Monthly Archives: June 2011
As seen on www.WJON.com. The sky was an intriguing blend of calm air and sunshine on the East side of this small approaching storm today, so I knew it would be a great opportunity to send the plane up hoping to catch a new aerial weather image. Although expecting turbulent downdrafts at any moment to bring my flight to an end, suprisingly, I was able to continue flying in relatively calm skies until only moments before the storm arrived. (North Jr. High is in the center-left foreground)
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After some flight work away from St.Cloud today, I returned with only one charged battery remaining as a rainbow unexpectedly stretched across the sky over the city. I’d never photographed a rainbow from the air and was waiting for a chance to do this. There was only one fading patch of open sky allowing the sunlight through the clouds that was necessary to illuminate the rainbow behind this rainstorm, so I had to move quickly. Arriving home, I readied my flight and camera gear as the last droplets of rain were falling into the field that I intended to launch from. I had to wait for it to stop since the exposed electronics of my plane would certainly fail if covered in water. This is one of the photographs from the flight. EXPLORE THE FLIGHT FLASH ARCHIVES FOR MORE GREAT PHOTOS AND ARTICLES LIKE THIS ONE THAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE CREATION OF OUR VIDEO PLANE FOR A VISIT TO A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SET: http://flightflash.com/2010/07
On June 10, 2009, this image was captured from the air of the first connection of the spans of the Granite City Crossing and published on WJON.com.
On May 27, 2011, Amanda Franklin succomed to injuries received in a crash at an airshow in Texas on March 12. She is seen here in a performance at the EAA in OshKosh, Wi in July of 2009. She also performed at the Great Minnesota Airshow in St.Cloud, Mn in June of 2010. Amanda Franklin is among very few to know the courage and bravery of flight above the wing.