Plane Recording

It's been a while...

I haven't had a lot of time to focus on recording and enjoying myself lately. So I thought I'd go the extra mile and squeeze in a fun day out recording some unique source...and this is where this beauty comes in...

Very fun! I headed out to a local hobbyist runway just outside of Edinburgh with two very talented recordists, George Vlad & Joe Cavers. The plane is owned by vintage plane enthusiast and aerobatic pilot Gavin. He told us about its history and fascinating story of how it ended up in Scotland. Built in 1936, it was originally used to train German Luftwaffe pilots during WWII. The Bücker Bü 131 "Jungmann"  is a rare find today, especially with its 8 litre, 4 cylinder engine still intact! It was a fantastic little aircraft with buckets of character. 

Between the three of us we had enough gear (and just enough time!) to capture a few idle perspectives as well as some inflight recordings and pass-bys. For our idle/start-ups, we set up an 8040 stereo pair near the engine/propeller with a D100 and 416 off to the side, capturing a slightly different perspective. We also had an M10 handheld inside the passenger compartment. George was brave enough to get onboard for a ride along and took his D100. Meanwhile myself and Joe had positioned ourselves along the runway to capture the pass-bys. 

It's just a snippet of what we got that day but hopefully, I'll be using some of these recordings in a new project soon :)