Steve Brockman, one of the towpilots at Hollister, has taken to fastening his camera to the wing strut of the Piper Pawnee and photographing gliders from the tow pilot's vantage point. Using a remote trigger, he can capture some interesting shots that'd otherwise be quite difficult when flying a single seat plane.

Yesterday (Saturday), he got a decent shot of me just after I pulled the release:

N304GT off tow
Above: N304GT off tow!

The picture above is a cropped version. The full image (including the empennage of the Pawnee) is on Fickr: N304GT Just Released From Tow.

I really need to do something about figuring a way to mount a camera in the Citabria and in my glider.

For what it's worth, Steve also shot these pictures of me in Citabria N5156X during one of my solo cross-country flights. He's getting good at this. I did mange to nab a picture of Steve in the Pawnee during that flight.

Posted by jzawodn at March 04, 2007 06:30 PM

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