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Photographer Jerry Ferguson was flying in a news helicopter this week to cover seasonal monsoon weather in Phoenix, Arizona, when a massive dust storm showed up on the horizon. As they flew away to outrun the wall of dust, Ferguson managed to capture this photo of it sweeping across the land.Ferguson, who has been shooting professionally for 20+ years and from helicopters for 6 years, says he cap
Aurora Flight Services' Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) took another step forward as an AACUS-enabled UH-1H helicopter autonomously delivered 520 lb (236 kg) of water, gasoline, MREs, communications gear, and a cooler capable of carrying urgent supplies such as blood to US Marines in the field... Continue Reading AACUS-equipped autonomous helicopter makes first cargo deliver
NASA’s next rover mission to the red planet is scheduled to launch july 2020. The post NASA mars helicopter to be the first autonomous aircraft on the red planet appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the vehicle completed its first successful, manned, untethered hover outside of cincinnati. The post surefly’s personal hybrid electric drone helicopter completes its first successful flight appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Doors-off flight experiences promoted by FlyNYON. Last Sunday's tragic flight was booked through the company, and operated by Liberty Helicopters.A photo tour helicopter crash in New York's East River that claimed the lives of five passengers has prompted closer scrutiny of doors-off flights. For now, the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a stop to such flights involving restraints that
The FAA has issued an immediate ban on certain “doors-off” helicopter flights nationwide in the aftermath of the photo tour helicopter crash in New York City this week. 5 passengers died by drowning in the East River after not being able to escape their safety harnesses.The New York Times reports that the FAA is scrutinizing on the harnesses used in “doors-off” flights, as
A photo tour helicopter crashed into New York City's East River on Sunday, claiming the lives of the five passengers who were onboard. The helicopter was owned and operated by New Jersey-based Liberty Helicopters as part of a doors-off photo tour that allows passengers to take aerial images of the city.According to the New York Times, the tragedy was caused by engine failure. The helicopter's pil
Officials are investigating whether a recent helicopter crash near Charleston, South Carolina, was caused by a civilian drone operated nearby. The accident, which happened last Wednesday, involved a Robinson Helicopter Co. R22 helicopter carrying an instructor pilot and student.The two are reporting that a small UAV flew directly in their path, forcing the instructor to perform evasive action. Th
Photographer Vincent Laforet dazzled the world a few years ago by photographing iconic cities at night through the open door of a helicopter flying at 7,500+ feet. The work has since been published as a museum-quality photo book titled Air. Laforet’s next goal: to bring the same concept to life by shooting video.The 7-minute video above is Laforet’s first proof of concept for the proj
In the first part of this series, I talked about shooting Kilauea's lava surface-flows using a drone. In the second part, I talked about shooting the lava with a DSLR from the ground. In the third, I talked about shooting from a dedicated lava-viewing boat. I'd like to finish this series with a short article about shooting the lava from a helicopter.I will also try to sum up the lava shooting par


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