All Photographs by Michael Flanagan. all rights reserved.
[sunset above the gulf of mexico]
flying past the don cesar resort this past weekend… even the sky in the east is spectacular during sunset here.
dat cockpit view
flying in a helicopter has always been a passion of mine. having the sort of jobs I’ve had in my life I’ve flown more than the ordinary person in multiple lifetimes combined. But these flights have always involved cramming myself into a commercial airliner and traveling at 25+ feet in the sky.
one time back in 2009 I had a chance on a job to fly in a helicopter but wasn’t able to at the last second due to weight restrictions so for the last five years I’ve been craving the chance to fly in a different sort of machine.
it just so happens I live in a piece of paradise where things like helicopter tour rides exist. and with the right girl on my side we took a flight over the city I was born and raised in. it couldn’t have been a cooler experience. starting from springing the surprise on her all the way to the perfect sky to ride in yielding some pretty incredible colors and reflections in the water. no doubt one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. hands down. highly recommend should it be an activity available to you. more photos in the days ahead to come!
This is the outcome when I shoot with two cameras, manage the audio, conduct the interview, and edit the final piece… all by myself. Sorta proud about this one.