Anthony’s Helicopter Ride
Prepped and Ready for Immediate Departure ( this morning's play ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif
Prepped and Ready for Immediate Departure
( this morning's play )

Fumie's mom took Anthony on a helicopter ride yesterday, the five-minute flight time “Bay Area Course” offered by Ogawa Air (小川航空) in Osaka.

Here are some pics from her cell-phone camera...


Harnessed Up

Parking Lot

Ready to Go!

Post-Flight Photo-Op

The flight was only five minutes, but that's more than I've ever done. In fact, prior to yesterday, I'd known only one person who had ever been in a helicopter (20+ years ago, in the military, where he spent the flight throwing up, or, at least, wanting to).

As for me, I'd love to do it sometime but it's ridiculously expensive here. Yesterday's five-minute flight was $85 each, which translates to a rate of over $1,000 an hour. Each.

The high cost of actual flight hasn't stopped Anthony from enjoying helicopters, because he can still have fun watching them, or playing with them.

Like this morning, with the actual experience still fresh, his fleet of three helicopter toys was ready to go...

Each In Its Assigned Spot -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/3.5, ISO 4000 — full exif
Each In Its Assigned Spot

One comment so far...

Actually, I’ve been saving the idea for a helicopter ride for Genbo and Zoe when they get a little older. In the States, of course. 🙂

Went on a helicopter ride as part of a cruise in Alaska. We went up and landed on a glacier. It was AWESOME.

— comment by Zak on October 15th, 2008 at 2:31pm JST (9 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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