Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson, with son Lucas, six, stands in front of neighbour Jack Rennie’s Savannah kit plane. Hanson and Rennie took a 20-minute flight around the Lumby area which Hanson captured on video. (Pete’s Farm Videos photo)

WATCH: Okanagan village’s surrounding beauty captured in YouTube video

Village of Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson shot 20-minute video of flight with neighbour

Perfect sunny day. You can see for miles and miles.

So when you’re pilot neighbour invites you, a relative newcomer to the region, for a flight to see your surroundings from the sky, you jump at the chance.

And, being a photo and video buff on the side, you ask if you can attach a video camera to the plane.

Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson, 34, who moved to the North Okanagan with his wife, Wendy, and sons Lucas, six, and Joseph, five, nearly two years ago to begin their own dairy farm, took advantage of neighbour Jack Rennie’s offer for a free flight.

The pair soared into the truly wild blue yonder Friday, May 8, with the sun shining and few clouds to be seen, in Rennie’s single-engine Savannah kit plane he and his granddaughter put together more than a decade ago.

Hanson attached a GoPro Hero7 with zap straps to Rennie’s plane and captured and posted a 6 minute 32 second video of the flight.

“We went for a 20-minute flight around Lumby toward Mabel Lake and west around the Trinity Valley,” said Hanson, a first-generation dairy farmer with 60 head at the Trinity Valley property he and Wendy purchased solely for the purpose of starting their own dairy farm. They had been farmers in Chilliwack before moving to the Lumby area.

“It was pretty cool. Lumby is nestled between the valleys, like it’s the centre of the Mabel Lake Valley, Creighton Valley, Trinity Valley and Lumby Valley, and it was neat to see that from the air.”

Hanson began dabbling in photography and videography as a hobby.

He owns a couple of drones which he uses to shoot farm machinery in action. His YouTube channel – Pete’s Farm Videos – has more than 11,000 subscribers and one of his videos on a piece of irrigation pipe not working properly, then being repaired, garnered more than 2.4 million views.

The flight video has been posted to the channel.

Hanson’s interesting story on how he became a farmer can be found here.

READ MORE: Lumby bike park gets facelift thanks to village company



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

aviationDairy Farmers

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

West Kelowna reopens beach volleyball, new pickleball courts

The City of West Kelowna is asking residents to maintain safe distancing

RDCO announces spring poetry contest winners

The district received 70 poems starting from May 1

City prepares for high water at Mission Creek

Property owners are being advised to prepare for flooding

Mother duck and babies rescued from Highway 97 in Lake Country

The mother and nine ducklings were taken to Duck Lake

Non-food vendors coming back to Kelowna farmers’ market this weekend

The Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is welcoming back several artisans on Saturday

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Parts of the TCT through Princeton will open to motorized vehicles Monday

Parts of the KVR trail through Princeton will open for motorized vehicles… Continue reading

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

North Okanagan farmers’ markets excited to welcome artisans back amid COVID-19

Provincial health officer announced non-food items to return to markets this weekend

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Chef brings farm-to-table approach to new Shuswap restaurant

Darren Bezanson opening Bistro 1460 at Hilltop Inn

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

Most Read