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FunPlacesToFly.com is owned and operated by OpenAirNet Inc., an organization dedicated to general aviation in the Dallas, Fort Worth area.
Our Goal is to build our YouTube Channel, where we hope to provide the best in Aviation related videos. We welcome opportunities to shoot video of Aviation related content without cost to individuals, groups and/or businesses. All videos recorded by FunPlacesToFly.com are shown our our YouTube channel, but you are free to embed any video we shoot on your website or any other media you choose.
Where? We are currently doing our video production in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but can venture out to other parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana if necessary.
Van's RV-12iS Pop Riveting in Tight Places
The majority of riveting on the RV-12iS is done with the LP4-3 Pop Rivet. Most go in very easily, but some require a great trick from Van's, an angled wedge that allows the installation of a Pop Rivet in situations where the pop rivet gun barrel is too large to use perpendicular to a surface.
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The Sky Chicken - Flying to all sorts of Fun Destinations!
Get ready for some Flyin'! We're headed out to shoot video of some of our Favorite Roosts with our Cessna 172 - The "Sky Chicken"!
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Van's RV Aircraft and 100 Dollar Hamburgers! Life is Good!
What a great combination, Van's RV Aircraft and Hamburgers! Join us as we Fly Gene's RV-7A from McKinney National Airport to Sulphur Springs Airport, to grab a burger at The Red Barn Cafe!
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Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver Unboxing and Set up - ForeFlight
Watch as we unbox and give an overview of the Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver and Flight Gear Backup Battery. It's small, portable and convenient. A great addition to anyone's flightbag.
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Vans RV-12iS Horizontal Stabilizer Construction: Vlog #1
In this video I'm putting the Hinge Brackets together for the front spar or the horizontal stabilizer of the RV-12iS.
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My RV! Some Basic Tools to Build a Van's Aircraft RV-9A
Here are some of the tools and accessories I used to build my RV-9A.
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Our Aircraft Partnership During COVID-19
This is not a HOW to, or a WHAT to do video. This is how we do our Aircraft Partnership in our Cessna 172.
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Name that Plane! - What is it? Texoma Aero Club
The Texoma Aero Club has a unique aircraft in its fleet. Do you know what it is? For more information about joining this club, see their website: http://TexomaAeroClub.com
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EAA Chapter 323 - Steve Riffe's RV-8 from Van's Aircraft
EAA Chapter 323 went out to North Texas Regional Airport in Denison, TX and got to see Steve Riffe's RV-8 from Van's Aircraft. What a beautiful airplane!
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EAA Chapter 323 - Frank Connery's RV-14A from Van's Aircraft
EAA Chapter 323 went out to North Texas Regional Airport in Denison, TX to see Frank Connery's brand new RV-14A from Van's Aircraft. Frank has done a wonderful job building this unique aircraft. I know he will enjoy it immensely.
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Flight to Sulphur Springs, Texas. EAA Fly-in for Food!
We flew our Cessna 172 to Sulphur Springs Airport in Sulphur Springs, Texas to sample the culinary delights provided by EAA Chapter 1094. Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon and Great Sausage. YUM!! Sorry, no food pictures. Our GoPros pooped out on us right after we landed.
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Aircraft Propeller Adapter for V8 Auto Engines - DEMO Run!
Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU demonstrates a real time demonstration of his company's geared drive on an automotive engine, allowing the conversion of auto engines for aircraft use. Please visit our website: http://VansAircraftBuilders.com/
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GoPros & Grass Strips - Fun in a Cessna 172 - in 4K!
On Sunday, we flew the Sky Chicken into Cedar Mills Airport (3T0) in Gordonville, Texas . A beautiful and well-kept grass strip worth checking out. Just a short walk to the Pelican's Landing Waterfront Restaurant.
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Soundproofing a Compressor - Van's Aircraft Builders
This video shows how we built our own soundproofing box for our shop air compressor. This really makes for happy neighbors, and spouses!
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Vans Aircraft RV-12iS Unboxing
Watch as we unbox an RV-12iS from Van's Aircraft. This is an exciting time, to build an actual Airplane!
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TOP FUN in an RV-7A from Van's Aircraft!
Compilation video of Gene Lee's adventures in his RV-7A! So MUCH Fun!
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Ranger Airfield Flyin 2019 - WOW! So many Airplanes!
The Best Fly-in in Texas! Fun for all! Good Friends, Good Food and Great Flying!
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Van's RV's and Warbirds
All sorts of Aircraft, including some Van's RVs, flew into EAA Chapter 323's Fall Fly-in at Sherman Municipal Airport in Sherman, Texas. We enjoyed a great breakfast and got to see some wonderful Aircraft.
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EAA Chapter 323 Pancake Fly in - Warbirds and Van's RVs
All sorts of Aircraft flew into EAA Chapter 323's Fall Fly-in at Sherman Municipal Airport in Sherman, Texas. We enjoyed a great breakfast and got to see some wonderful Aircraft.
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Texas Antique Airplane Fly-in - Gainesville, Texas
A huge assortment of Antique and General Aviation Aircraft at the Annual Antique Airplane Association Flyin in Gainesville, TX.
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Van's RV Aircraft at Gainesville Fly-in - Great Paint Schemes!
Lots of Great Looking Van's RVs at the Annual Antique Airplane Association Flyin in Gainesville, TX.
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TOP FUN In a SportCruiser Aircraft
SportCruiser owner, Mark Loth takes us up in his beautiful SportCruiser. Enjoy the ride!
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Vans Aircraft Builders Video Trailer
Here's the latest video trailer for use in Vans Aircraft Builders upcoming videos.
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GoPro - We've come a long way - Hero 4 / Hero 7 Compare
GoPro for Aviation has come a long way. In this video, we did a side-by-side compare of the GoPro Hero Black 4 and the GoPro Hero Black 7, showing the difference in quality and the incredible image stabilization feature of the Hero 7. All videos clips were shot at the same time using a dual mount I found at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ITsfuX
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MyPilotPro Aircraft Swivel Camera Mount for GoPro, Garmin Virb and More!
The MyPilotPro Swivel GoPro Airplane Mount! MyPilotPro make use of a RAM Mount to allow an action camera to point in any direction, making it possible to capture almost any shot you're looking for. This mount attaches to most airplane tie downs and doesn't require any tools.
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Flight to Sulphur Springs and a Tour of the Legend Aircraft Co.
Our EAA Chapter and a Local Flying Club were invited to have a tour of the American Legend Aircraft Company, which is famous for the Legend Cub, which a two-place, LSA certified aircraft designed for airfields of any size and surface.
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uAvionix skyBeacon ADS-B Install on a Cessna 172
Tom Ferraro installs the New ADS-B out system from uAvionix on FunPlacesToFly's 1969 Cessna 172. The skyBeacon is a revolutionary new way to equip ADS-B. Simply replace your existing navigation light with skyBeacon and you are ADS-B compliant.
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ADS-B - uAvionix Sky Beacon - Quick and Easy Install!
Tom Ferraro talks about the New ADS-B out system from uAvionix. The skyBeacon is a revolutionary new way to equip ADS-B. Simply replace your existing navigation light with skyBeacon and you are ADS-B compliant for 2020.
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Jason's Military Paint Scheme! Van's Aircraft RV-8
Hear Jason "Bacon" Seavolt talk about his unique (and beautiful) RV-8 from Van's Aircraft. An incredible experimental aircraft, with full IFR capability and an unbelievable interior. A must see!
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Fun Flight to Mesquite Metro Airport, Mesquite, TX - New FBO Tour!
We flew the FunPlacesToFly "Sky Chicken" to the Mesquite Metro Airport in Mesquite, TX and toured their new Airport Terminal. NICE! A definite Fun Place to FLY! All the amenities and courtesy cars! Be sure and check it out.
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Van's RV-8 - Military Style!
This is Jason "Bacon" Seavolt's Van's RV-8. An incredibly beautiful experimental aircraft, loaded with all the goodies. A must see!
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Homemade Powered Slider for GoPro - Static Aircraft Demo - DIY
Check out our new homemade powered slider for any action camera, especially GoPros! See a full descriptive video on how it's built and a list of the parts needed to make your own!
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Homemade GoPro Slider Video of a Sport Cruiser Aircraft
This video was shot with our new homemade powered slider for any action camera. The Sport Cruiser is a two-seat, single engine, tricycle undercarriage, fixed-wing aircraft that was introduced in 2006 by Czech Aircraft Works, now named Czech Sport Aircraft. This video was shot in North East Texas and is co-owned by 3 good friends of FunPlacesToFly.com.
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FULL DEMO! V8 Auto Engine with PSRU's Geared Drive for Aircraft
Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU demonstrates a real time demonstration of his company's geared drive on an automotive engine, allowing the conversion of auto engines for aircraft use.
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EAA Chapter 1246 Auto Engine Adapter Presentation
We visited EAA Chapter 1246's Monthly Coffee and Donuts get-together, where Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU gave a great presentation, talking about his company's products where they convert auto engines for aircraft use. Check out their website: https://www.AutoPSRUS.com
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Vans RVs in Formation at the Corsicana Airshow
A wide variety of Vans RV's at the Corsicana Airshow in Texas. See them flying in formation, with smoke on!
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Van's Aircraft RV Eye Candy!
Here are some great video clips with some interesting shots of Van's Aircraft. Cool paint schemes! Subscribe to Vans Aircraft Builders YouTube Channel!
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Van's Aircraft at the Texas Antique Airplane Annual Fly-in Event
We attended the Texas Antique Airplane Association's yearly fly-in in Gainesville, Texas. There were quite a few Van's RV Aircraft in Attendance.
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Gene Lee's RV-7A from Van's Aircraft
We interviewed Gene Lee about his beautiful Van's Aircraft RV-7A. Listen as he talks about getting his start in flying and acquiring his RV. Also, be sure and see the wonderful video footage of some of his flying adventures.
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Powered Aircraft Tow for Cessna's! PLUS a C172 flight to Commerce, TX
We just purchased a new Electric Aircraft Tug from MiniMaxTugs. Here we are demonstrating just how easy it is to operate. Prices just right for anyone wanting a great aircraft tug.
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Lightspeed Zulu 3 Aviation Headset Unboxing
In this video we are unboxing our new Lightspeed Zulu 3 Aviation Headset, along with a quick flight to try it out.
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Cessna 172 - Weight and Balance Calculation
Tom Ferraro, A&P/IA, performs a Weight and Balance on our 1969 Cessna 172K. Watch and listen as he goes into complete detail on the process.
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The New Sky Beacon ADS-B Out System - Review
Tom Ferraro talks about the New ADS-B out system from uAvionix. The skyBeacon is a revolutionary new way to equip ADS-B. Simply replace your existing navigation light with skyBeacon and you are ADS-B compliant for 2020.
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2019 Texas Antique Fly-in, Gainesville, TX - Teaser Trailer
Please make plans now to attend the 57th Fly-In on October 11th and 12th, 2019, in Gainesville, TX.
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Texas Antique Airplane Fly-in, Gainesville, Texas
Airplanes participating in the Fly-In include: Antiques, Classics, Warbirds, Replicas and Homebuilt airplanes that will be on display throughout the event. All aircraft are welcome. Gainesville, Texas, considered the northern Gateway to Texas is located on I-35, six miles south of the Oklahoma border. There will be static displays, group fly-bys and good food, plenty of flying activities, fun and educational seminars for kids. A fly-mart where you might find that special part you've been looking for and aircraft judging as well as exhibits, forums and vendors. Discounts on fuel and Door Prizes are also planned. NOTICE: Sitting under a wing and talking with old and new friends is not planned, but you can do it. Come join in on the fun.
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My Metal Mistress - A Totally Restored 1956 Cessna 172
Mike Laney invited us to go on an early morning flight in his wonderful, totally restored, 1956 Cessna 172. What a treat!
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AOPA Fly-in, Norman Oklahoma
What a great Fly-in! A large crowd and tons of cool aircraft to drool over. A good time was had by all!
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Late Evening Aviation Bliss - GoPro Session 5 - Cessna 172
What a beautiful evening for flying! We mounted our new GoPro Hero Session 5 and took to the skies.
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GoPro Hero 5 - NEW NFlightCam Aircraft Strut Mount
We did a review of the new Strut Clamp Camera Mount from NFlightCam. This camera mount allows the placement of a GoPro, Garmin, or any action camera with a 3-finger (GoPro-style) mount, or 1/4"x20 threaded socket, to almost any aircraft strut, from a J3 Cub, all the way up to a Cessna Caravan.
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The Best Little Airshow in Texas!
The Corsicana Air Show is considered 'Best Little Airshow in Texas,' when the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts a fun-filled day featuring vintage air planes from the World War II era. The Coyote Squadron, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force, operates from C. David Campbell Field, Corsicana's Municipal airport, which itself began as a pilot training center during World War II. Visit their website: http://www.coyotesquadron.org/
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How to Prevent Aircraft Propeller Blur - NFlightcam Prop Filters
One of most annoying things that we encounter when shooting video with our Airplanes, are those ugly dark lines of the propeller, spoiling the view and ruining the video. NFlightcam's propellor filter removes these propeller lines in 90% of typical VFR flight.
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Aviation - How to Sync GoPro Video and Audio Clips
How to edit and sync multiple aviation videos with Adobe Premiere Elements. A complete tutorial on editing and syncing videos shot with multiple cameras in different locations on your airplane. Keeping the timing consistent.
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My Cessna - The Pure Joy of Flight
On a beautiful North Texas evening flight, we flew over Lake Lavon and Lake Tawakoni to see the results of the massive amounts of rain received for the past weeks.
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Record Your Flight Audio to a GoPro Camera - NFlightCam
In this video, we talk about how to record your flight audio to the GoPro Hero 3, 3+ and 4 Camera using the NFlightCam Audio and Power Cable.
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GoPro Hero5 Session VS Hero4 Session - Stabilization
We mounted the new GoPro Hero5 Session and the Hero4 Session on our airplane and shot a comparison video. The new GoPro Session Video Stabilization is incredible, smoothing out the bumpy shots. The Hero5 Session is perfect for shooting video from your airplane. It's small, light-weight, more aerodynamic than the larger GoPro Hero camera, and has image stabilization.
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GoPro - How to get the best video from your Airplane!
GoPro has introduced a new action camera, The GoPro Hero5 Session, which is perfect for shooting video from your airplane. It's small, light-weight, more aerodynamic than the larger GoPro Hero camera, and has image stabilization. Check out the links below to order any items shown in the video from Amazon.
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Texas Antique Airplane Association's 54th Annual Fly-in
See a wide array of Antiques, Classics, Warbirds, Replicas, and Homebuilts. Considered the northern Gateway to Texas, Gainesville is located on I-35, six miles south of the Oklahoma border.
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Warbirds on Parade. Lancaster, TX - Commemorative Air Force
This years Warbirds on Parade was a complete success. Thanks to hard work of the DFW Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Fun was had by all!
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A Must See! Jimmy Doolittles Totally Restored Stinson Reliant!
We attended EAA Chapter 1246's monthly get together where they were having a Pancake and Sausage fly-in. There we saw Jimmy Doolittle's totally restored 1938 Stinson Reliant aircraft. The owner was gracious enough to tell us about the history of this glorious aircraft.
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Commemorative Air Force (CAF) World War II Air Expo - Dallas, Texas
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) World War II Air Expo - Dallas Executive Airport, Dallas. What a wide array of Fighters, Bombers and Military vehicles on display!
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I Love To Fly! I don't care how much it costs!!
If you love something this much, you'll find a way to make it happen.
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Every Pilot Should have 2 Airplanes - Bob Roger's Aircraft
Our good friend, Bob Rogers, has the best of both worlds, an Experimental Aircraft for pure fun and a General Aviation Aircraft for long trips and comfort. See his Mustang II and his 1966 V-35 Beechcraft Bonanza.
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AirVenture - Thats All, Brother - The C-47 that led the D-Day invasion
The C-47 that led 500 other aircraft, carrying over 13,000 paratroopers on D-Day in 1944. See the interior, including the cockpit, of this famous transport aircraft. The Commemorative Air Force.
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Mid America Flight Museum, Mt Pleasant, Texas
We had a great time visiting the Mid America Flight Museum in Mt Pleasant, Texas. There are a lot of beautiful Aviation museums across the country that have their own particular mission. Mid America Flight Museum is based in Mt. Pleasant Texas (KOSA). Their museum differentiates itself from many other museums in that the great majority of the airplanes in the museum fly on a regular bases, and that ongoing projects are being restored to fly! Check out there website: http://www.midamericaflightmuseum.org/
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Cessna 172 Crosswind Landing - 25 mph Gusts - Stratus ADS-B View
On this particular day, we had an extreme crosswind,straight across the runway with winds gusting at 25 mph. I asked my instructor, who has over 5,000 hours of flight time, to take us up for this video. We have and ADS-B setup using ForeFlight Stratus II for displaying traffic.
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This is Why I Love to FLY! GoPro!
An evening flight in our Cessna 172 that is equipped with a full Horton STOL kit. We flew out to Caddo Mills Airport in Texas and did some touch and go's. We had 3 GoPro Hero3+'s shooting the footage.
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Flight to The Hangar Hotel, Fredericksburg, Texas
The Hangar Hotel is in Fredericksburg, Texas. A great (fantastic) place to fly and spend the night. Rent a car or take a shuttle into town for even more fun and frolic. Food, shopping, museums and more! The Airport diner has wonderful food and atmosphere. Step back into the past during WWII and relive what is was like then.
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