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March 19, 2017

Bell Helicopter took a cue from the auto industry, and displayed a 'concept helicopter' where visitors could sit inside wearing a augmented reality headset

March 5, 2017

This year's Heli-Expo marks the largest event to date with all 1 million square feet of the Dallas Convention Center's exhibit hall sold out. Fork lifts and cranes darted around frantically as I navigated the construction of massive vendor booths.

March 4, 2017

The helipad at the convention center loading docks makes for a pretty tight landing zone.  Yet these pilots made landing here look easy with their controlled and precise approaches into the LZ.

February 13, 2017

Last week my company started a lease on a new (to us) helicopter, that my friend and coworker Stephen Boatwright and I were sent to Pennsylvania to pick up and fly home to Dallas for maintenance in preparation for its temporary home in Maine. Although the terrain along the way is some of the most boring you can find in the USA (there's a reason they are called fly over states... a better name would be sleep over states), I came armed with my Nikon D810 ready t...

February 8, 2017

As we are landing, the sun paints a golden glow over the turbine Pawnee tied down on the ramp out side of an ancient looking hangar. After landing we topped off on fuel and prepared the helicopter for an early morning departure to Dallas.

February 8, 2017

Day 2 of the cross country adventure in our 'new to us' Agusta A109E helicopter. Fighting massive headwind and winding through a storm front...

January 30, 2017

Agusta retained the skeletal system of the flight controls but completely replaced the brains of the system, trading out antiquated Vertical Gyros for two AHRS units, and the ancient 3 axis Sperry HELCIS II Flight Director with a brand new proprietary 4 axis dual autopilots.

January 22, 2017

With a Friday free before heading back to TX after a week of work, I set out to explore and photograph the winterscape that is Maine in January. I headed up toward Moosehead lake to see if I could add photos of the B52 bomber crash to my Boneyard photo collection. Although I reside in TX, my family is from Michigan, and I was most over confident in my snow driving skills and the capabilities of my small rental SUV. After about an hours drive, I turned onto a d...

January 16, 2017

My husband has been with the airlines for 10 months now, and although we have taken advantage of his travel benefits together, I had yet to ride on a trip he was flying. So, the opportunity finally presented itself with a long weekend in Calgary. 

I had every intention to take a series of 'day in the life' style photos of him on this trip. However, I ended up not having the guts to be completely obnoxious and in the way. Also, I would like to be invited on a tr...

November 19, 2016

After climbing down another set of ladders, I made my way around the edge of the Mesa, literally walking in the footsteps of the ancestral Pueblo people. The soft volcanic tuff wore away with year after year of travel from the dwellings to water sources and possible agricultural sites.

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