Block Island Fly-In -- Nov 2015

Nice group from Beechtalk, Cherokee Chat, COPA and Vans come out for breakfast on Sunday at Block Island. We took some low pass and departure photos, until the airport manager said it was too close to the runway. 

Montauk next, for a better vantage point on approach landing photos.

Enjoy the pics below and a sample of a Bonanza, cut-out in Photoshop, and placed onto another air to air photo from California this month. Looks pretty realistic!


Portland, Maine - October 2015

Nice Fall flying in Maine right now!

We flew up to Portland and did some great flying over the islands, hiking with the dogs in Freeport, and getting into the local culture in town. Amazing food scene to sample and local artists to check out.

Enjoy some photos in the gallery below, and video soon!

 

New York, Hudson Valley - October 2015

Fall flying in New England is spectacular.

Over the weekend, we flew from Rhode Island to Montauk, NY - then a grass strip in the Hamptons on Shelter Island --- to the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York. The colors are just about peaking and we got some great photos and videos crossing the mountains there.

Pics below and video coming shortly.

(Pics/Video) Sun n Fun 2015 - Lakeland, FL

This year marks our first flying down for Sun n Fun (April 21-26, 2015) and we had a great trip. The arrival procedure, landing and activity during the show is truly a fantastic experience! I recommend any 1st timers to make the trek, fly-in, and visit the show.

The airshow runs daily 2-5pm from the various aerobatic teams, and demonstrate stand-out performances. Aeroshell, Breitling and the Thunderbirds amazed all that were able to witness their performances first hand.

Check below for a handful of images, animations and video grabs from this year's Sun n Fun performances.

Click the link here for our sister photo-site to see more images in a full resolution gallery.

http://pilotportraits.com/sun-n-fun-2015

(Pics) Aerial Pics of Piper Chieftain -- Florida

During Sun n Fun last week, we took some Aerial photos of a nice looking Piper Chieftain over Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades in Florida.

The afternoon thunderstorms which frequent the area, forced us to fly as early in the morning as possible and the weather was hazy with patchy clouds. The conditions actually lent to some great backdrops for the Chieftain to fly over.

Check the pics below, and if you'd like to get your plane photographed reach out to us with a quick message.


(Pics/Videos) Flying up the Exuma Cays

We made it back to USA, and no problem at all with the flight or customs. We cleared in Ft Lauderdale Executive because it stayed open later in the evening than Stuart (KFXE has a 9pm curfew, others in the area go till Midnight too). Ill post more flight details soon.

Our flight home was to fly up the Exuma Cays and take pictures/video, then climb to 10.5 and cross to Eleuthera, to see the Harbour Island beaches. 

We found this strip of amazing colors in the ocean that I will post more on the site here. Really incredible

(Pics/Videos) Island Hopping in the Exuma Cays

Flying to the Exuma Cays, has been one of the most exciting and rewarding trips yet, becoming a pilot. Hopping between islands with good weather and the freedom to explore something new each day, is really deep in the dna of the pilot spirit.

This trip has been incredible. The last few days we based ourselves on the big island of Exuma near Georgetown, which had great line service for 100LL, a nice fbo and our beach home. Each day we'd drive ourselves over to the airport, preflight, jump in the plane for a nice flight to a new island and small landing strip. We tried Little Farmer's Cay (2500'x75') and saw the landing strips for Rudder Cut Cay, Cove Cay, Staniel Cay, Norman's Cay, all the super private ones and it goes on and on.

We love this place and today we are off to Eleuthera for the pink beaches and then home to USA.

Some pics below of the landing at Little Farmer's, the swimming pigs at Staniel Cay, the nurse sharks at Compass Cay, diving for conch and then eating it ceviche style on the boat. We also saw the Rock Iguanas on Leaf Cay and swimming to the Thunderball Grotto. There's a lot more but.. I should really get off the computer now!

See more images here and full report later in the week!

Phillip

(Pics/Video) Made it to the Bahamas! Flight over Bimini below

We made it to Exuma, Bahamas! Incredible journey and the #1 reason to have your pilot's license.

It was our first time here, and the customs and ocean crossing were no problem. I will post more details later. Must get off the computer and enjoy this special place!

Ill post more pictures, videos and info on flying in the Bahamas soon. Some screen grabs over Bimini below and more pics on the site