“Here, grab the wheel I need to pee” takes on new meaning when you’re flying 6000 feet over California mountains in a home-built plane.
Did I mention that as well as being the pilot, Bob built the Aircam himself, from a kit. Why? You’d have to ask Bob, but I imagine it was for the challenge or maybe even because ” it’s the the most fun plane” he’s ever flown.
What makes the Aircam so fun? Well, it flies low and slow, not attributes that leap to mind for air travel but that’s exactly why it’s great. How often have you watched out the window of a jet on approach and marvelled at tiny the world below. The Aircam thrives in that space, just above the ground at speeds that allow you to see every detail. You’re also outside, in the wind, feeling the air rush by. It’s like a motorbike, with wings, on steroids.
Here’s what the Northern California coast looks like from the Aircam.
If you’re interested in the construction process of the Aircam, and where it’s been flown it, check out Bob’s site