I had a last minute aerial job fall on me and made the best of it. The location was near Shreveport, LA, so it would’ve been a long flight from Dallas. I quickly realized I knew a commercially licensed pilot in Shreveport who happens to be there training someone how to fly a R-44 right now.
The r-44 is a four seater, so I called up my best friend, Chopper, (name has no relation to helicopters), and he made the road trip with me, he also flew in a helicopter for the first time. …and with this particular pilot, is quite a thrill!
To prospective clients: You’re always welcome to ride along on a photo flight! It does require this particular helicopter as opposed to the smaller 2 seaters. Ask us about rates!
Originally posted 2009-03-15 13:40:00.