(VIDEO) HD Twilight Landing At LAX (Cockpit View)

by the Left Coast Rebel

I'm amazed how pilots can 'hold it together' when commandeering a giant tube of steel, I don't think I could handle the nerves associated with the job, especially when landing.

Case in point:

Details on the video left at Youtube by the person (pilot?) that shot the video:

Landing at LAX International Airport via the SADDE Six Arrival.

The song is "Los Angeles" by Sugarcult. If you like the song please use one of the links below to buy it so maybe progressive bands like Sugarcult will let us continue to use their music on our homemade non-commercial videos. Mahalo!

An HD version in "real time" with the audio stripped is available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg_9kw...

General response to comments:

...It was an amazing night and the combination of the Sadde Six approach, the sunset, the visibility, and ATC allowing us to drop down to 2,000 feet all worked together. I'll probably never get that chance again.

The video is sped up to somewhere between Mach 1 and Mach 2 (depending on actual airspeed about 8X). The original idea was to a) compress a 30 minute approach into three minutes; and b) to see what it would look like if you you were riding on the back of a cruise missile.

The camera was a Canon S95 which is a great pocket low light camera. This video simply wouldn't have been possible with any other pocket camera. If you want a great travel camera, be sure to check it out. $369 on Amazon.

The video was shot in 720p at 24 FPS. I'm not sure why YouTube dumbed it down but I'll see if I can correct that. It's stunning in HD (see latest updates at top of notes).

The camera was mounted via a small tripod with velcro out of our way and line of site. Ultrapod I think it's called. Nothing fancy.

Again, my main purpose for making this video was for the benefit of my airline friends who have kids. They have an attention span of three minutes and want to see exactly what it is Daddy or Mommy does. It's just meant to be fun and somewhat educational.

Plus I thought it looked kind of cool.

Oh, as for the sound effects. I only thought a dozen or so people would see this video and I was just screwing around with the new version of iMovie. Just having some fun (even if it some of didn't quite work).

1 comment:

  1. if you look close enough, you can see al pacino chasing robert deniro through one of the fields.


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