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#1 Evan_Trudeau

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:19

Goodmorning everyone, my name is Evan Trudeau and i am new to this forum. So i am currently working on getting my commerical license as a helicopter pilot and i have a very strong interest in racing. I have been trying to find some information or let alone what you would call the occupation of being a follow helicopter for rally racing and races of that nature. I have been scouring the internet for any information that i can possibly find and so far i havent found anything about this subject. Is this an occupation that you think would require for you to find a photographer that is in need of a helicopter pilot for a race? If anyone has any insight on this occupation any direction would be very much appreciated. I have been trying to find information regarding this subject with companies such as Red Bull, Montster, Rockstar, but like i said i still have yet to find anything regarding this subject.



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 12:22

Most of the companies with the pockets to pay for filming already have relationships with commercial operators, locally, where the filming is taking place.

 

I have a friend who go to fly photo chase for a rally race in Oregon.  The heli she flew belonged to one of the drivers, who wants to become a commercial heli pilot.  He'd been ferrying the aircraft up here to lease to the operator she was a CFI for.  He set it all up, and she just lucked out and got to do it.  Once.  Serendipity.

 

You gonna call this new business CarPix?


I told my mom I wanted to be a pilot when I grew up.  She told me I couldn't do both.




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