...Well, not any more, I just had my first flight in a helicopter
For my 37th birthday my family chipped in and bought me a helicopter flight around Chichester (UK). I have to admit that it's something I've always wanted to try, but not something I would have booked myself, because I suppose I am a rather materialistic kind of person, if I pay for something I like to be able to pick it up and say "See, that's what I bought". But this trip was fantastic, and something I will remember for a long time to come.
The helicopter was a Bell 206L1 Long Ranger, and was remarkably comfortable! I was lucky in that it has seating for 5 passengers, and as I was the only single in the group (the other 4 passengers were two couples), so I got the co-pilot's position
. This was very fortunate as I had also recently bought a 3D video camera and what better way to test it out than to take it on a flight over the English countryside. The footage itself isn't brilliant to be honest, but I think that's just because I'm not familiar with my new camera just yet, but the depth effect is there, and I even managed to get the rotor blades to synchronise with the backing music
The video can be found by clicking on this [link]
and remember, if you have a 3D TV or monitor, or can cross your eyes for 10 minutes, you can see it in (sort of) glorious 3D!