The world of flight tracking is in the spotlight after Elon Musk had a meltdown about automated flight tracker accounts, specifically one run by college student Jack Sweeney that tracked Elon’s private jets. Elon and Twitter blocked hundreds of automated and human accounts (including mine!) that had recently tweeted about flight tracking. While these permanent… Continue reading Thoughts about flight tracking part 1: How to track airplanes
A friend was doing some research into instrument flying and needed to locate a key text on the subject. This article from a 1937 issue on Flight is heavily cited in academic texts, but as of several years ago is not available online because the parent organization’s archive went dark during a site upgrade in 2019 and hasn’t reemerged. London-based Flight International has also been through an acquisition (DVV Media Group out of Germany) so finding the right person to talk to was tricky.
Because it’s so difficult to find this text and it seems to be so widely cited, I wanted to publish it here to make sure that other folks would have an easier time locating the text.
Photos from the NROL-129 mission launch using the Northrup Grumman Minotaur rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Digital Marketing allows you to show your customers what your business is made of and how you can help them with their needs, for that reason if you have business is… Continue reading Photos: Minotaur Rocket Launch
Photos from an Army training exercise at the sand dunes in West Greenwich, RI.
Full version at covidRI.com (no longer active) This week I created a simple dashboard for COVID19 related data released by the state of Rhode Island. It tracks the following key COVID19 metrics in Rhode Island: Positive COVID19 cases Hospitalizations ICU stays Patients on Ventilators (new as of 4/15) Deaths Testing data Cases by City/Town (now a… Continue reading Building a COVID19 Data Dashboard for Rhode Island
I took a short road trip to western Massachusetts with my buddy Andy. He brought his GoPro Karma drone. I brought my personal camera rig.
Footage from a weekend road trip from Rhode Island to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. Filmed on a DJI Mavic Air. Music by Fjordwalker.
I’m a lifelong avgeek and as I’m learning to fly for real, I use my home simulator as a really useful training tool. Occasionally I’ll stream my flights, and because I have a production background I really wanted to have a proper audio workflow. The following setup is exactly what I use to send audio… Continue reading My professional sound setup for live streaming with Twitch and OBS