HangarTalk - Part 1

Tips, Tricks & Techniques

HangarTalk - Part 1 is 2 hours and 18 minutes long and was originally released on VHS.
HTalk1 was the natural follow-on to FitzGerald's Award Winning video "A Beginner's Guide to Ultralight Flying" . It was conceived as a way to bring the learning of experienced aviators to the general Sport Flying Community through the medium of videotape.
The first in a two part series aimed at disseminating practical Ultralight "Tips, Tricks & Techniques" to the flying public. It features more of the same type of information-packed interviews and music segments that made FitzGerald's "Beginner's Guide" such a success. Two professionals (Ed Wilson & Fred Kimmel) and two high time ultralight enthusiasts (Duane Life & Steve Mock) share some of their voluminous knowledge in this tape. Subjects covered include engine, airframe, electrical and propeller matters.

To see the entire movie on YouTube, click any of the above links or right HERE.

The HangarTalk Guys - Click on any name below to go directly to that interview.

Tech Notes

For those who might be interested in some of the digital editing equipment used to edit HangarTalk, here is what FitzGerald wrote at the time it was produced (1997)...
"Hangar Talk #1 represents a step up to a full digital editing suite with a Power Computing PPC running the MacOS on a 200mHz 604e Newer Technology MAXPowr Card with a fast/wide Atlas drive coursing through an Adaptec 2840UW. The software employed is Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, InfiniD & PhotoShop. FitzGerald is now using a Toshiba TSC-200p 3 Chip Hi-8 camcorder. This tape was final mastered on D3 Digital Video Tape for VHS dubbing.
The music was recorded and mastered on Sandy White's 16 track system at his studio in Maize, Kansas. FitzGerald once again relied on his trusty 1971 Gibson SG for all of the lead tracks and most of the rhythm tracks. He also employed White's Stratocaster and a classic Mosrite Surf Guitar for other rhythm tracks. Once again, the Sequential Tom drum machine was used for the beat but the bass and keyboard tracks were provided by White's synthesizers."
Fitz used Band-In-A-Box as MIDI controller software this time.
All of the music for this tape was written, performed and copyrighted by FitzGerald. The only exception was part of the music bed for the "hawk open" which was performed by Chameleon Music of Massachusetts.