October 22, 2010

NLCS Games 1 and 2 in Philly

Last weekend, I flew over the first two games of the National League Championship in Philadelphia.   It was quite windy aloft but we were able to get both events in without any issues.  There definitely is a vibe you feel during the baseball playoffs that you just don't get during a regular season game.  Some of the highlights in this video include the giant American Flag in the outfield for the opening ceremonies and the fireworks at the end of the video celebrating the Phillies' game 2 win.  Check out the excitement in the crowd when they are cheering.  Its amazing how the stadium comes alive when Philly is playing well during the game. 
Also I added some of my own original music to this video.  I put this together a while back in Garage Band and thought I'd share it since it seemed to fit the tranquil mood of flying at night. 

October 21, 2010

Conan Blimp Flyby

For those who can't get enough of the Conan Blimp, we did a little flyby of the ship while it was sitting on the mast the other day.  They've been busy in New York covering the American League Playoffs at Yankee Stadium this week.  We were on our way up to Boston to cover some events in between National League Playoff games in Philadelphia. 

October 13, 2010

Buoyant in Baltimore

We spent a short time in Baltimore, Maryland last weekend.  Here is some video and a few pictures  from my flight.  Highlights include the Baltimore Inner Harbor, the Ravens Stadium and Fort McHenry.

October 4, 2010

Conan Blimp in Philly

On our way to cover the big Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins game on Sunday, we saw the new Conan Blimp flying exposure over the stadium area. I had enough time to take a few snapshots and some video of it before we had to get to work over the game. Its always fun taking blimp to blimp pictures since we're normally only being photographed from the ground. Hopefully we'll be crossing paths again soon.

Keep an eye out for the Conan Blimp through the next month as they provide aerial coverage for the baseball playoffs on TBS.

October 2, 2010

Sabres Game

Well I didn't get to see the Bills game from above last weekend in New England due to the weather but I did get to catch a Sabres preseason game in Philadelphia last night. Its rare to get to see your hockey team in an opponents arena especially when you travel full time for work. The pure chance that they are playing in the same town you are in on a night off just about never happens. Lucky for me, Buffalo began their home and home series against the Flyers on the road to wrap up the preseason. Since it was a bit of a special occasion I sprang for some good seats in the lower level behind the Flyers' bench.

The Sabres ended up loosing the game 3-1 but it was an entertaining experience overall. I made sure to get there early so I could walk around the arena and get a Philly Cheese steak for dinner. I immediately felt like an outsider in my Sabres shirt as I was surrounded by a sea of orange and black. The Flyers fans are definitely hardcore hockey fans from dressing in team colors to the constant heckling of the Buffalo players. I only had the courage to let out a "Lets Go Buffalo!" once after it looked like they might tie up the game on the power play. The Philly fans around me didn't give me too hard of a time though for it though.

Its just a shame I couldn't see a Sabres win. Oh well, hopefully I'll catch another game this season when they count!