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Old 09-12-2007, 01:00 PM
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No, this is not a video of the tragic accident in Florida.

This is a video pulled from the internet, showing what it`s like for a helicopter to shoot photos of a powerboat in action. I found this both amazing and disturbing. I can now fully understand how the horrible accident in Florida could have happened. This video also gives me more respect to the incredible talent of the chopper pilot and to the boat driver, during these photoshoots.

This is amazing.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...eoid=623181680
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That is unreal! Zero tolerance for error for sure.
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Everybody Needs To See This Video
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No, this is not a video of the tragic accident in Florida.

This is a video pulled from the internet, showing what it`s like for a helicopter to shoot photos of a powerboat in action. I found this both amazing and disturbing. I can now fully understand how the horrible accident in Florida could have happened. This video also gives me more respect to the incredible talent of the chopper pilot and to the boat driver, during these photoshoots.

This is amazing.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...eoid=623181680
I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen a helicopter operating in such close proximity to a boat during any of the poker runs I have attended. This may have been a photo shoot for the manufacturer of the boat. I can tell you that is some impressive work by the pilot but the potential for disaster is extremely high. In a poker run that is run in open waters, that boat could easily jump high enough to take out that chopper. Video is very impressive, though!

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That's definitely pushing the envelope. Takes some serious skill and ballz to fly like that.
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I hate to admit this...but back in the day, we did that maneuver frequently.........

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I hate to admit this...but back in the day, we did that maneuver frequently.........

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You gotta get the shot! People would be amazed to know how certain shots made it to paper or film if they saw the shooting take place.
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That appears to be irresponsible at best. Still, it's very cool looking, and the height of the camera and distance may make things look a lot closer than they were.

You have to wonder what effect the downwash off a chopper would have on the aerodynamics of a Cat running over a 100.
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I Dont Care How the Important The Shot Is I can Tell You After 1500 Races & 30 Years Of Flights The Freeze Frame Video Crew Does Not Fly Like In Any Way Shape or Form . Freeze Frame Video Inc. www.freezeframevideo.net
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Surprisingly enough, not that uncommon.

When this envelope pushing happens during a race, it is the reason the race officials are asking race control to "TELL THOSE PRIVATE CHOPPERS TO BRING IT UP"

Very sad thing in Sarasota this week. Our condolences to the families effected.

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