Hello everyone, new member to the site, but I visit from time to time.
Sorry if this is in the wrong section, but it seemed to be the most fitting one.
Lately, I have been thinking about starting a flying video blog. This would be similar to many other "moto-vlogs" on YouTube, only this would be in a plane as opposed to a motorcycle or car. I figure I can talk about maneuvers, ATC calls, how to go about starting flight training, my own flight training, and the like. Granted, I am just a beginner pilot myself, just now starting my instrument rating. I've got a microphone that rests in my headphone ear-cup, so that would be how I'd record my voice. I will be flying mostly in a Cessna at a towered airport.
But my question is, do you guys think this might be a bad idea as far as a legal standpoint? I know that if someone got hurt doing a maneuver or something and blamed it on me, it would be a big issue. But what about myself doing something dumb on the air, not noticing, and it gets on YouTube? Would covering the N# placard and censoring the N# being said over the radio be enough to not cause an issue?
I know people record themselves flying all the time, but I have a feeling something like this is a whole different story.
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But what about myself doing something dumb on the air, not noticing, and it gets on YouTube?
From what you say- you're a student pilot(IR) still and you will make mistakes, we all do. Sure, you'll get the odd 'tuber that likes to shout their mouth off behind their almighty keyboard, because they have 12000 hours on a flight sim but you've already shown you can fly safely so you've got nothing to worry about.
Anyway, having an audience may make you a little more atentive and make you strive for perfection which can never be bad!
Peterh337, is probably one of the best to talk to about camera's and mounting- Best of luck,
If you make a v-blog about flying I would suggest you stick to talking about your own flights and experiences rather than trying to make how-to guides for other people. I'm not sure it would be particularly useful to talk about maneouvres because flying isn't something you can learn just from watching videos. I also have a feeling it would be considered irresponsible to try and make instructional videos on flying.
You don't need to worry about doing things wrong. You weren't given a license by accident, so you should be generally competent. If you make mistakes (like everyone does) then that can just be another thing to talk about (or you can edit out the bad bits if you just want to look like a sky-god! ).
For recording have a look at the NFlightcam+. It has a pass through adaptor to plug into the headset jacks for audio and it has a built in GPS. It's not cheap though.
Personally I think I'd enjoy watching your clips if they were personal, and about your experiences. I like Peters blogs because he doesn't attempt to teach you something, but you inherently find you are learning something (writing as a GA pilot). I would avoid teaching people manoeuvres, and leave that to instructors and flight schools. Plus speaking to a qualified law practitioner would be a better place to get info on the legalities of it all. I'd also avoid telling people how to get into training as there's lots of variables, and people have various sources (including on here). Looking forward to seeing your first production
I do already have a camera (GoPro Hero2) and plenty of mounts for it, so I think I can work with that to suit my needs.
Also, I think what I would do as far as talking about maneuvers and ATC and stuff would be just mentioning them. I don't think I have the competency to teach it. Since I'm in my instrument training, I think I'd just talk about SID's and STAR's, explaining why I'm doing what I'm doing. Still, this is all in the works and may or may not happen. I'll have to try it out and see.
Recording flights A to B is definitely something I'll want to do.
Not being a flyer, only an enthusiast to aviation i tried to answer some of your questions!
But there seems to be a time limit to answer here and all i wrote was lost. I´m a former camera guy and would like to help you. Please PM me your specific questions and i will answer. I´m not shy to explain the stuff in here, but for today i had enough, haha.