Strange but true aviation news

August 23, 2013 by

A human photographer might have been the better choice. This Gizmodo video shows what happens when a bridal couple chose a quadcopter and a GoPro video camera to shoot a scene at their wedding.

Speaking of drones… The Washington Post offers this story about how drones have become part of the movie making process. Films including “Skyfall,” “Oblivion,” “Man of Steel,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” and “The Hunger Games” have used footage filmed by drones.

Interesting stunt. WGN9 News took footage of a stuntman who jumped from an aircraft — while locked in a coffin.  The full story is here.

This is a test. This is only a test. Comux, British Columbia’s fire department recently did a training exercise that simulated a small aircraft crash, reports HQComuxValley.com. The exercise was done in advance of the Comux Air Show, which happened Aug. 17.

Helicopter rescue. Two women were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue crew from a cliff after getting stuck on a cliff at Oregon’s Chapman Point, reports the Daily Astorian.

Hard landings. Two people aboard a Beechcraft BE76 walked away after the nose gear of their aircraft collapsed when landing at San Diego’s Gillespie Field, reports UT San Diego. An 85-year-old man from Bay City. Mich., walked away after making an emergency landing in a cornfield near Zehnder Airfield, reports MLive.com.

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4 Responses to “Strange but true aviation news”

  1. KHall Says:

    That’s Comox, British Columbia (not Comux).

  2. KHall Says:

    Tha’ts Comox, British Columbia (no Comux).

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