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Good point Hutchy,
A couple of years ago I was asked to photograph a golf course and get low level perspectives of all the fairways. My helicopter arrived an hour later than he was scheduled and I was losing the sweet light so I was scrambling when he landed. I grabbed my gear, jumped in and we took off. The views were tree top level so I asked the pilot to fly sideways, beginning over a lake, tilting the helicopter at a pretty good angle and keeping it there as we flew down the fairway to the green. As he positioned the ship per my request, I leaned way out, looking almost straight down it was right about then that I realized that old familiar restraining sensation I was used to, wasn't there. In my rush, I never buckled in and my pilot didn't double check me. It makes me queasy just thinking about how close I came to falling out of that helicopter. Whether I'm flying for fun or on an aviation related shoot, I have a built in alarm now that goes off when anyone involved in the process starts to rush or get disorganized, there's no room for it in something this demanding.
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