Flying Blind

I recently had a wonderful opportunity to be taken up in a helicopter for an aerial photo shoot of Melbourne.
With the door off, we took to the skies on a perfect, sunny morning. The flight path we took was from Essendon airport, flying at 1000/1500 feet, to North Melbourne, then over to Yarraville, then back over the West/North Side of the city to go onto Kew, where we flew over Guide Dogs Victoria and the new works on the Chandler Highway Road Bridge along with the old Paper Mills at Fairfield. After that we went onto St Kilda Road, flying over the Shrine of Remembrance and Government House, also over the new Metro tunnel entrance which is next to Melbourne Grammar School on St Kilda Road. We then started to head back via Richmond, taking in the MCG and the Yarra River flying over Flemington to land back at Essendon Airport.
It was the fastest hour I have ever had as I took just over 900 images.
Below are some examples of the photos I took during the flight.
I would like to extend my huge thank you to Rans Electrical and Melbourne Helicopters for a fantastic experience. I can’t wait to get back up in the air again to do some more in the future.
(Please click on the images to enlarge)
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