On a fairly mild day while exhibiting in Hangar B at EAA’s AirVenture last year, a familiar face stopped by. It was none other than Jim Campbell along with his full camera crew. Now I’ve had many sim sessions while training for the airlines but nothing makes me sweat more than being in front of the camera.
I had just wrapped up publishing my first year of HangarSphere and decided to exhibit at the biggest airshow in the world. EAA’s fairgrounds are only 100 miles from my house so it was a nice leisurely drive through some of the Dairyland’s most beautiful countryside each morning and night.
It was day 5 or 6 of the 7 day show and the crowds were beginning to thin a little. I had plenty of time during the week to hone my delivery and presentation of HangarSphere but as soon as Jim showed up with camera in tow, my mouth dried up, my heartbeat began to redline, and I even began to question if I could even recall the title of the magazine during the interview.
When the interview was complete, I took a quick second to review what I could have done better. I asked the cameraman if I did ok, and he said, “Once I’m done editing, you’ll look like a million bucks.” That sounded great but I would settle for about $3.50.
Fast forward to just a few days ago, I woke up and performed my morning ritual which included scrolling through ANN’s morning newsletter called “Propwash.” OMG, my interview was the second posting…above the fold! Again, my mouth dried, my heart raced, and every pore began to sweat. I clicked “Play” and watched between my fingers.
My hat’s off to the cameraman/editor! He did a great job, he took about 6 minutes of me rambling and turned it into something digestible. I don’t know how he did it but he did. When I see you again, the beer is on me. Thanks again to Jim Campbell and the ANN crew. Looking forward to returning the favor.
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Lars Jensen, ATP