Friday, December 12, 2008

The Tantalus Tapes

I flew Tantalus the day before yesterday with Scot and Dave, and I shot some clips with my little point-and-shoot camera. The conditions were perfect, smooth ridge lift with some nice thermals in the mix, and the boys made the most of it.


Gravity said...

Sweet video Alex.

Where was I that beautiful day...?

Alex said...

A better question is, what are you doing up at this ungodly hour??? I'm done messing with video - goodnight!

firedave said...

Very cool video work Alex, I don't envy you staying up late to edit though.

That was a very nice day, seeing as I got a phone call from Mike Doyle as Scot launched. I made a beeline up to launch and had a great flight under a falling cloudbase and increasing wind. You guys even had post flight thirst quenchers. The only bummer was the video girl's rental car getting broken into.

I went back to work and then flew at Diamond Head at sunset from the "high" launch with Chandler and Scraps assisiting.

firedave said...

I was watching the video and realize that Scot's last landing is a few feet away from a inadvertant spin landing, it would have been impressive.