John and I had the pleasure of meeting Dave Dixon and the gang based out of Holbrook, Arizona. You couldn't ask for a more hospitable bunch of people.
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The main song (the one that plays in the middle of this video) is from an Irish band called The Frames
(They are featured widely in Olivier Auberts and Mike Blythes 2 video expeditions).
Here is a link to a live performance on NPR that you can download as an mp3 file (thanks Harrison for the links!):
The Frames live at 9:20 Club in DC
Live music from the Movie Once
Here are some photos from this trip:
Dave ready to depart
JS and crew braving the cold
John Winslow Airport
John heading into the crater
Spot John (he's in there)
Damien states: Olivier - you should use their music too, it is pretty good
Joffa - stop making excuses and make a plan to execute your goal! Glad you enjoy it and thanks! February 15, 2008, 12:55 am
Olivier states: Yes, cool video, not too long, perfect length, great music !
What is that Frames band again ??
Olivier - Zurich - Switzerland
January 29, 2008, 10:33 am
Joffa (Melbourne Australia) states: Well well well Damien you have done it again...made my juices flow again to fly but ufortunenetly my bank balance forbids it (so does my wife LOL)keep up the great work cause if it wasn't for guys like you then this sport would die off...once again great job well done. January 9, 2008, 1:55 am
Mare states: I love the spicy Latin beat on this video. I'm glad you and your buddies are having great fun. It's all good for the soul! January 8, 2008, 1:57 pm
mack2fly states: Great video guys music suits it also and I thought we Newfies had the best scenery and flying weather January 7, 2008, 8:18 pm
Damien states: Frank - put your money not in the quality 3M brand, go for the Harbor Freight kind - 10 rolls for a dollar!
Chris - why not have both?
Andy / Sebastian / bobcee / Jozinko- Thanks January 7, 2008, 2:47 pm
Frank states: Nice video Damien. I am jealous...All the way to the bank too. Haha...I've decided to buy stock in the electrical tape market now. I predict there will be an Arizona shortage and the price with rocket up. Insider trading??? January 6, 2008, 3:54 pm
Jozinko states: Great video Damien, congratulations! January 6, 2008, 3:34 pm
bobcee states: stunning scenery. January 6, 2008, 1:09 pm
Andy states: Your trike videos are the best on the net, and they just get better! nice one. Andy, Cambridge UK January 6, 2008, 4:51 am
Chris states: An Excellent video Damien, it makes me want to change back to trikes from 3 axis!
I heard about your video from your email on the UK Microlight Yahoo group - thanks for letting us know. January 6, 2008, 4:03 am
Sebastian states: Great video Damien! January 4, 2008, 6:30 pm
Damien states: Dave - I see your getting good at basic arithmetic, I must up the ante and make the questions to add a message a little more complex
Rick - you would have had a great time. In any event, your a trooper Rick, always ready to go at the drop of a hat!
Mum - if you didn't point out the mistake, I would never have know a mistake happened... I always say, "if you don't make a mistake, you never learnt anything - and boy do I learn a lot!"
k9sb (Tim) - send me an email and we will go from there - thanks!
Ricardo/Larry - thanks for the great feedback! January 4, 2008, 12:23 pm
Larry A. states: I really enjoy your videos.
I met you at the trike maintenance class. January 4, 2008, 11:24 am
Ricardo states: Ey!, you are getting better and better every time, congrats! January 3, 2008, 10:33 pm
k9sb states: ANOTHER GREAT VIDEO
TIM January 3, 2008, 10:13 pm
mum states: god i don't know whats wrong with me grammer is spelt grammar i think its the heat we are in our summer January 3, 2008, 8:19 pm
Rick states: Once again, A Fantastic job of putting this together.... and making be jealous that I didn't make the trip! Thanks for introducing us to Dave and JS though and I'm looking forward to meeting them someday. January 3, 2008, 1:22 am
Dave Dixon states: The comment below was from me. Did'nt fill in the name/alias box......cheers DDDave January 2, 2008, 5:49 pm
Unknown states: I have to add 1 more comment. Damien has the best landings I've ever seen. I dont know how he floats that trike down so softly.It's amazing! Truely...Rest assured Mum,he is a very proficient pilot and quite a character.I want to extend an open invitation to all to come to N.E Az. and fly this beautiful area. Happy new year to all especially you Mum. P.S. my mum was my first passenger and she just loves my trike. She was worried in the beginning,but after she flew with me,she was fine. January 2, 2008, 5:47 pm
Damien states: Mark - thanks! I must get around to ordering a copy of your latest adventures. I like the "downloadable" option instead of having to buy physical media.
Andy - anytime you want to come along, just let us know.
Dave - good on you for quelling my mums concerns January 2, 2008, 2:22 pm
Mark Becker states: Congratulations Damien on another great movie... January 2, 2008, 2:12 pm
Andy Zigmantas states: As always, Damien goes places I only dream of taking my trike to. I will bring my trike out to go play with you and John soon! January 2, 2008, 2:11 pm
Dave Dixon states: We did have quite a time did'nt we Damien.Well worth braving the cold.Mum,your son is very professional as is John.I never worried once about safety. We all communicated our intentions and had a great time.I look foreward to many more flights with Damien,John,Frank Dempsey and all the other New Mexico and Az.guys.I'm looking foreward to the Salton Sea trip.Keep in touch Damien and John. January 2, 2008, 10:38 am
Damien states: mum - did you mean a couple of 'grandma' errors ?
Robin Hood - Pls send me an email.
All others - thanks for the feedback! January 2, 2008, 9:00 am
Robin Hood states: Damien Still busy downloading but I know it will be the usual amazing stuff!! How do I get the $20.00 to you from South Africa? January 2, 2008, 8:23 am
mum states: a couple of grammer errors January 2, 2008, 6:25 am
Mum states: Well Damien you have done it again my heart swells with pride when when i watch your videos but this one took my breath the scenery was amazing you have so much fun you are so professional and you comments are informing what pleasure you give to us armchair viewers keep up the good work and i like the people that you fly with i am sure you all keep an eye out for each other love as always HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL January 2, 2008, 6:23 am
Stephen Thomson states: convert. Great!!!! January 2, 2008, 4:33 am
jeanfrancois states: another great one....hope to be in one of these , soon...! January 1, 2008, 11:56 pm
flyboy4fun states: thanks for an other grate video! January 1, 2008, 3:24 pm
Damien states: Another great trip! Dave - thanks for taking care of us, and also rigging a camera on your trike. Took me months to work all that out, and we got it hooked up in an hour on yours !!!! January 1, 2008, 12:27 am