Stats, specs & stories:
Cessna 182RG better known as Valerie.
Year of manufacture: 1986 Four seat single piston engine - retractable undercarriage. Maximum takeoff weight: 1406 Kg Average speed: 254 km/h
Previous owner: The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) used this aircraft to patrol its borders against the illegal importation of drugs. Now she flies around Australia capturing images of our amazing country.
Project commenced: May 2016 Total flight time: 247 hours Distance traveled: 62,754 km
Phase One FX Camera with IQ4 150MP Digital Back. mounted in the rear underbelly of the plane. Wireless connection to an iPad with shutter release hard wired to the aircraft control yoke. Lenses: Schneider Kreuznach 55mm ls f/2.8 / 80mm ls f/2.8 / 150mm f/4.5