Last year I had the opportunity to fly a really cool plane in the Terracam Hawkeye. This was a project designed to measure agricultural crop moisture through infrared photography. The Hawkeye is designed with an onboard IR camera plus it had another camera that beamed a signal to the ground so my co-piolot could see what was below the Hawkeye on his laptop. He could also see my navigational direction, altitude and location coordinates. Through simple conversation we would determine if I was where I needed to be while the IR camera took pictures. To make things even more complicated we also installed another camera to continuously take pictures of the ground below. It was a great experience to fly a parasail aircraft.
Oct 27, 2011 No Comments