One year ago, on September 12, 2008, the new Great River Regional Library opened to the public for it’s first day. This composite image was captured from the Flight Flash helicopter during the last burst of daylight that day. Flight Flash often uses current satellite imagery to estimate the quality of light, particularly towards the end of the day. In this case, launch was delayed in anticipation of the last rays of good lighting to document this historic opening.
I think this shot is quite beautiful, and I was happy to see it on WJON.com. I’ll archive it here so it may continue to be enjoyed.
These shots were grabbed from the Flight Flash helicopter on September 3rd, 2008, as the Desoto Bridge demolition began. Flight Flash.com will continue to post images of the demolition in its first year anniversary. Keep watch also for the first year anniversary photo of the opening day of the new St. Cloud public library.
Click this link to see a short video of a flight from August 31. The Beaver Islands are on the Mississippi River just south of St. Cloud and currently experiencing a very low water level not uncommon for this time of year.
On August 26, the first official mission of the new HD aircraft was to photograph the old Ogilvie school building. The Ogilvie school burned on March 15, 2009. I went to school here from kindergarten to early second grade before moving to St. Cloud. My father and grandmother graduated from this school.
These are images of the three car collision that occured at Hwy 10 and East St. Germain Street in St.Cloud just before 10pm on Saturday evening. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported. Read more about it at WJON.Com
This is an image taken a few months ago during a test flight for an aircraft that was built to capture an aerial shot for a Hollywood movie. Unfortunately there were complications with the plane that prevented it from going airborn on location in Vancouver, BC last April.
A new design had a very successful test flight 2 days ago. The image quality using the HD cam is a giant leap forward.
It’s going to be very hot today, so here’s a cool look back.
This photograph was taken in March, 09. It was a cold day with a steady breeze blowing in from the North. That was actually perfect since the frozen river was my runway. It was my last and best opportunity to get an aerial shot of the bridge construction at this stage. The weather did not hold up, and only weeks later this area was open water.
Ballpark Overfly < Click that to visit Youtube for a short clip flown just before sunset in nearly windless skies.