UPDATED WITH CLIPS: Gyron Captures P-51’s for Airshowbuzz.com

gyronp511In the final week of February, 2009, a team of aerial cinematography experts, including Aerial D.P. Doug Holgate, Aerial Coordinator / Camera Pilot Kevin Larosa and Gyron Technician / Producer Scott Smith converged at the Friedken’s Comanche Ranch south of Houston near the Mexican border to capture an amazing Air Show routine. Three vintage P-51 Mustangs were flown by Dan Friedkin, Ed Shipley and lead pilot Jim Beasley for incredible footage that will be used by Airshowbuzz.com in Ed Shipley’s latest project called ‘The Horsemen Cometh’. Major “Max” Moga, who was on board the Eurocopter B3 helicopter with the Hi Def Gyron mounted on the nose to capture the three Mustang’s routine, will narrate the documentary. Moga was very impressed with the Gyron system and mentioned that he had never seen aerial footage captured this well before.

According to Holgate, “we were able to go out to the end of the Fujinon 42 times lens and hold the entire Air Show from beginning to end with the three P-51’s wingtip to wingtip and sometimes even tighter, with total stability.” Noted Larosa, “the stability of the Gyron allowed us to stand off and pick our times to move closer to the Mustangs when we needed to” while Holgate added that “the ability of the Gyron system to hold stability at the end of the lens while pulling lateral G’s or in a rapid descent is key to getting these types of moves captured”.

CHECK OUT THE GYRON CAPTURED CLIPS HERE (and be sure to read the comments):


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