This is video from my last flight into San Jose CA on Southwest Airlines. I shot the video with a GoPro Hero3. The best thing that GoPro ever did was NOT put a zoom feature on their camera. People with video cameras, a word of advice. Keep your finger off the zoom. Let the action happen outside the camera and move through the frame.I have been flying American from DFW to SJC for years on their tired MD-80 equipment. I had gotten used to chewed gum in the seatbacks, broken armrests and live chickens running down the aisle. Now that Southwest is flying DAL to SJC direct, I was hoping that American would upgrade their equipment on the route. So far, they have not. See the peeling paint on the wing:
On the DFW-SJC route (probably one of the more lucrative flights for them), American resembles a third world airline. Time to upgrade American. I understand that there are some cheap 727s available in the Mojave desert. Sadly, those would be an improvement over the 30 year old Mad Dogs.
Here is a neat trick: with the iPhone panorama setting, you have to move the camera to get in the entire scene. But what if the scene is moving past you at 500 mph when you are in an airplane. Then you just hold the camera still and this is what you get:
What you see are the Texas plains south of Amarillo. I also did a Time Lapse of the landing:
I shot that with an iPhone 5.
Update on Training. We are thinking about doing the Hotter N Hell 100 next week in Wichita Falls. The RV Parks sell out early, so we’d have to leave Thursday for the Saturday ride. S with her nagging injuries means 25 miles for her, and I’d probably ride 50 miles. We can test out our new Camelbaks, which, by the way, were invented by a doctor for the HnH some years ago. He put water in an IV bottle and then in a sock for the ride. Everyone wanted one, so he ended up patenting it.
Monday: 30 Minutes Elliptical
Tuesday: Thai Food at Banana Leaf in Milpitas, CA
Wed: 3.10 Mile run around Stanford University. Here is what it was like:
Thurs: Back in Dallas. 3.55 mile run. Cypress Crossing Extra route
This Weekend, Austin.