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This one has music !

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photo courtesy of Phil Parish, Flying Coyote Productions

My second favorite machine is the bright yellow Lockwood Aircam pictured above.  This highly unusual plane features a giant wing, twin pusher prop engines, large off-field tires and a pilot seat cantilevered far forward for unobstructed pilot views.  It was designed to film wilderness wildlife, flying low and slow over rugged terrain and landing where most planes cannot.  You've probably seen National Geographic broadcasts that were filmed, in part, from a Lockwood Aircam.  In the two videos below, I fly a friend and his young daughter on a sightseeing tour over the desert.  The first is the takeoff and the second is the landing - both seen from the rear most seat of this three seat aircraft.

Imperfect Cognition

Tom Fournier


One of my passions is piloting small aircraft.  The freedom to move about in three dimensions is downright cathartic.  My current favorite machine is the Super Decathlon pictured above.  It is fully aerobatic, highly responsive, predictable, reliable, and forgiving.  Below are some fun videos showing what it can do. 

(Note:  I offer no apologies to competitive aerobatic pilots for my sloppy form.  For me, it's about the fun more than the form.)  


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