~WHAT IS THE FUNDING FOR?
All proceeds raised will go directly to funding the additional costs that are required in order to complete this video. Your pledges cover the additional costs of aircraft rental, fuel, additional camera equipment, production costs, and licensing fees. Any funding that exceeds the project goal will only allow me to give you a much more enjoyable and lengthy video at the end of the 2013 storm chasing season.
~ABOUT THE VIDEO:
This spring, take flight and chase storms like nobody else. See severe weather, tornadoes, and lightning from UP THERE!!!!
Up There is the only aerial storm chasing video documentary project that is taking place during the 2013 severe weather season. Storm chasing video packed full of super cell thunderstorms, tornadoes, and even lightning. In this unique and amazing video, you will be introduced to a fresh perspective of storm chasing. Up There takes the viewer along for a birds eye view of the most powerful, destructive, and amazing weather on the planet.
~HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Click the green "Pledge This Project" button and pledge whatever you can afford. If you can't afford to pledge, you can still help by sharing this page, on Facebook or Twitter!
~WHAT ARE YOU FUNDING?
You are funding a video that can be used in aviation education, pilot education, and even storm spotter and chaser education. You will even be able to enjoy this different approach to storm chasing in your own living room.
All funding will be used to cover additional filming and production costs such as: equipment rental, insurance, fuel costs for the airplane(s), in-air flight time, and production and licencing rights. The more pledges received means more time in the air, which ultimately means a more enjoyable experience for you. The goal is to create a video that will leave you amazed, speechless, and even blown-away.
Professional grade video equipment is being used and will allow for smooth, stabilized, high definition video that will literally give you the storm chasing ride of your life. Hopefully, leaving you speechless as you see the severe weather from a perspective that few will ever see. Let this video take your breath away with each storm that is encountered.
My name is Caleb Elliott. I am the pilot and storm chaser. With nearly 2000 hours of flight time, safety and regulatory compliance has been key to completing each and every one of my flights. Most of the flight time I have acquired consists of time spent as Pilot in Command of cargo aircraft and as a Professional Airline Pilot flying passenger jets. Flying through the most extreme and dangerous weather is what I have been trained to do and its what I have been doing for most of my pilot career.
During the last 9 years chasing storms and flying airplanes, I have pushed myself to learn as much as I could about forecasting severe weather, tornadoes, and even weather patterns. In aviation, you are subjected to the most extreme and hazardous atmospheric conditions on the planet, yet you must know how to overcome and even know when to circumnavigate the storms in order to get the job done efficiently and get your passengers home safely.
During the air chasing process, my chase partners and I will also be acting as an "Eye in the Sky", if you will, providing accurate and real-time stormy weather coverage. With the communications ability in the aircraft, we will be relaying timely, precise messages that will save lives and keep those on the ground safer. How is this possible? We will be able to see the "Big Picture".
The National Weather Service, flight instructors and training schools, and even storm spotter training classes will be able to benefit from this video, too, in a way that will be educational and cool enough for your kids.
Please, consider a pledge to back this video project and help Wx-Pilot.com lead the way in aerial storm chasing.
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Risks and challenges
This video will focus on capturing the most raw and violent severe weather video while flying an airplane and to bring you along for the ride on the chase. Now, while this is a video involving the chasing of severe weather, it will still depend on how many storms happen and how long the storm season lasts.
Storm chasing is dangerous and should not be attempted without a basic understanding and knowledge of meteorology, storm structure, and storm spotter training. To do this in airplanes is extremely dangerous! I do not recommend anyone try itLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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