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ed obrien camera suggestions and aerial photo clas


Ladies and Gentlemen of the Black Sheep;

 
Below is a picture taken by Shawn Raglin of a Rockies game. It was taken on his XDroid 2 Cell phone. Yes, a cell-phone!
It is 8 mega pixels and not half bad. You are looking at a scene that is about 700-800 ft in depth.

 
You can see people in the distance. While not perfect for aircraft work this is a good solution for ground work and very readable
at this distance. If possible in aerial work we'll need better resolution.

 
However, as a back up in the aircraft and certainly for all ground work, I think this is a good camera solution.
I thank Shawn for bringing it to my attention.

 


 
I have also researched a couple of other cameras which I think are good for aerial work. Both are Panasonic Lumix Cameras, 14 mega pixels, auto focus and some telephoto capability. These are in the $350.00 range.
18 mega pixel Cannon EOS Rebel. Pricey at $800.00 with extra battery and large memory card - but there is a variety above to choose from

 
I thank Eyal Sittenfeld's father, a CAP member from Arizona, for showing me his new Lumix camera at meeting tonight.

 
Also - Some of you asked where to find the Aerial Photographers SQTR. I have attached a copy below. Please fill out and have Gary Hubbard sign a copy at the next meeting. You will need a commander signed SQTR and then open the SQTR in eservices for Aerial Photo Classes.

 

 

 

Specialty Qualification Training Worksheet
Airborne Photographer
Name (Last, First, MI) Type CAPID Date Issued
 
 
 
 
Task Date Evaluator CAPID Mission Number
Airborne Photographer - Prerequisites - No. of Required Tasks: 3
GES - General Emergency Services      
MS - Mission Scanner      
Age Eligibility: 18 years      
Commander Approval for Prerequisites - No. of Required Tasks: 1
AP - Commander Approval for Prerequisites      
Airborne Photographer - Familiarization and Preparatory Training - No. of Required Tasks: 9
Complete Task O-2204 Discuss consideration variables to Imagine Composition and Compose an Image      
Complete Task O-2205 Transfer Images to and View Images on a Computer      
Complete Task O-2206 Discuss CAP Image / Graphic Requirements and Image Processing Software      
Complete Task O-2207 Prepare an Image with CAP Graphics utilizing Image Processing Software      
Complete Task O-2214 Discuss CAP / AFNORTH guidelines and or restrictions on photography work      
Complete Task O-2215 Discuss Imaging Sortie Mission Planning and Identify Safety Issues related to Airborne Imaging      
Complete Task P-2201 Discuss Digital Camera Features      
Complete Task P-2202 Select Camera Settings      
Complete Task P-2203 Keep Camera and Accessories and GPS System Mission Ready      
Commander Approval for Familiarization and Preparatory Training - No. of Required Tasks: 1
AP - Commander Approval for Familiarization and Preparatory Training      
Airborne Photographer - Advanced Training - No. of Required Tasks: 10
Complete Task O-2210 Prepare for an Imaging Sortie - Complete Mission Planning Worksheet      
Complete Task O-2211 Conduct a Successful Imaging Sortie – Critique Your Effectiveness      
Complete Task O-2212 Post Process Airborne Images with Image Processing Software with CAP Logo and Positional Information or Upload Images and GPS Track to Repository      
Complete Task O-2213 Send Images to the Customer(s)      
Complete Task O-2216 Describe Target Control List      
Complete Task O-2217 Conduct Imaging Sortie Rehearsal and Aircrew Briefing      
Complete Task O-2218 Synchronize Camera Clock and GPS Time – Verify Start of Tracking      
Complete Task O-2219 Conduct an Imaging Sortie Debrief      
Complete Task P-2208 Describe Imaging Patterns and Communications      
Complete Task P-2209 Discuss Factors Affecting the Success of Imaging Sorties      
Airborne Photographer - Exercise Participation - No. of Required Tasks: 2
Exercise Participation-Airborne Photographer      
Exercise Participation-Airborne Photographer #2      
Airborne Photographer, MAR 10 OPR/ROUTING - DOS
The above listed member satisfactorily participated as a Airborne Photographer trainee under my direct supervision on mission number_____________________________.
Qualified Supervisor' Signature   Date


The above listed member satisfactorily participated as a Airborne Photographer trainee under my direct supervision on mission number_____________________________.
Qualified Supervisor' Signature   Date

 
Printed on 24 Jun 2011
The "Train the Trainers" Aerial Photographers workshop and training is Sat. 13 Aug 2011 from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Like it will be at South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (basement classroom) 9195 East Mineral Ave. Centennial, CO.
However, I have not received confirmation of this location yet. This is for members who've already taken the Coke Shoot Workshop.
So far these members have signed up:
1. Ed O'Brien
2. Dave Ayers
3. Hank Eng
4. Sid Altum
5. Ben Krieger
6. Nate Duehr
7. Steve Willis
8. Mitch Bowers
If any other Aircrew rated or Aircrew trainees, with Coke Can Shoot experience who want to attend and are willing to train others - Let me know ASAP.
There are only 2 or 3 more positions for this training. We will be signing off SQTRS at the end of this seminar and after 2 missions you will be a
fully qualified Aerial Photographer.

With regards and thanks;
ED OBRIEN, Capt. CAP
(Gp 1 Aerial Photography Training Officer)