Flying the Jersey Shore

What a trip! My flying lesson at the Jersey Shore was nothing short of breathtaking. Here’s a little video I put together of my exciting flight!


Salt Water & Stalls

When you reach Asbury Park from the West at 2,500ft and start a right 30° bank angle turn, the entire Jersey Shore just opens up into this beautiful stream of sand running South as far as the eye can see.

Starting the right turn south

When you fly south enough near Atlantic City, the views get nicer with barrier beaches and wetlands exposing earthy coastal tones.

Everywhere you look, the coastal views from this altitude are stunning.

And then heading north, the coast opens up again. Before heading home, of course, we practice some stalls 🤙

Heading back to Morristown, we passed New Brunswick and even got to fly over Rutgers Stadium (my alma mater)!

Up this high, problems on the ground just seem trivial. And that’s why I fly. It’s a great escape where my focus is on flying the aircraft and my troubles and worries are literally miles away.


How I Edit: Verrazano in Fog

Everything looks better in fog when you’re trying to shoot epic photography. But the smokey, mysterious images you see on a news feed or a print aren’t always what’s shot on camera. A significant amount of editing is usually needed to bring out the highlights and darken the shadows to get those beautiful contrasts out of the photo.

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RMAHD Photography Workshop: Shutter Speed

If you just bought a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera and you’re looking at the Manual settings wondering why they even exist, wonder no further.

This workshop is one of a 3-Part series on the basics of your camera. Whether you’re shooting on Manual or Auto, your camera uses three basic functions to capture a photo: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.

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Smooth Flying

“I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Part of my flight training is learning how to handle my aircraft in different scenarios and circumstances while understanding basic flight functions. The four forces affecting flight are lift, load, drag, and thrust. Manipulating these four forces can make you do cool things like this:


Moving Away from Instagram

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FAA Remote ID Proposal Comments

If you haven’t already, I strongly urge you to share your comments with the FAA on the Federal Register regarding their Remote ID proposition.

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An Open Letter to the FAA

On December 26, 2019, the FAA sent an email to its subscribers illustrating ways in which the Administration plans to remotely identify drones over the next few years.

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The Mavic Mini & Drones Under 250g

There is a lot of misinformation regarding drones weighing less than 250 grams after the reveal of the DJI Mavic Mini. Many drone users are under the impression that a quad weighing less than 250 grams is exempt from all FAA rules and regulations.

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Fly-In on a Mountain

I love hiking. And I love flying drones. Mash the two together and you get this video: