The camera or cameras in the cockpit you use to capture your video can vary widely depending on the individual user. We use an odd assortment of types styles and brands to capture the footage. We have everything from HD to 4k mounted in various locations or handheld. We have in our collection Canon, GoPro, Garmin, Sony and even a few things shot on iPhone. All can record in HD or 4K so it comes down to the software you use for editing your footage.
garmin Virb Ultra 30
I use a few different mounts to attach my cameras to the aircraft and honestly I would say that it takes less than a handful to make good videos. As far as I am concerned the only mounts you really need are a couple suction cup mounts for inside, a tiedown and strut mount for the exterior. I rent the aircraft from the school where I fly so there are limits to what I can do, I also have some inspection covers with mounts on them that work great. For inside I use the suction cup mounts from GoPro.
One of my favorite activities is going to a fly in. every year you can find a few fly-ins at local airports around the state and country. This one is a fundraiser for the EAA chapter on the field, you just never know who or what will show up. We have decided to use personal YouTube channels to allow others to add content. If you have a channel and would like to contribute shoot an email to
A return trip from MIE to I73 in a Cessna 172. I was getting some solo cross-country in to prepare for my private pilot’s license. I had some issues with a couple of my cameras on this trip so I was unable to get much footage. check my YouTube channel for more videos.
A little look around on a busy Sunday afternoon at Moraine Airpark I73, then a flight to check a few more things off for my oral and flight tests. Moraine airport is home to Beaver valley aviation if you are interested in lessons.