Island View

29 May

I flew Sunday over the Proctor Valley area and captured this image of Flathead Lake. Cromwell Island and Wild Horse Island are in the foreground and Bird Island near Finley Point is visible in the distance.  There were several raptors in the area riding thermals and the plane gained altitude very quickly, even with the camera payload aboard.



Spring Storm Clouds

26 May

From a late afternoon flight in the Mission Valley.


Into the Evening

18 May

I flew tonight at dusk with a light rain to test a new camera configuration. The results were mixed, but this image looking north caught my eye.


As seen on TV…

25 Apr

I sent in some shots from the other evening to KPAX in Missoula.  It’s my hope that doing stuff like this will play a part in helping educate the general public about the positive potential of unmanned aerial vehicles and provide a counter balance to some of the negative fear-mongering going on out there in the media.


Southern Mission Valley

22 Apr

Looking toward the town of Saint Ignatius, MT with the Garden Wall in the background.


The Mission Mountains, Late Afternoon

22 Apr

Taken from the top of Ravalli hill from an altitude of about 200′. Cloud shadows move slowly across the valley floor and the mountains are covered with the remains of a spring snow.


Last Light, Ravalli Hill

22 Apr

Flying over Ravalli Hill, looking west as the sun nears the horizon. I was flying at this site earlier in the day and found a thermal that lifted me about 100′ over the course of a couple of minutes.