Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota’

Photo of the Day: AirCam

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The first time you see an AirCam, you do a double-take. The small twin engines and open cockpit are eye-catching, to say the least. Every pilot I’ve known who’s flown this unusual multiengine Experimental has fallen in love with it. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman has made a couple of ferry flights in them, and even when the temps require him to wear a flight suit, he can’t say enough about the perspective one gets from the front seat of the AirCam. Here’s a report he wrote up after ferrying one to Florida with Pilot Getaways co-founder John Kounis. and if you click this link you can watch a video of Hirschman flying the AirCam on another trek—this time from Florida to Minneapolis (credit lillo).—Jill W. Tallman

 Air Cam

Photo of the Day: Crop dustin’

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Ag pilots rank right up there with bush pilots and military pilots when you’re talking about a certain type of aviator most of us would like to be. In this photo, Dan Geist sprays a sugar beet field in Crookston, Minnesota, flying his Air Tractor 502-B. Mike Fizer shot the photo to illustrate Mike Vivion’s 2007 AOPA Pilot article, “Low-Level, High Tech.” Vivion’s article describes how the industry evolved from working with primarily well-used biplanes to a fleet that employs many pilot-friendly and production-oriented features, such as seats mounted high for good visibility; steel cages to provide rollover protection; and even cockpit air conditioning.—By Jill W. Tallman