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on Feb 4, 2011 in Aviation

Fly the Friendly Skies!

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Have you ever used in flight WiFi? if you have, it’s because of this plane! Inside this Albatross is the most amazing array of flying computer, internet, radar, wifi, cable stuff, a gear hear would think they’d died and gone to heaven. This is the first time, ever, I’ve sat down in a seat in a plane and a notebook lapboard comes standard! And silly us, we only brought cameras for the ride.

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We’re racking up the miles knocking out the projects and this was our little reward for this week. Jake & I headed down to Boulder City with an invite from our dear friend Dennis for a really cool meetup of multi engine float planes pilots getting their annual check rides and paperwork. There were pilots from Guam, AK, MI, WI, TX, FL just to mention a few. And this morning, the star was this gorgeous Albatross B. One pilot, a great guy, Peter, has been flying since ’57 and flew the Connie for TWA! Like usual, it was the people and not the planes that were the stars.

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After a pilot’s breakfast, Jake & I were on the field early to shoot some statics. After awhile it was time to hope aboard, goggle over the computer network on board and get a thorough walk through of the system and how it’s installed on 37 & 67, it was time for taxi and a 90min flight on Lake Mead. I’ve not processed all the stills or edited the 16GB of vid yet and the night is getting catching up to me. So, I’ll have to get it finished and up over the weekend since we’ll be spending the next couple of weeks in Yellowstone and I wanna be caught up before them.

Photos captured by D3x, 16Fish on Lexar UDMA digital film