Flew a helicopter

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Throwback Post:

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!

-Jonny Carroll
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.


  1. internetjason
    July 31, 2008

    wow, that’s freaking cool

    and you’re a big jerk for getting to do it!

  2. elizabethcarroll
    July 31, 2008

    Wow, that’s pretty awesome. I would have been terrified. Jason’s just ridiculously jealous that you got to do that and he didn’t. 🙂

  3. saykay
    July 31, 2008

    That seriously is so awesome. You’re so cool. 🙂