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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Nifty helicopter skills

Note the proximity of lamp posts to the Blackhawk's rotors.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/04/2005 04:41:00 pm


Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

To be fair, the camera angle enhances the apparent proximity but still a good look.

9/04/2005 05:25:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

the lens will be exaggerating distances in the Z dimension. But take a look at the shadow of the rotor. Still a bit of nifty flying by the pilot.

9/04/2005 05:51:00 pm  
Blogger David said...

I saw something like this in the Netherlands where a kid had been knocked off his bike. A helicopter (a Squirrel, IIRC) landed on the expressway right under the overhanging lights. It took off, hovered at about a meter height, moved sideways over a lane or so in a perfectly controlled fashion, and then continued upwards.

9/04/2005 10:24:00 pm  

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