Wednesday, March 11, 2009

'H' is for Helicopter Handling Hobby

Another kind of bird for today - a model whirlybird being flown by an expert handler from a pad next to the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall. While we watched, the 'pilot' had the heli do loops and make fast turns.

The helicopter launch pad is part of Point Vicente Park, located on a 71 acre former Nike missile launch site and was officially receivd from the Federal Dept. of Interior and formally dedicated by the city of RPV on 2-24-79. The site has been put to all around good use as it holds the city maintenance yard and the modest administrative building is used by a RVP City Hall.

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24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour!
Hello Dear Tash!
First of all many thanks for your gentle e-mail! I loved your words and your kind support!
About this "H picture", it's so nice and so impressive blue with different colours!Congratulations!
It is very interesting to know about Point Vicente Park.
By the way(since yesterday) in Joinville ( Brazil ) it's rainning "cats and dogs"! :-(
cyber hugs
Léia :-)

Rambling Round said...

Wow! Almost looks like a real helicopter. Great photo.

Vogon Poet said...

At first I saw a helicopter in trouble and a bystander.
After reading the post I know better, but still think that the picture is... misleading, obviously in a nice and studied way: very good shot!

Virginia said...

Fooled me too. Love your composition on this on Tash. Boys and their toys, right?HA
V

Clueless in boston said...

Nice shot. Beautiful location to fly a helicopter.

altadenahiker said...

Hey, did you play with the perspective? How can it look so big?

Powell River Books said...

I have sort of funny (depending on your point of view) story about a model helicopter. Wayne was Department Chair of the Mt SAC Aeronautics Department. We got to know a lot of great students. One of them loved models and invited us over to see his helicopter. It lifter off fine, but there was a problem with the controls. The next thing we know it was flying straight for us. After an instant of panic we jumped aside only to watch the wonderful model crash (at least it didn't burn). It was a sad day for the model owner but a very memorable experience for us bystanders. - Margy

Cafe Pasadena said...

nT: Simply a Clazzixx pic!

m_m said...

This photo is really wonderful! Great colours and capture!

Julie said...

There is so much to like about this, Tash. Well done!

Granny Smith said...

What gorgeous colors in that photograph, especially that lush green showing up against varied blues! I think that radio guided models are fascinating. How fortunate the handler is to have such an appropriate place to fly his helicopter.

Maya said...

Great shot! It reminds me of my childhood when we used to camp on the dry lakes in AZ. I'd wake up in the morning to the sound of my dad flying his model airplanes.

btw: word verification: congo

richies said...

That looks like a lot of fun

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Carol said...

Great photo...love the composition... and the greens and blues...

Palm Axis said...

I keep moving into neighborhoods where helicopters are a bit uncomfortably constant

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Tumblewords: said...

Oooh, that looks like fun!

photowannabe said...

At first I thought it was full size heliocopter. Great capture of the man's stance as he controls it.

exposemaximum said...

Well composed image :)

Marie-Noyale said...

the view is not bad to play with your toys!!!

Petrea said...

You've been doing such nice stuff with silhouettes lately.

PJ said...

Men and their toys! You've done a wonderful job of backlighting this. I recently ordered Kelby's books. I can't wait to gobble them up.

Keith said...

I've always wanted to try one of these, but it would probably end up the way it did in the comment by Powell River Books.

Congratulations on the recent article! A well deserved honor for you and recognition of your photoblog.

Fio said...

What a clever shot! Looks like a film frame :)

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