Powered Parachute Flight to Lake Santee, Indiana – 9-23-2017

On Saturday morning, September 23, 2017 I took a very long morning flight from Shelbyville Municipal Airport to Lake Santee, Indiana and back. The Flight time was 2:15 and covered a total of 72 miles (see map below). I have friend who owns a house on the lake and happened to have his DJI Phantom […]

Pleasant View, London, Boggstown Indiana Aerial Photos – 9-25-17

I took a nice evening photo flight on September 25, 2017 with the mission to photograph a few more small Shelby County, Indiana communities. Since I had previously lived in Pleasant View back in the mid 1990’s, I figured that was a good place to start since I hadn’t taken any photos from that area […]

Powered Parachute Flight to Flat Rock, IN 9-20-17

For my second mission of photographing the towns of Shelby County, Indiana I took a nice evening flight to Flat Rock based on a request from Margo Brewer on the “You might be from Shelbyville,In……..If” Facebook group. The flight started off a bit bumpy on the way down, but was very nice on the way […]

Shelby County, Indiana PPC Flight 9-15-17

This was my first serious photo flight with a mission to shoot the towns of Shelby County, Indiana. This flight took me to Blue Ridge, St. Paul, Waldron and Shelbyville, Indiana. My first target was Blue Ridge, followed by St. Paul, Waldron and then parts of Shelbyville. I took along my trusty Canon 1D Mk […]

MQJ – Home Photo Flight 6-27-17

Back in June I took my DSLR (Canon 1D Mk IV and 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS) with me on a photo flight from Indianapolis Regional Airport (KMQJ) to my home just south of Fairland, Indiana. Here is the ground track and photos from that flight. The video will be posted sometime in the near future. […]

Eastern Shelby/Western Rush County Indiana Flight – 8-26-17

For this flight I decided to head up over my in-law’s house up near Morristown, Indiana. After that I went ahead and did a big eastern loop flying over Gwynneville, Arlington, Homer, Manila, Rays Crossing and Shelbyville, Indiana. I did have a bit of audio difficulties during this flight. There is an issue with the […]

Checking Out My New Home – 7-26-17

So of course the day after relocating my powered parachute to Shelbyville, Indiana I had to take a long flight and check out my new area. It’s always great to explore new territory…especially from the air! This was a nice long 1.75 hour flight where I just flew wherever I felt like going, including a […]

New Pilot, New Home

Ok, I’m grounded for a few days while I await the arrival of a new wheel for my powered parachute, so I’m trying to catch up on posting all of the flights I have been taking for the past couple of months. On August 9, 2017 I passed my check ride in Kankakee, IL (KIKK […]

Back in the Cockpit and First Test Flight of New Parachute 5-20-17

Finally! After a 15-month hiatus I am back in the air again and hoping to finally get my sport pilot license for Powered Parachute all wrapped up. I started training way back in July of 2015 and never quite did get to taking my sport pilot check ride due to a whole lot of life […]

Powered Parachute Flight 11-24-15

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 was a somewhat rare, sunny and nice November day in Indiana so I took advantage and made a two-hour flight in my powered parachute with the goal of taking lots of pictures of the Greenfield and New Palestine areas in Indiana. I’d like to give a special thanks to C. Mark […]