There will be a small film crew out at the LZ this coming Saturday. It will consist of about an 8 person crew with the intention of filming gliders coming in for a landing & flying about in the air. The short film segments will be used for an educational on line text for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 mathematics textbooks.
This is a current project with Larson Text Books called The Big Ideas STEM episodes. A little info on some of their past work here: http://ca.bigideasmath.com/
We met with the film crew production manager Casey Hollands a few weeks back at AJX to go over location logistics. They will basically have hand held cameras with an interviewer/commentator talking with the gliders coming in for landings in the background. They will be located at the NW end of the LZ on the dirt part for most of the filming. They were informed of our landing approaches & assured me they will stay clear of all aircraft. Filming will take 4-5 hrs. & they plan to be on location about 1:30 pm.
The web episodes are approximately five minutes long and open with a real life example/application of the topic to be focused on in the chapter. The Andy Jackson Airpark was chosen because one of their episodes uses hangliders (specifically their wing design) to demonstrate the concept of congruency. Ok, a show of hands please, how many out there knew that???
So, if you want to help train our youth for the future, tell your family you must come out & fly this Saturday for the educational enhancement of many. Also, after I explained we are a Non Profit 501 C (3) involved with the training & improvement of flying skills for all pilots, he agreed to a tax deductible donation to the CSS general fund for our expenses. They will also do a lead in plug for the Andy Jackson Airpark located in San Bernardino, CA (future pilots).
I didn't know how to explain that " a WHACK is just one of our training tools used by many to focus peer pressure on the improvement of your landing skills"? I guess they will just see for them selves...