Flying through clouds

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The monsoon activity in the Tucson area has been pretty dramatic the last few days. Here's a video I made of three different flights showing the landscape and clouds, from about 2000' to over 6000' on Mount Lemmon Be sure to watch in HD and full screen:

 
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Nice work! Did you get any moisture on the lens? I take it the bird was fine after flying through all that fog or clouds.


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Nice work! Did you get any moisture on the lens? I take it the bird was fine after flying through all that fog or clouds.
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I was surprised to see that there was no moisture on the lens. There were two layers of low clouds, one lower down and one mid-way to the summit of Mount Lemmon and neither caused moisture problems. I'm no meteorologist so I have no idea why ... Glad you liked the vid!
 
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Very cool video! Not being from that part of the country I was surprised to see cactus growing on those high altitude rock formations.
 
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Very cool video! Not being from that part of the country I was surprised to see cactus growing on those high altitude rock formations.
It may look like it's high altitude, but Tucson is around 2000' ASL and the flights included in the video were from between 2400' and 6000' ASL. High for the desert but not the Rocky Mountains. Glad you liked the video!
 
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Awesome video (and nice IFR flying)! Can't wait to shoot there soon!
 
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Awesome video (and nice IFR flying)! Can't wait to shoot there soon!
Thanks! It's a great place to fly - cool rock formations and canyons with flowing water. Hope you post your video after you get to fly there!
 

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