I love traveling with my DJI Mavic Pro. In 2020 I became a private pilot. Here are some aerial photos taken from the Mavic, a Cessna, or a Piper.
2020 Dec Furnace Creek Airport
The Furnace Creek airport (L06) inside the Death Valley National Park is 64 meters below sea level. That means a negative reading on the altimeter!
The ride over the desert was quite bumpy, but totally worth it for the view.
2020 Sep Bobcat Fire
The Bobcat fire in Sep 2020 produced tons of smoke in the San Gabriel valley. As a result the visibility became so low that Mt Wilson turned invisible.
On a clear day:
2020 Aug Los Angeles International Airport
I passed my checkride and am now a private pilot! Took a friend of mine for an aerial tour of Los Angeles. We followed the Special Flight Rule near Santa Monica and passed right above LAX. Can you spot the landing jet at the bottom left corner?
2020 May SoCal Logistics Airport
The airline industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Where do they park all those planes not in use? Turns out Runway 3/21 at Victorville (KVCV) was used to store some of these unused jets. The controller graciously allowed me to fly over this runway and see these birds eager to get back to the sky.
2020 February Ontario Airport
Passed by Ontario International Airport (KNOT) on my cross-country solo flight.
2020 February Catalina Island
Landing at Catalina Airport (KAVX) felt like landing on an aircraft carrier – the runway has 1,600 feet of elevation and sits in between two cliffs. No wonder it is called the airport in the sky! Here is a cloudy version of that macOS Catalina desktop image.