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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
The world's fastest helicopter is being set out to pasture as the British Army announces that its last five Westland Lynx helicopters will be formally retired on January 31 after 40 years of active service. Once the backbone of Army and the Royal Navy, the Lynx is being replaced by the more advanced Wildcat and the remaining twin-engine rotorcraft with 657 Squadron are on a tour of southern E
bell helicopter has revealed the cabin for an electric, self-piloting air flying taxi during CES, designed for uber's scheduled 2020 aircraft taxi service.The post future of uber flying taxi is revealed in bell helicopter sneak peek appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Aircraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter has revealed the cabin for an electric, self-piloting air taxi at the Consumer Electronics Show, designed for Uber's scheduled 2020 aircraft taxi service. Read more
Martyn and Louise Steedman, the owners of Mains Farm Wigwams, have converted a decommissioned Sea King helicopter into a luxury tiny dwelling that is now available to glamping and tiny house enthusiasts. Located in the countryside of Stirling in Scotland, "Helicopter Glamping" offers a unique escape away for up to five guests and comes with a spectacular cockpit lounge area that takes advanta


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