Author: sunseekervp

  • SVP is now FAA part 107 certified

    In the last two months, I have been studying very hard to get my FAA part 107 certification. This certification is necessary if I want to ever make money doing drone work. I am pleased to report that, as of 27 January, I am now certified, and I can charge ridiculous sums of money to […]


  • Getting back into the swing of it, in 2023

    I realize it has been a while since I’ve posted. Early November to be specific. But I’m going to try to do a better job of posting What’s going on with SVP. Thanksgiving found the SVP family separated around the country. Cheryl and Benjamin were up in God’s country, commonly known as Michigan I was […]

  • Gatlinburg in the Fall

    Gatlinburg is obviously one of the most beautiful places to visit in the fall. I happened to be able to take my In-Laws on a trip down there, to enjoy the fall foliage and the town. None of us had ever been to Gatlinburg, and quite frankly I was not exactly “looking forward” to going […]

  • Back to the Tulip Trestle for fall colors

    I was at the tulip trestle today about 4 PM, getting some video and pictures with the beautiful fall foliage. I think another week and it will probably be at peak color. Located east of Bloomfield and west of Solsberry near the community of Tulip, the 2,307 feet long and 157 feet tall steel-girded railroad […]

  • A beautiful afternoon on Lake Lemon

    Yesterday I had every intention of just getting some good videos of the beauty of the fall leaves against the backdrop of the glassy smooth lake but unexpectedly I found myself recording the practice session of the Indiana University women’s rowing team. I do hope that they see this video and enjoy it

  • Saturday October 1 was Bridge Day

    On Saturday October 1, I finally tackled a project I had been thinking about for some time. I wanted to fly around some of my favorite bridges that crossed the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky. The video below is a compilation of all of the bridges i visited on Saturday October 1. Lewis and […]

  • Safety Issues force the hand of Bloomington, and the Johnson Creamery smokestack is…er…circumcised..

    Johnson’s Creamery is a historic creamery building located at Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana. The original section was built about 1914, and is a two-story, rectangular, red brick building. Additions were made to the original building until 1951, and are all constructed of red brick with parapets. The iconic smokestack dates to 1949. Johnson’s Creamery vacated […]

  • Iconic IU building is demolished

    The Poplars building on Seventh street in Bloomington was a landmark and for many years, the tallest building on Campus. The building, which was constructed in 1964 as a hotel, was purchased by Indiana University in 1972, and eventually converted to office space. The 150,000-square-foot facility was doomed by the IU board of trustees about […]

  • Long-overdue construction project progress

    Last week i went and checked out the progress being made at one of our most complex intersections. For those of you not from around here, we had 5 roads meeting in a haphazard way, with frequent backups on at least 2 of the roads. To say it was irritating would be an understatement After […]

  • A week with the grandson

    What a busy week! It’s amazing how much energy a two year old has