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N4201B landing at Santa Paula for 2006 annual inspection.

The following aviation videos were shot by my wife and I while flying to some of our favorite Southwest USA destinations. Most of the videos were shot from my Bellanca however some were shot from other planes where I was a passenger.  We hope you enjoy these general aviation videos almost as much as we enjoyed the flights.

Many people have asked me to post videos in Windows format so they don't have to load Real Player. Starting in 2008 I'll upload both formats but the WMV files are about 300% larger.

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  1. If you download a copy of Real Player or Real Alternative . Real has a free player but hides it so you'll pay for the upgraded version. Read and click on the small print to get the free version. Ignore the brightly colored buttons.
  2. The video files below are large, after clicking on them wait a couple of minutes or more for the video to start. Just click once and after a few seconds you should see your activity light blinking as the file downloads.
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Gear-Up Productions !

Sept 23, 2012 - A new angle on landing at Catalina Island
                                                Windows Format 230MB

June 16, 2012 - My trip to Gaston's White River Resort.
                        Windows Format Arriving --- Windows Format Departing

January 31, 2012 - Our trip to Scotty's Castle and the ghost town of Leadfield in Death Valley CA
                                                Windows Format 181MB

July 3, 2011 - Video of our VFR flight to San Luis Obispo
                                 Real Format 35MB  ---  Windows Format 108MB

January 29, 2011 - Video of our trip to Placerville California.
                                 Real Format 38MB  ---  Windows Format 245MB

December 11, 2010 - Landing runway 04 at Airport in the Sky, Catalina Island.
                                 Real Format 49MB  ---  Windows Format 196MB

October 8, 2010 - A video of our trip to Sierra Vista Arizona. Several of you asked for more ATC and this video has it. The downside is it's a really big file. 
                                 Real Format 83MB  ---  Windows Format 405MB

September 11, 2010 - New video of out flight up the Owens Valley to Lee Vining.
                                 Real Format 37MB  ---  Windows Format 187MB

September 4, 2010 - Video of our trip to Warner Springs.
                                 Real Format 20MB  ---  Windows Format 102MB

August 22, 2010 - Added a trip to Harris Ranch for lunch.
                                 Real Format 35MB  ---  Windows Format 173MB

July 4, 2010 - Headed to the wine country for lunch, some wine tasting and a case of wine. Our trip to Paso Robles.
                                 Real Format 53MB  ---  Windows Format 270MB

June 26, 2010 - I filed IFR for a flight to Salinas. IMC departure but Salinas burned off before my arrival.
                                 Real Format 43MB  ---  Windows Format 200MB

June 6, 2010 - A video of our flight to the Still Life Cafe in Independence California.
                                 Real Format 36MB  ---  Windows Format 112MB

April 11, 2010 - An IFR flight to San Diego's Lindbergh Field. I removed the enroute phase and captured the departure and arrival only.  Lot's of ATC in this one for those of you who ask for it. Big file!
                                 Real Format 69MB  ---  Windows Format 214MB

March 20, 2010 - Video from our flight to Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park.
                                 Real Format 19MB  ---  Windows Format 44MB

March 15, 2010 - An IFR flight in VMC conditions to Fresno's Chandler Airport. Several of you have asked for more ATC and this one has it. Big file!
                                 Real Format 64MB  ---  Windows Format 235MB

January 31, 2010 - My flight to Agua Caliente Hot Springs. I used this flight to answer a lot of questions about how I use my Kindle in the plane.
                                 Real Format 59MB  ---  Windows Format 126MB


December 27, 2009 - A couple of people have asked for a video of landing at Sedona. I was using my new helmet cam but it must have been bumped because it became a mustache cam. It is what it is!
                                 Real Format 58MB  ---  Windows format 99MB

 December 20, 2009 - Our flight from Corona to Bridgeport California. Not a lot of ATC in this video because it was early in the morning.
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89MB  ---  Windows format 161MB

November 15, 2009 - Our flight to Havasu for BBQ. Getting though the Banning Pass can be like rush hour traffic on the 405.
                                 Real Format 22MB  ---  Windows format 144MB

November 7, 2009 - Our trip to Hollister California. Those of you wanting more ATC should be happy with this one. Big file!
                                  Real Format 39MB  ---  Windows format 221MB

October 24, 2009 - My flight across the Edwards Complex to Lone Pine California.
                                  Real Format 26MB  ---  Windows format 172MB

October 3, 2009 - Landing at Monterey Airport. New camera and I need to resolve some issues with it.
                                  Real Format 31MB  ---  Windows format 47MB

September 26, 2009 - Landing at Bracket Airport in La Verne California for lunch at Norm's Hangar.
                                  Real format 28MB  ---  Windows format 129MB

August 30, 2009 - A trip to New Cuyama for the $100 burger!
                                  Real format 14MB  ---  Windows format 67MB

August 30, 2009 - My flight over the Station Fire to Watsonville for breakfast. This file is really big but I didn't want to ignore the part of getting over the TFR.
                                  Real format 45MB  ---  Windows format 207MB

August 30, 2009 - With four fires burning in Southern California I couldn't avoid everything. A short video of overflying the Station Fire.
                                    Real format 9MB  ---  Windows format 39MB

August 23, 2009 - Another trip to Bakersfield Municipal's, Harmon's Rocket Shop Cafe and Store. This time I remembered to plug the audio cable in.
                                     Real format 33MB  ---  Windows format 151MB

August 22, 2009 - It's just a 25 mile hop to El Monte airport for lunch at Annia's Kitchen.
                                    Real format 23MB  ---  Windows format 105MB

June 13, 2009 - Adrienne and I landing on the grass runway at Columbia (o22). Mike Macosko took this video with a very old still camera. The memory card is held in with painters tape! The quality of the video is poor but audio is priceless! Not sure anyone knew the camera even recorded audio. I had tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard.
                                               Windows format 5MB

June 5, 2009 - Getting iced up is never fun but when it happens you still need to fly the plane. Another trip to Grants Pass Oregon. Funny how three trips in 60 days and three totally different weather events.
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June 5, 2009 - We had to get a Pop-Up IFR clearance into Sacramento Executive Airport for fuel and lunch. I have to hand it to West Coast ATC'ers, they are very easy to work with.
                                    Real format 31MB  ---  Windows format 142MB

May 25, 2009 - We stopped for lunch at Shelter Cove California on the way home from Oregon. The has to be the best looking final approach in California.
                                    Real format 7MB  ---  Windows format 33MB

May 23, 2009 - A pit stop in Auburn California for fuel and food.
                                    Real format 30MB  ---  Windows format 138MB

May 17, 2009 - A Sunday Brunch run to Santa Maria. I had trouble making my mouth work and screwed up several radio calls. Not my best landing either but, the food was good.
                                    Real format 26MB --- Windows format 118MB

Date?? - A video shot by Mark Homchick of N4201B landing at Corona on runway 7.
                                      Real format 3MB --- Windows format 6MB

April 30, 2009 - A VFR flight from Corona CA, over the Las Vegas class B to Bryce Canyon Utah.
                                    Real format 33MB --- Windows format 152MB

April 6, 2009 - Landing at Hawthorne Nevada for fuel.
                                    Real format 20MB --- Windows format 93MB

April 4, 2009 - Departing Quincy Ca, passing Mount Shasta then landing at Grants Pass Oregon.
                                    Real format 29MB --- Windows format 134MB

April 4, 2009 -  Las Vegas, across Lake Tahoe to a pit stop in Quincy CA.
                                    Real format 23MB --- Windows format 105MB

February 28, 2009 - Landing at Hemet-Ryan Airport for breakfast.
                                     Real format 23MB --- Windows format 105MB

January 10, 2009 - A VFR arrival into Prescott Arizona.
                                     Real format 17MB --- Windows format 78MB

January 10, 2009 - Our flight to Payson Arizona. Listen to the altimeter setting increase as we approach the high pressure area. Unfortunately  it winds aloft was 90 degrees off the nose hurting our ground speed both ways.
                                     Real format 32MB --- Windows format 148 MB

January 10, 2009 - Landing at Corona during Santa Ana winds. Corona lands on runway 25 355 days a year. During a Santa Ana Event we land on runway 7 and it's usually an adventure. Cross winds, wind sheer and turbulence keeps one on their toes.
                                     Real format 7MB --- Windows format 30MB


December 28, 2008 - Video of our Breakfast Run to Woodlake CA.
                                     Real format 21MB --- Windows format 94MB

December 21, 2008 - Furnace Creek trip replaced with a new talkie! Adrienne and I do brunch at the Furnace Creek Inn.
                                     Real format 43MB --- Windows format 198MB

December 15, 2008 - A 1975 Bellanca Super Viking Sales Video. I must be conservative because I've never done a Hammer Head Stall in my airplane.
                                                 Windows format 123MB

November 16, 2008 - Video of Helicopter Operations at Corona Airport during the Corona Fire Storm.
                                     Real format 18MB --- Windows format 82MB

November 8, 2008 - A gem in the desert not frequented by SoCal pilots. Breakfast at Shoshone's Crowbar Cafe!
                                      Real format 29MB --- Windows format 132MB

September 27, 2008 - Our flight to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport in Bullhead City Arizona.
                                     Real format 30MB --- Windows format 136MB

September 6, 2008 - ATC into SoCal's airspace with a landing at Corona. Nothing special about this but I get a lot of email from those wanting to hear ATC.
                                     Real format 56MB --- Windows format 127MB

September 4, 2008 - Landing and departing Cortez Colorado. We left the plane there and spent 2 full days in Mesa Verde National Park.
                                       Real format 20MB --- Windows format 36MB

September 2, 2008 - Landing at Montrose Colorado to visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison's National Park.
                                        Real format 17MB --- Windows format 43MB

September 2, 2008 - A day in Leadville Colorado. The highest incorporated city in North America. Landing and departing Lake County Airport.
                    Arriving:       Real format 29MB --- Windows format 51MB
                 Departing:       Real format 8  MB --- Windows format 11MB

September 1, 2008 - Departing Santa Fe VFR. Funny how I could depart VFR at the same time corporate jets are going missed approach?
                                        Real format 27MB --- Windows format 42MB

September 1, 2008 - A basic VFR arrival (no radar) into Farmington NM.
                                        Real format 12MB --- Windows format 26MB

August 29, 2008 - A flight from Corona CA to Winslow AZ.
                                        Real format 26MB --- Windows format 39MB

August 2, 2008 - A morning flight to the Ramona Airport.
                                       Real format 26MB --- Windows format 46MB

June 1, 2008 - Will and I take the Stearman up to the falls then ride down the mountain like we were on a sled. All of this was shot within 10 minutes of Santa Paula Airport
                                      Real format 18MB --- Windows format 116MB

May 25, 2008 - Video of landing at Kern Valley airport near Lake Isabella.
                                      Real format 17MB --- Windows format 29MB

May 24, 2008 - A video I shot going to and at an EAA fly-in and BBQ hosted by the Agua Dulce Skypark Ranch.
                                      Real format 19MB --- Windows format 28MB

May 12, 2008 - A video of landing at San Jose Airport for a three day stay. I did have a Howard Dean moment watching a Lear jet get closer and closer to me.
                                      Real format 22MB --- Windows format 38MB

April 26, 2008 - A flight to Apple Valley to met some friends for breakfast.
                                      Real format 19MB --- Windows format 32MB

April 19, 2008 - Video of a flight to Henderson Executive and a behind the scene tour of Hoover Dam.
                                      Real format 42MB --- Windows format 72MB

April 12, 2008 - A video of a flight to the Chiriaco Summit Cafe for breakfast.
                                       Real format 29MB --- Windows format 50MB

March 22, 2008 - A video of our flight to Grand Canyon West, The Skywalk and Guano Point.
                                      Real format 29MB --- Windows format 49MB

February 16, 2008 - This flight was shot on November 11th but seemed to be misplaced. Video of a  flight from Corona to Mariposa Yosemite Airport.
                                     Real format 29MB --- Windows format 50MB

February 8, 2008 - A VFR flight to Bakersfield Meadows airport. Captured some ATC in this video to satisfy those who wrote me about after the January 26th flight where I used a music track.
                                     Real format 44MB --- Windows format 75MB

January 26, 2008 - Our planed 22 minute flight to Big Bear for breakfast was interrupted by a tour of the snow capped mountains. One of my video cameras had just enough juice to shoot 30 minutes of tape. Wow, a flight I'll always remember.
                                   Real format 23MB --- Windows format 61 MB

January 6, 2008 - Landing and departing Fox Field.
                                   Real format 22MB --- Windows format 51MB


December 29, 2007 - Who says an uncontrolled airport can't handle more than one operation a minute? Corona at it's best!

December 3, 2007 - A short video of landing and departing Calexico. Pretty simple but at the end there is a strange call on guard. What's the last thing a pilot hears before the F-15's shoot him down? This video may answer that question.

November 30, 2007 - Is this flight really necessary? My annual expires at midnight and the weather forecasters really missed the mark. A flight in IMC to Santa Paula. One small issue, Santa Paula doesn't have an instrument approach.

November 18, 2007 - An IFR Pick Up and a ILS approach into Santa Barbara. Didn't plan it this way but like what I got on tape. Well received on YouTube also.

November 11, 2007 - A VFR flight into Mojave Air and Spaceport. We were given permission to fly though the Edwards AFB restricted airspace.

September 22, 2007 - A video of us landing at the Borrego Valley Airport.

September 8, 2007 - A flight from Corona to Half Moon Bay, a GPS approach was necessary to get down though the overcast.

July 22, 2007 - A quick flight from Mammoth to Bishop.

July 22, 2007 - A video of the high country on the way to Mammoth for Breakfast. The prop is leaking red dye and you'll see that when we turn into the sun. 36MB

July 6, 2007 - A Video of my propeller being balanced. For some reason this is one of the most misunderstood and neglected parts of aircraft maintenance. The audio is not great but turn the volume up and stick with it. 16MB

June 9, 2007 - A video of a flight from Corona to Columbia for the 2007 West Coast Bellanca-Champion Club Fly-In. 52MB

May 27,2007 - A video of our trip to Santa Ynez for a day at Solvang. I'm thinking about cleaning the lens next time. 58MB

April 1, 2007 - Adrienne and I fly over Lake Powell and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. 19 MB

April 1, 2007 - We landed at Marble Canyon AZ for lunch. Saw several California Condors which are in this video and the photos on the Marble Canyon Page. 25 MB

March 30, 2007 - A VFR flight from Corona California to Page Arizona. Our routing took us over the Grand Canyon. Does anyone expect a smooth ride across the Grand Canyon at 4:30 in the afternoon? 30 MB

March 20, 2007 - Another trip to Chandler AZ. 1:52 flight with about 1 hour in IMC. Last time I heard this many holding pattern calls I was in ATC school. 32 MB

March 11, 2007 - An un-official AOPA users group fly-in at Lake Havasu. Marc Corey Lee and I brave the desert winds for a hamburger and meet with 21 of our closest  cyber friends. 52 MB

March 11, 2007 - I edited this out of the above video but it was too good to throw away. Really more of a audio recording than video but the camera had to point at something. At 10:00am Marc and I head east though the Banning Pass as the part 141 carriers arrive from the east. A woman on American 453, row 13B smiled at me and waved as they went by. 32 MB

March 10, 2007 - Enroute to and landing at the Tehachapi Airport.

February 14, 2007 - A trip to Chandler AZ picking up an IFR clearance enroute. Didn't know it but the audio plug fell out before arriving at Chandler Airport. 27 MB

February 3, 2007 - Sunrise Over the Desert! A early morning flight to Coolidge AZ for breakfast with some friends. I thought I had enough background lighting for the before daylight takeoff, sorry. Coolidge was a madhouse and I edited a lot out of the arrival end. 32MB

January 21, 2007 - A trip on a very windy day to the Rosamond Skypark for Sunday Brunch at the Golden Cantina. 14MB

January 14, 2007 - A short video of landing on runway 24 at Flabob airport in Riverside, California. 6MB

January 7, 2007 - It was just two windy to 'pleasure fly' today so we shot video from my hanger. It sure was fun watching and I saved a lot of fuel! 11 MB


December 25, 2006 - A Christmas Day flight to the in-laws. We landed at the Camarillo Airport (KCMA). Notice how long the displaced threshold is! For those who have emailed me there is lots of ATC in this one. 48 MB

December 17, 2006 - A flight from Porterville to Corona. No ATC on this one. I captured a lot of audio but it was everyone at their worst so I simply placed a music track over it. 14 MB

December 2, 2006 - After breakfast in Big Bear we stopped at FlaBob Airport for an EAA event featuring Light Sport Aircraft. Some good shots of cross wind landings too. 37 MB

November 26, 2006 - VFR on top to Hesperia. 36 MB

November 24, 2006 - A low pass! Something I shot at the airport. I have no idea who the pilot is or where he's based. 1 MB

November 19, 2006 - Adrienne and I travel to San Luis Obispo for lunch with the California AOPA users group. The video camera was having issues but I did get some good video of Joe departing. 10 MB

October 8, 2006 - Andrew Harrod and I fly to Paso Robles CA to attend a un-official AOPA west coast fly-in. We flew up in a 2006 Cessna 182, N2019V because the Super Viking is still in for it's annual inspection. 58 MB

September 17, 2006 - A lot of people write me wanting to hear ATC. Here it is! I dropped my plane off in Santa Paula for an annual today and shot video on the way over. Listen for ExecJet 948, if a student pilot had these issues they wouldn't be allowed to solo. 63 MB

August 17, 2006 - Just a quick video to VFR on Top. Very simple no editing. This was only posted to answer a news group question.

August 8, 2006 - We take a day trip to Morro Bay California landing at San Luis Obispo and getting a rental car. Video and audio of our landing at both ends. Good video of California Sea Otters. 33 MB

July 28, 2006 - We fly a Cirrus to Columbia for lunch departing and returning to Santa Ana's Orange County Airport (KSNA). 26 MB

July 25, 2006 - My wife and I make an Oceano Brunch run. 34MB

July 15, 2006 - Failure and repair of right exhaust system. Also a clip of flooding in my hanger. 13 MB

July 4, 2006 - A short video of landing and departing Runway 26 at Big Bear City Airport. 12 MB

July 1, 2006 - A day trip to Catalina Island and the City of Avalon. 23MB

June 24, 2006 - This video was taken on the ground at Plainview. Filmed at Miller's before and after the canyon run. All who attended should find a shot of their plane! 35MB

June 24, 2006 - Canyon run near Plainview Texas. This video is raw. A little boring if you weren't there but the music is fun. Very little editing except for some of the cuss words. The camera makes items look a lot farther away than they are. Big surprise towards end of video. Huge file, 54 MB.

June 23, 2006 - Ron Quillin and I enroute to Miller' Flying Service BBQ Bash this video is our enroute flight only. 9MB

June 17, 2006 - Unique view of pattern and landing at Corona. 4MB

June 10, 2006 - My wife and I attend the 2006 West Coast Bellanca-Champion Club Fly-In. I had an issue with the audio from the intercom and used very little intercom in this video. GREAT video of breaking out on top. This is a really big file and it will take a few minutes to start. 39 MB

June 9, 2006 - Andrew Harrod and I make a breakfast run from Fullerton to Big Bear City Airport in a Cessna 182, N2019V. Most of this was shot in IMC conditions. There were so many radio calls I didn't place a music track on this one. 22 MB

June, 6, 2006 - My friend Andrew Harrod flew N2019V, a Cessna 182, I worked the camera. Good shots of Glass Cockpit in actual IFR conditions. Santa Barbara for lunch. I hope you're not on dial up, 26 MB

May 29, 2006 - Breakfast at Big Bear. Adrienne and I travel to Big Bear City Airport, our favorite aviation breakfast stop. We landed and departed runway 8 this day. You have time to grab a soda while this file loads, 26 MB.

May 20, 2006 -  My wife and I attended the Super Viking fly in held at Harris Ranch in Coalinga California. Video of 2 SV's making a low pass. 11 MB

May 14, 2006 - Approach up Death Valley to Furnace Creek airport. 6 MB
Replaced, now video with audio see 12/21/08

May 13, 2006 - Very short video of DC-3 landing at Corona. I was at the fuel pump and grabbed my camera when I saw 'Rose' on downwind. Rose is based at Corona but currently repainted (stick on labels) and on tour for Turner Classic Movies.  1.5 MB

April 27, 2006 - This is the first time the camera was in the plane. I was flying my Bellanca Super Viking from Big Bear to Corona. The weather was MVFR with and overcast layer at 1500. In this video you will see a GPS circle to land approach. When I break out you will see Corona on the nose. 7 MB

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