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Watch: Bike blogger tries to fly a plane above Seattle (again)

I am trying it again. I noticed the other day that Microsoft Flight Simulator has updated much of the imagery for Seattle. So that seems like a great reason to take to the skies again and make another video (or more?).

I created this video for urbanists.video, a new service created by Alexander Harding to collect and host urbanist videos using the federated PeerTube software (being federated means you can follow urbanists.video channels from other federated services such as Mastodon). Seattle Bike Blog is happy to be an early tester for the service, which is a cool idea. I’ll still be using the Seattle Bike Blog YouTube channel, but maybe I’ll be posting some things in both places? We’ll see.

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But for real, our city is just a wonderfully beautiful place. My bike rides with the kid to and from preschool are often the best parts of the day.

Also, a tip of the hat to the random Flight Sim pilot who decided to land the Hughes Hercules (AKA the “Spruce Goose”) in Lake Union at the 2:00 mark. I definitely would not want to be chilling in a hot tub boat when that thing comes roaring in.

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2 responses to “Watch: Bike blogger tries to fly a plane above Seattle (again)”

  1. Tom Fucoloro

    Also, if anyone has any issues with the video, let me know! This is all very much a project in development, so bug reports are a big help.

  2. Don Brubeck

    Beautiful and sweet, Tom! Nice to have a high level view once in awhile to remind us of what we’ve got and what we’ve done.

    I never could get the Cesna to fly without crashing. Very impressive flying while narrating.

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