No matter what the casual aviation commentator may say about helicopters, for me, they are addictive.
The unrivalled view in most directions, plus the ability to stop and then land, rather than land and then stop as in fixed wing, always seems to make sense to me.
This was shot over the shoulder of pilot Olly Nichols as we returned to base following an aerial photo shoot a while ago.
The Yorkshire countryside rolling gently under the nose plus the BOSE A20 noise cancelling headsets that remove the most intrusive elements of helicopter noise make for the full on magic carpet effect.
To all of my friends who say that they don’t like helicopters and yet have never been on one, I say. Try it…