Los Angeles to Boston in 2 Minutes!

You may already know that often to pass the time in longer flights I make little cell phone videos of the trip. Nothing special, seriously just a dumb time killer. Enjoy my recent trip east for the Christmas holiday!

The latest edition of my dumb little travel videos that I literally undertake to occupy myself during longer flights. Shot and edited on my iPhone X this documents my recent flight from LAX to BOS on United Airlines for the Christmas holiday. © Craig Durling

American Heroes Air Show - June 18, 2016

The American Heroes Air Show was held on June 18, 2016 at the Hansen Dam Recreational Area in Los Angeles.  Over a dozen helicopters representing LAPD, LASD, LAFD, LACoFD, CalFire, DEA, US Customs, USAF and more were on hand for spectators as well as several other static and interactive displays.  

Click on the image below to view the entire gallery and/or purchase images from this event.

© Craig Durling / DurlingMedia

© Craig Durling / DurlingMedia

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Flight

On Friday, September 21, 2012 Space Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) flew for the last time.  For this flight, the orbiter hitched a ride atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for a farewell tour around Southern Calfornia.  Paying its respects to such landmarks as Jet Propulsion Labratory (JPL), Universal Studios, Disneyland and downtown Los Angeles to name a few, Endeavour was greeted by thousands of onlookers everywhere it went.  Endeavour, the youngest of the now-retired shuttle fleet, was built in response to the loss of Challenger and placed into service in 1992.  Over it's storied career Endeavour flew 25 missions for a total of 122,853,151 miles and spent 299 days in space. She touched down for the final time on June 1, 2011 before being permanently decommissioned.  

Following a brief stay at Los Angeles International Airport Endeavour will travel by land through the streets of LA to ultimately spend the rest of its days proudly displayed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. Once open to the pubic visitors from around the world will be able to enjoy this enormous piece of history for years to come.

Personally, it was a huge honor to photograph Endeavour's final flight as it's the only shuttle in the remaining fleet I never had the chance to photograph during launch.  It was nice to share the moment with friends, fellow photographers and fellow aerospace enthusiasts.