“The Best Office View”—Part 3!

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Welcome aboard
“The Best Office View—GoPro Version!”

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Having a little fun while sitting in the KOAK penalty box…

As you all know, I got a new toy for Christmas (well, Tax Return season, anyway):  a GoPro!


But First . . .


A special shout-out to blog friend Karim, who’s zany vid clip in my surprise birthday video back in June inspired the following Photoshop pic . . .

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Hey, kids, be sure to eat up your bowl of Cap’n Aux cereal,
so you too can grow up to be big, strong Cap’ns!


Now, as for that GoPro thingy . . .
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“How’s this gizmo work, anyway?”
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“Ah! Now I’ve got it!  I think…”

My very first day shooting happened to be the day of the Phoenix 2013 Scottish Highland games.  So, being part Scotish, I strapped on me kilt and headed down for some fun!

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A lovely day for tanning . . . .
Just remember: if I was wearing undies it’d be called a SKIRT!
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Visiting my distant cousins at the Clan Kincaid tent! 
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 The Scottish punk rock bagpipe band Celtica.  How cool is that?!

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My first GoPro Gif, made of the “caber toss.”
I may be semi Scot but I wouldn’t touch that sport with a 10-meter caber!

(Note: all of the GIF’s are super lo-res, to keep the size down…)
Speaking of Gifs, if you didn’t see it, here’s one from my 1st GoPro vid,
“The Flight Gathers and now my Watch Begins”:

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And if you happened to miss it, here’s the vid!

OK, how about some lovely views from the office?

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Descending into KSLC
I love the slight fish eye lens look of the GoPro. It catches a lot!
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Climbing outta KLAX—Long Beach and the SoCal Coast

…and it exaggerates the earth’s curvature for a nice “Low orbit” effect…
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Cruisin’ over the Rockies

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climbing outta MPVR (Puerta Vallarta) 
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Descending into KTPA (umm I think!)
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climbin’ outta—um, just climbin’! 

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Skimmin’ the cloud tops
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How’s about a little Grand Canyon Tour!


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OK, enough funnin’ around.
Time for some serious GoPro—the Best Of!
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PHX Sky Harbor from the ground.
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And finally…
My vote for GoPro pic of the Year!

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This is the GoPro version of my “DFW molten sunset” pic from “Office View Part 1.” This, after 9.6 hours flying, including a 200 nm diversion around a mega-t’storm and an ILS missed approach in a rain squall.  It was worth the effort!

Made a little meme with this great quote:

And another similar meme:


Had some fun with my FO’s pic.
I flipped it around so he got “promoted to Captain,” and wrote this fairy tale for him…
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…and let’s touch down with one more Gif.  Can you guess where this is?*
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I’ve got a couple more great GoPro vids in the works, but theyr’e gonna take some time, 
so stand by . . .
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For now, it’s time to go home.
And I’m taking my new toy with me!

*Don’t quote me, but I think it’s either KJFK or KCLT!


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