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Vans RV-14 climb performance up to 17,500′

Vans RV-14 climb performance to 17,500′ I recorded my Vans RV-14 rate-of-climb as I passed thru each thousand foot altitude.  The autopilot was on, using 95 knots indicated airspeed for the climb to altitude.  As the RV-14 passed thru each thousand foot altitude I recorded the Garmin G3X display showing

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This must be heaven | My Vans RV-14

A recent flight in my Vans RV-14 was like being in heaven.  Tale a look and see if you don’t agree. This video was shot entirely with one GoPro Max 360 camera.  After retiring at 38 and doing everything on my bucket list, I built an airplane and spend my

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How Pros use a GoPro Max 360 camera

Professionals use 360 cameras differently When a Pro uses a 360 video camera like my GoPro Max, most of the time you wouldn’t recognize the video as 360 video.  In this video I shoot a scene with a GoPro Max 360 mounted underneath the left wing of my Vans RV-14. 

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It’s easier to retire in 4 years than 40 years

Most people can’t achieve financial freedom even after 40 years. Dan Baker has retired three times before age 44.  He shows you how to retire in 4 years.  What he shows you can change your entire concept of achieving real financial freedom.  Nobody agrees with him, because nobody has done

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Fire – Fire – Fire – Fire – Ready – Aim

Fire – Fire – Fire – Fire – Fire Ready – Aim – Fire is how most approach life. Well, almost everybody. Dan Baker takes a slightly different approach to life. Dan’s slight twist on Ready – Aim – Fire is more like this. Fire – Fire – Fire –

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Stupidest person in the world

Meet the stupidest person in the world. That would be me, Dan Baker. I’ve done more stupid stuff in my life than anyone else. Retired at 19, and then blew it all by 25. Retired again at 38, then guess what? Blew it all again… on a cute blond this

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Photographers are Eunuchs

Photographers are like Eunuchs. Eunuchs are castrated harem watchers.  Being a Eunuch might sound like a great career, but trust me, it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be.  Spending all day hanging out with all the harem girls.  But all you can do is watch… because you have

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What if a steakhouse niched down?

If a steakhouse “niched down”, what would it look like. With it seeming like everybody, and every business, seeking to niche down these days, Dan Baker explores this question, what would a steakhouse look like if it really niched down? From Dan’s slightly different perspective, or make that really different

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Why you shouldn’t niche down

You shouldn’t niche down. It seems like everybody wants to niche down anyore, because everybody knows that “niching down” is the answer for success. But it wasn’t too long ago that everybody “knew” that the earth was flat. Dan Baker started a photography business at 13, and retired at 38,

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How-To mount two GoPro cameras on a Cessna 172

How I mounted two GoPro cameras on a Cessna 172. To video a student pilot at Fulltron Aviation, in Springfield, MO, doing his very first stall, I mounted two GoPro cameras on he Cessna 172.  One GoPro was mounted inside the cockpit to record student and instructor, as well as

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How it was done | Pitts Special and GoPro 360 Max

This is how it was done I mounted a GoPro 360 max on a Pitts Special to make a video, “Flying the Pitts”,  for our local pilots group called the HillBilly Squadron.  It looks like a multi-camera shoot, but was done entirely with just one GoPro camera.  The GoPro 360

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Want a piece of the action?

Do you want a piece of the action? If you had a chance to get paid a flat amount, or a piece of the action, which would you choose?  That would depend on whether you believed or not, on if the business you are working for would grow and make

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Failure is the best teacher

You never really learn anything when you succeed. Failure is the best teacher.  When you get something right, you never really know if you were actually for the success, or if you just happened to be in the right place at the right time was responsible.  Or something else.  Was

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Magnetic GoPro mount for aircraft cockpits

Magnetic GoPro Mount for loud and cramped aircraft cockpits See how I made a custom magnetic GoPro mount for my RV-14 cockpit. Mount a standard GoPro and a 360 GoPro together and record both intercom audio and engine sound at the same time. Get unlimited cutaway shots while you’re shooting

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What is a niche definition

A niche is a specialized segment of the market. The common belief is that if you “specialize” in a subset of whatever profession you are in, the more that you will stand out to potential clients, and the more valuable that you will appear to be. You will be able

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Super-Niche | A career who’s time has come!

It’s time for the Super-Niche How many times have you watched an ad and couldn’t figure out what’s being sold.  Or saw an ad so stupid that nobody would want to buy whatever is being sold?  Much of advertising today is total crap.  Huge amounts of money being spent by

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How to motivate yourself naturally | Without any Gurus

Everybody is trying to motivate themselves Nobody works at their true potential level.  It seems like everybody is seeking a way to motivate themselves.  I’ve been there.  I’ve read every motivational book I could find.  I’ve been to countless motivational seminars, and weekends.  I’ve tried everything possible to motivate myself,

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When everybody else is niching down | Don’t!

Everybody is talking about niching down It seems like everybody is talking about niching down these days, so it must be the best thing to do.  But what if the thing that everybody is claiming to be the truth, actually isn’t.  If you want to stand out from the crowd

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How I retired before 40 | The Super-Niche

I’m Dan Baker, and I will teach you how I was able to be so successful in both the photography and video businesses that I retired before 40, with what I call the Super-Niche.  I was able to earn enough with my cameras to be able to retire at 38,

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Why most businesses fail | What is the Super-Niche?

90% of businesses eventually fail, and the main reason why most businesses fail is because they did not have enough customers. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20 percent of small businesses fail within the first year. By the end of the second year, 30 percent

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Spend absolutely ZERO dollars on marketing

See the Super-Niche in action.  Watch a new real business being built from the ground up, without spending a single dollar on marketing.  With nothing but a GoPro and laptop see three businesses grow, and thrive.  Using the techniques of the Super-Niche watch day-by-day as FulltronAviation.com builds their website, creates

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Flyin’ the Flyers!

This video might seem like total fluff when you first look at it, but things are very seldom what they appear to be at first glance.  The REAL purpose of flying these flyers all over the mid-west, and hanging them in FBO’s is not to promote a FREE BBQ.  The

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Hillbilly Cam

Hillbilly Cam is what the Hillbilly Squadron uses to produce videos (pronounced VA-DAY-OH).  I’m the official videographer (pronounced VA-DAY-OH-GRAPHER).  Sometimes you can have a lot of fun when you don’t care one little bit what other people think. Click on the video below. I’m Dan Baker, and I teach you

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After the SHTF – How will you earn a living?

Super-Niche teaches you how to create your very own New World Order so that after the SHTF  you will thrive, no matter what the future brings? I’m Dan Baker, and I teach you how I was able to be so successful in both the photography and video businesses, with what

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How much can you lower your cost of living?

How much can you lower your cost of living?  Learn how to think like the Super-Niche and create your very own personal New World Order. How much money does it cost you to live? Sounds like a simple question doesn’t it? Ask somebody who makes $2,000/month and they will tell

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Career skills to thrive in the new normal

What are the best career skills to have so you will thrive in the new normal?  The Super-Niche is about the ultimate skills to thrive in the future, no matter what the future holds. Nobody can really say what the “new normal” will end up being exactly, but everybody knows

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What is money?

What is Money?  The Super-Niche teaches you.  Money is that piece of paper with green ink and pictures of dead presidents faces, that we trade for stuff we want to buy. With money, we can get food to eat, pay for a place to live, buy a car and have

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The one secret to building financial freedom

The Super-Niche teaches you the one secret to financial freedom.  Why some people are broke their entire lives, and some of us become financially free, boils down to one very simple fact. Some of us spend all of our money on things that go down in value, and the some

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The #1 biggest expense in your life is not a house

The biggest financial delusion of all is the conception that buying a house is the biggest expense that the average person ever has. Totally wrong! The Super-Niche teaches you that biggest expense is not the cost of the house itself, but the interest you pay over the life of the

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Wealthy people don’t listen to these people

Super-Niche teaches you that wealthy people don’t listen to these people.  So who do you listen to? When you learn to create your very own personal New World Order, the thing to keep in mind when you are taking advice from anybody is this, if you do what they did,

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Here’s why college is the biggest scam in history.

Here is an argument against going to college that nobody is willing to talk about, except the Super-Niche. After high-school, you have three choices, You can go to college You can join the military You can move away from home and get a job… … OR, there is a 4th

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How-To be both creative AND all business at the same time

Super-Niche teaches you how to be both creative AND totally businesslike at the same time, so clients relate to you. I’ve created my very own personal New World Order, and spent decades doing both photography and videography for huge multi-billion dollar businesses, and this is what I’ve learned. I’m Dan

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Custom dual GoPro mount for cockpit

The Super-Niche shows you how-to create your own content better & faster than “experts” can, and for ZERO COST.  Professional cockpit video requires recording both headset audio and raw engine sound, blended together to re-create what pilots hear while flying. Multiple cameras shooting different angles provide the “professional” look for

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How-To find recession-proof areas in the United States

Recession-proof areas of the United States do exist. The Super-Niche teaches you  that there are areas of the United States that are so slightly effected by recessions compared to the rest of the country, that for all practical purposes they are recession-proof. Living in one of these areas might very

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Callsign “Tango Victor”

A lot of people ask me where I got the callsign “Tango Victor” so here is the story.   I lived in the Florida Keys for 28 years.  I was a freelance news cameraman and completed over 3,500 assign,ents for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN and two spanish-language networks Univision &

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Fidel Castro was like a “rich uncle” to me

Everybody should have a rich uncle.  That slightly weird oddball uncle that’s absolutely loaded.  The guy who has so much money he doesn’t even know how much he has.  The crazy uncle nobody really wants to be around because he feels so creepy, but everybody still hangs around because he

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Marketing advice from a cocaine dealer

Think like a Cocaine dealer!  Think like the Super-Niche! Why do you need to promote your business in the first place? Why do you need to spend ANY money at all on advertising? Why do you even need a website? And why, of all things in this world, do you

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Meet Dan

"Mercenary with a Camera"

Dan started a photography business at 13.  After a winter day that was 18 degrees below zero, he went on vacation to the Florida Keys to warm up, and stayed for 28 years.  He was financially free at 38 and retired. He met a cute blond and fell in lust.  She fell in love (with his stuff),  and they spent money like drunken sailors.  When the money ran out, she ran out, (with her cocaine dealer).  Dan and his camera went back to work, and he retired a second time 48 months later, at age 44.  Then he did everything on his bucket list (except for seeing the Northern Lights).  Then he was bored and went looking for something to do with his time, so he built two airplanes.  After the planes were done he got bored again, so he started this blog, to show you how to communicate with video in today’s world, and become financially free in only a few short years, just like he did.

- Dan Baker -

Clients:

Here are some of the major clients Dan has produced photography and video content for: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Associated Press, United Press International, Univision, Telemundo,  Austrian Television, Fuji Television, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, People Magazine, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Sportfishing Adventures. Florida Keys & Key West, Cayman Islands,  Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Out Islands, Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland American Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Wyndham Hotel Group, Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Searay Boats, Fountain Powerboats, Offshore Powerboat Association.  Major motion pictures : True Lies, Speed 2: Cruise Control &  James Bond License to Kill.  Plus hundreds of individual motels and resorts in the Florida Keys, Bahamas & Caribbean, and numerous documentaries and television shows.