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.
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)