On an aerial photo shoot, I got the chance to man the controls of the helicopter. I flew us there, and flew us back. It was so cool. I was terrified and excited. David Brocklehurst was my pilot. He’s a cool guy.
From flying so much, I knew what the controls did, and between racing motocross and producing virtual tours I have a good understanding of how roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration effect an airborn object. What I didn’t know however was how difficult it would be. I have a new respect for those pilots who fly me around, especially those who can fly OGE for me.
These were still frames from a video documentary that Brad and I are putting together. Documentary video post coming soon!
Dallas Aerial Photography
Update: After years of training here and there, I can now fly pretty well
Originally posted 2008-07-31 16:59:00.