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The numbers behind our May issue.

By May 2017Comments

photograph by jay b. sauceda

The inspiration for this special “Life on the Edge” issue was the astonishing pictures taken by Jay B. Sauceda from his plane. To get these shots, the Austin-based pilot-photographer traveled the perimeter of Texas between July 21 and July 26, 2015. Here’s a numerical breakdown of his journey.


MOST NAUTICAL MILES FLOWN IN ONE DAY:

965 on July 26

(Marfa–Big Bend–Marfa; Marfa–Brownsville; Brownsville–Mustang Beach)

CUMULATIVE TIME SPENT FLYING THAT DAY:

8 hours, 10 minutes


DISTANCE TRAVELED IN NAUTICAL MILES:

3,204

HIGHEST ELEVATION IN FEET (FROM MEAN SEA LEVEL):

4,848

FUEL USED,
IN GALLONS:

569.6


NUMBER OF CAMERAS USED:

8*

IPHONE MODEL SAUCEDA RECORDED MOST OF HIS FLIGHT DATA ON:

6


*(five GoPros, including one on each wing; one Canon Vixia HD; one Mamiya 645 AFD camera body with a Phase One P30+ digital back sensor; and one Fuji X-Pro1.)


TOTAL PHOTOGRAPHS
TAKEN:

44,085

PERCENTAGE OF THOSE PHOTOS USED IN PRINT:

.00052

PERCENTAGE OF THOSE PHOTOS USED ON THE WEB:

.00052+


LONGEST TRIP, IN NAUTICAL MILES:

565

(Marfa–Brownsville)

SHORTEST TRIP, IN NAUTICAL MILES:

140

(Dalhart-Littlefield)


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