the airport! When we get there, a thunderstorm is overhead. (Have a cup of coffee, and wait it out....)

 

When that storm passes, there is a clear path for flight for about 30 minutes. Just enough time to get out there and shoot some photos, and return before a new storm hits overhead. When we land, the other storm is so close we can feel the outside air cooling down rapidly.

I don't know what it is about Summer, but I get most of my requests for aerial photography during the late Summer months -- That's when our weather in the South is absolutely the worst. Hot, hot, hot and 98% humidity, mixed with frequent thunderstorms. So yes, sometimes aerial photography is just work.

But I'm usually able to make it turn into a little fun. Take today, I needed a pilot, so I called my friend, Gayden. "Come fly with me", and since I'm also a flight instructor, "I'll start working on your bi-annual flight review."

We originally planned to fly at 10:00 AM. (Uh Oh - thunderstorms - lets wait for them to pass and try again around 3:00 PM.) Next thing I know, it's clear at 2:00 pm -- Lets rush to the airport! When we get there, a thunderstorm is overhead. (Have a cup of coffee, and wait it out....)

When that storm passes, there is a clear path for flight for about 30 minutes. Just enough time to get out there and shoot some photos, and return before a new storm hits overhead. When we land, the other storm is so close we can feel the outside air cooling down rapidly.

You have to do this because you LOVE it! (You'd be crazy otherwise!)

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