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Sunday, April 20, 2008

NY Parte Dos

Last week we had a few days of bad weather (at least for aerial photography) so I was able to go out and explore more of New York.  I really wanted to check out the Gunks (Shawangunks), so we headed north and also decided to check out the Catskills (pictures from the Kaaterskill Falls area).  I didn't get any pictures of the Gunks because, one I wasn't climbing and two there were too many trees in the way.   Right on the edge of New Paltz, NY (Gunks) is an awesome brew pub, The Gilded Otter.  We ordered the garden sampler (4 oz samples of the 8 beers they were currently brewing), and they also serve awesome pizza.  The area was spectacular and I can't wait to return with some friends (belayers) and spend some time there.  Check out Shull Photo in the More Media section, this guy has some great photography!

Central Park 

Grand Central - Nothing Spectacular but check out image below

Glowing Grand Central with 4 sec. exposure

Planes waiting to depart at JFK Airport

Eastside of the Catskills Park

Kaaterskill Falls

Lower half of Kaaterskill Falls

Beginning of Kaaterskill Falls trail

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Aerial Views of the Big Apple

I've decided to make this blog a little more interactive, that is, I will need you "the viewer" to participate or interact.  Each Month I will post pictures that I would like everyone to vote on via a poll on the right side of my web page.  At the end of the year I will post all of each months winners in a "best of show" blog posting.  This month I've put together some unique prospectives of NYC.  The aerial views were taken from our AC 500 Twin Piston Aero Commander at 4500 ft.  I hope you enjoy them, and feel free to leave comments.

Downtown NYC

Ground Zero

Lady Liberty

Times Square M&M

Times Square

Nose view of AC 500

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New Job

A lot has been going on in the last two weeks.  I have recently accepted a new job (Aerial Sensor Operator) with Sanborn (Geospatial Solutions Company) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  A good friend of mine, Trevor Long, works for the company and informed me that a position was open.    It turns out that Trevor also had room available in his three bedroom house in Woodland Park, Colorado.  His house sits in the heart of the South Platte at 8500 ft. and we have world class climbing out our back door ( I can't wait to explore!).  My job requires a lot of travel and currently I'm stationed in Armonk, New York near the Westchester Airport.  Our current mission is pretty cool.  We get to fly New York City for a client at 4500 ft.  I should have some amazing pictures of New York City coming soon, and when I get back to Colorado I'll post some pictures of the South Platte.  Below are some pictures of one of the company planes and New York City.

Life styles of the not so rich and not so famous.  I couldn't resist parking the rental car in front of the plane to get this shot.

Tail graphics of our Twin Piston Aero Commander.

A glimpse of downtown New York City @ 4500 ft.