A Pilot’s Story Update

August 9, 2008

Just a quick update about A Pilot’s Story project. We are continuing to get great feedback from the trailer. Rico and I attended the National Aviation Hall of FameInduction ceremony last week after being invited  by a wonderful aviator named Zoe Dell Nutter. It gave us a chance to meet some of our nations great aviators and spread the news around about our project. The ceremony was being held in Dayton Ohio so us California boys jumped on a plane and made our way there. 

The first nights event was held in the National Museum of the United Air Force at the Write Paterson Air Force base. The museum is one of the best aviation museums I have ever seen. If you ever find your way out to Dayton you must spend at least a day there. Rico and I spent must of our Saturday enjoying the museum. 

Saturday night was the main event, the induction ceremony. A black tie affaire held at the Dayton Convention center. Over 700 people in attendance to see four outstanding contributers to aviation accept their awards. The four inductees this year were Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson, USAF (Ret.), Herbert D. Kelleher, William A. Moffett, and Sean D. Tucker. We had a great time at the event and got a chance to meet some amazing aviators.

Now, back home in the real world, we continue to work on A Pilot’s Story, as well as other projects. I am currently in the design and building process of creating a way of attaching my steady cam rig to a helicopter. This will allow us to get some really amazing footage from a flying platform. I can’t wait to try it out. In the past I have always just handheld a camera with a gyroscopic device attached to it in the helicopter. With a full steady cam rig on the helicopter we should be able to eliminate all jerky movement we get when handheld.  Check back for more on that.

-Will

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One Response to “A Pilot’s Story Update”

  1. Jim Smisek said

    Will,
    Have you interviewed or discovered any pilots that fly daily to work? If not and are interested email me. I have been commuting to work for about 20+ years now, live in Texas, and truly addicted to aviation (since 1968). I am looking forward to viewing your finished effort. Best of luck.
    Jim

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