Los Angeles finally received some rainfall over the weekend, but not enough to delay tonight’s doubleheader at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This evening, America’s favorite pastime will be brought to fans by the 712 turboshaft horsepower of the City of Anaheim’s Police Department helicopter, an American Eurocopter AS350.
A helicopter smacked into the back of a pub in Longford, Ireland last night, and thanks to a passing teen (teens!) it was captured on cell phone video. No one was killed or seriously injured, so feel guilt-free as your butt clenches in anticipation waiting for it to happen.
No Super Bowl is complete without a gaudy display of militarism, and Super Bowl XLVIII featured a nine-helicopter flyover. Here's what it looked like from above.
What you have in a helicopter is a stick for control, two (or more) very fast moving rotors around you up in the sky, and a cabin offering as much protection as an eggshell. But 'copter pilots aren't faint hearted. These are the ten of their most skillful maneuvers caught on video.