FLYING IN AN ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT ABOVE LOS ANGELES
This unique and fun to fly FAA certified airplane will take off and land in only a few
hundred feet. The maximum weight is 1000 pounds, it carries 16 gallons of fuel and
has a range of 300 miles. It is equiped with standard flight and engine instruments,
including a transponder and a radio.
Flight school instructor Jon Thornburgh is checking the Bombardier engine before
take-off from Louis S. Zamperini airfield, named after the Torrance Tornado. During
the war Lou's B-24 bomber fell into see near Palmyra Island, he survived and was
rescued by the Japanese after drifting 47 days in a life raft, off the Marshall Islands.
View from the cockpit towards Long Beach just after we reached height
Panoramic view of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Pacific coastline
In the south of Los Angeles: King Harbor Marina at Redondo Beach from above
Panoramic view on the refinery south of El Segundo and LAX International Airport.
This hub at the Pacific Rim in Westchester, was formerly known as Mines Field.
Jon Thornburgh, a former Delta Airlines pilot who flew fighter planes in Vietnam, is
sitting behind me and doing all the work while i'm doing aerial photography...
Intersection of the Imperial Highway and San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES HARBORAbove San Pedro looking towards the container terminals of Los Angeles Harbor
Looking down on the S.S. Lane Victory, a cruise ship and Vincent Thomas Bridge
A big passenger liner is turning in the small harbour basin...
LONG BEACHPanoramic view on the L.A. River, Long Beach and the Marina Park
Since 1967 luxury liner Queen Mary is permanently moored in Long Beach Harbor