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Ultralight HangarTalk

Tips, Tricks & Techniques Part Two
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Brian makes a low pass with a videocamera attached to the left wing of his Quicksilver MX. This still photo (taken by Vic Shepherd of Wichita, KS) represents one quick pass out of dozens of hours flown over 4 months to accumulate the 8 hours of footage utilized to edit the music video "MXing It Up" - featured in HangarTalk #2

Click HERE if you want to see this music video.

"Hangar Talk - Part 2" is the second in the two part series aimed at disseminating Ultralight "Tips, Tricks & Techniques" to the flying public. Good, useful information is key to safe flying. Part #2 has a running time of 2 hours and 26 minutes. FitzGerald seems to be stuck in a groove because - like each of the previous two ultralight videos - it took him two years to complete HangarTalk - Part 2. Since you probably already have purchased HTalk Part #1 you will be familiar with the format of Part #2.

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Ed Wilson of Leading Edge Air Foils (L.E.A.F.) of Colorado Springs returns...

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Bob Gambrill
Most people are satisfied with one career per lifetime but Bob Gambrill had two and they were both in aviation. His first career was as an Aviator with the U.S. Navy and his second career was with the F.A.A in the flight test division.

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Jim Goswick.
Jim is also retired from the military after a career with the U.S. Air Force. He is a long-time ultralight aviator and will show off his classic Terradactyl ultralight and talk about engine and other matters.

Hangar Talk #2 represents another technological step up for FitzGerald. He is now using a PowerMac 7300 with a Newer Technology G3 Processor that really makes things go a lot faster. He is still using the Adaptec 2840UW but now it is feeding an external 9.1gig fast/wide/ultra drive by APS of Kansas City. The software employed is still Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, InfiniD & PhotoShop. FitzGerald is still using the trusty Toshiba TSC-200p 3 Chip Hi-8 camcorder but will be transitioning to a digital camera and FireWire before too long. This tape was final mastered on D3 Digital Video Tape for VHS dubbing.

For Part #2, (except for "Escape to Benton" which was recorded and mastered on Sandy White's 16 track system at his studio in Maize, Kansas) all the music was recorded on the computer system outlined in the previous paragraph. The software employed was MacroMedia's Deck II which is truly amazing (and maybe some day soon Fitz will finally realize that you can't "red line" digital recordings like you can with analog - but we won't dwell on that ). FitzGerald once again relied on his trusty 1971 Gibson SG for all of the lead tracks and most of the rhythm tracks except for the credits tune, "Endless Skies - Blue Version" on which he played his Daughter Bevin's Stratocaster. By the time he finishes his next tape Brian is sure she will be ready to accompany him on it because she is learning to play the guitar very fast.

Fitz used Band-In-A-Box as MIDI controller software again. All of the music for this tape was written, performed and copyrighted by FitzGerald.