Robinson R44 Raven

@ Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA

October 2015

A first time opportunity to shoot from the roof of the Hiller Aviation Museum allowed me this downward perspective.  Little trick-or-treaters got to sign a large pumpkin which was taken aloft by a witch to be ceremoniously sacrificed to the gods/laws of gravity.  The Robinson R44 is a four-seat light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992.  The R44 was first flown in March 1990 and close to 6,000 have been delivered.  In January 2000, Robinson introduced the Raven with hydraulically assisted controls.  In 1997, a Robinson R44 was used for the first helicopter circumnavigation of the world by a woman, covering a distance of 36,000 miles in 97 days.  Nikon D300 w/80-400mm, processed with Aperture.


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