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Aerial Photography

How I Did It - My Airplane

Our Airplane - N177MB
Me with my Airplane - N177MB
N177MB is a 4 place single engine Cessna Cardinal with a 180hp Lycoming engine. It is fully equipped with an IFR approved GPS navigational system. I also used an iPad Mini in the plane running a program called ForeFlight which among other capabilities shows live weather and tracks the plane's path in real time. I could also see other airplane traffic in most of the areas in which I flew, which is a great safety feature. My range was 5 hours between fuel stops at 135 mph. I flew my plane over 7000 hours on photo assignments all over the country.

Camera Setup
      All of my aerial photos were taken either from the specially constructed opening side window for obliques or through the camera port I had installed in its floor for verticals as shown here.
N177MB in flight
Here is how it looked in the air on a photo mission.

Here are some of the Famous Places where I have taken aerial photos

the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty
The Soo Locks, Sault St. Marie
Soo Locks
Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Mt Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore
Boldt Castle in the Saint Lawrence River
Boldt Castle
the Pentagon
flying by Chicago
Chicago Skyline
Mt. Raneir
Mt. Ranier
Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
Renaissance Center
the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge