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That time I went on a no doors helicopter ride above the city

That time I went on a no doors helicopter ride above the city

Capt_Indecisive_

Thanks for checking in on my office building. It's good to know it's still standing.


Michelanvalo

Did you find Jane Swift while you were up there?


KazamaSmokers

Nice pull.


[deleted]

Wow that's a deep cut.


Michelanvalo

You're the second person to comment like this. Is it really? It was a well known stupid thing Swift was doing with state employees and the helicopter.


[deleted]

Seeing as most Redditors here probably weren't born yet when it happened, yeah.


Michelanvalo

Fair, also what the hell is your username a reference to? What ended after 50 years?


[deleted]

My birthday-Year I created this account.


Michelanvalo

Ah. Damn you might be the oldest person on this sub.


CrustyCatWhisperer

I'm older


pizzajeans

How'd you go about doing that? How much does it cost? Could be a bucket list item ha


Phat_Irish

Was almost $300 and was with Hover Boston


pizzajeans

Wow that seems like a really reasonable price! Thanks for the reply


olki2

Man thats not bad. Sucks I moved away


pizzajeans

I just checked and it currently says $750 for a ride and there are 5 occupants max. Which I take to mean, it's up to you how many you bring and therefore how much each person pays. So I could go with 4 friends and we'd only pay $150 each?? That's super enticing


olki2

If you have friends


tele2307

key detail is how long the ride is, could be anywhere from 1 hour to like 15 minutes


minoiminoi

Just hasn't been the same since you left


the-hoff-mann

I just checked the Hover Boston site and it says $750 for a 30 minute tour (shortest time available). With tax/fees it’s $800. Did you mean you split the cost with friends or something? Or did they just raise the price?


LibsThePilot

Take a look into [East Coast Aero Club](http://eastcoastaeroclub.com/helicopters/bedford_tours-special-flights/). I'm biased because I used to work there, but it's a really well-run operation with decently fair prices.


the-hoff-mann

Awesome, thanks for the suggestion. Since you used to work there I’ll ask, do you know if they let you keep the doors open for the downtown Boston tour? Not sure if that’s a standard thing but the other company made it seem like a big deal…


LibsThePilot

I'm almost positive you can request it, cause I definitely saw the helicopter doors in the office many times while they were out flying. I was on the airplane side of things, but if you call the front desk and ask, they can give you a more direct answer.


the-hoff-mann

Makes sense. Thanks


Mumbles76

It's not a big deal. Any provider will typically allow this. I myself have done it many times as have a few friends.


pizzajeans

Thanks I'll check that one out too


bitpushr

What’s Phil G like in person?


Phat_Irish

They must have raised their prices, significantly 😳


Drewsthatdude3

my guess is that's the price for 3 seats! It's always been about 300$ per person split up. Hopefully once covid passes I'll be able to go for a flight with them.


AndromadasButthole

You can also go with Blue Hill Helicopters out of the Norwood Memorial Airport


pizzajeans

Thank you! I'll check that out


RedBullWings17

Blue hill is the best. Did my training there


KazamaSmokers

Wow. That's pretty strict. Not even "Riders On The Storm"?


Chicarron_Lover

What a beautiful shot!


Phat_Irish

Thank you!


sarcasticlhath

Oh no, child!


[deleted]

Thanks, palms are sweaty now. Mom's spaghetti.


Phat_Irish

Knees weak, arms are heavy


0verstim

And my axe!


Thezombie7000

What type of camera/lens did you use here?


juicyfruitsalad77

I might’ve barfed..


Coerced_onto_reddit

From what airport did you depart?


Phat_Irish

I honestly can't remember but somewhere south of the city around a 30ish minute drive


ZippityZooZaZingZo

I also took the doors off ride with hover and it was out of Norwood Airport.


Phat_Irish

Didn't last too long but it was a blast!


ZippityZooZaZingZo

Possibly the most fun thing I’ve done in the 15 years I’ve lived here. An incredible experience.


AndromadasButthole

If you went with Hover then you went from Norwood Memorial. The pilot is a great guy and gives awesome tours


Phat_Irish

Yeah the pilot was a cool dude, had a crazy mustache!


AndromadasButthole

Lmao he's got an even crazier mustache and beard combo now!


Coerced_onto_reddit

Cool. South of the city and offering pleasure flights/charter services was probably Norwood, but maybe Mansfield or something. Looks like a badass flight. If you have some extra cash laying around you should go for your license


navymmw

Going to take more than just "extra cash laying around," a helicopter license will set you back close to 15k


Coerced_onto_reddit

Haha yeah that was a bit of an understatement. If OP is intimidated by helos or doesn’t quite have the minimum ~$450-$500 per hour (with instructor) to fly rotary wing, they could try fixed wing for a paltry $225 per hour. Unfortunately flying is expensive


Phat_Irish

Yeah was a lot of fun. Not sure if actually flying the helicopter would be for me though lol.


KazamaSmokers

delightful grammar


Coerced_onto_reddit

Thanks


Phat_Irish

?


KazamaSmokers

I mean it sincerely.


Phat_Irish

Don't you mean "I mean it, Sincerely" ? If you are going around sub-reddits commenting about peoples grammar, you probably need a new hobby, bud...


SheeEttin

No, they were correct. They were appreciating the sentence that did not end with a preposition. Their reply was that they were sincere about their initial comment.


Phat_Irish

Who's cares? I don't...


KazamaSmokers

No I do not believe the comma belongs there.


Phat_Irish

Find something better to do, troll...


KazamaSmokers

WTF dude. Settle down.


Phat_Irish

Lol ok bud 👍🏼


0verstim

Im sorry, this isnt a picture of the Charles form inside a red line train crossing the Mass Ave bridge, its not allowed here.


Phat_Irish

Damn my bad, I got a few of those too haha


[deleted]

Felt this one


Phat_Irish

Felt alive taking it!


Cosmic_Sands

Hello. I’m not from Boston and was wondering what that building with the green roof below is.


Phat_Irish

Hi, it’s the Boston Harbor Hotel building


DooceBigalo

ballsy kid


Phat_Irish

Was a rush alright haha


Jibaro123

My wife was on a chopper in NYC for business once. After they landed, someone pointed out that her door wasn't fully latched.


sniperdude24

If your belted in it’s no big deal. Woulda scared the crap out of her. When I took flight lessons my instructor popped the door open on takeoff to gauge my reaction. I continued to fly the plane and we landed and closed the door to continue the lesson.


eaglessoar

looks better than that no doors helicopter ride i took in chile... share some more shots if you got em!


Phat_Irish

Thanks, yeah I'll probably post another one or two soon.


zhiryst

Summer 2019?


Phat_Irish

Guess again!


totallymyfirstacct

Summer 2018 judging from the state of One Dalton's construction.


Phat_Irish

Bingo, August 2018.


CNSMaryland

Beautiful photo!


Phat_Irish

Thanks!


TheSagaOfCrystar

Wow! Love this!


Schmoofz

Love your photos! Especially the one from that rainy Longfellow shoot. Do you have instagram? Would love to follow


Phat_Irish

Thanks, I do! I'll message you it.


kraftwrkr

I used to work there! (International Place)


zanadee

Every time I think about doing something like this, I think to myself: I would feel really stupid going down in flames just because I wanted a view. Yes, I never leave the house. I'm secretly thrilled with the forced isolation. Edit: nice pic, OP.


Divataya

Rowes Wharf


throwohhaimark2

Your title made my feet tingle wtf


Phat_Irish

Haha nice!


blanderdome

I did this about two years ago. Loved it. Sox had an away game so we got to fly over Fenway (I guess that's not allowed when they're playing).


oliviniosa

Gorgeous photo


blindeyes_

Did you need to go through special identification process, or was it as simple as planning a date with hover boston. I guess what I'm asking is what was the process into getting you into the air?


Phat_Irish

Just called and book a time slot, simple as that 👍🏼


blindeyes_

Tysm, was looking into taking my girlfriend up for her birthday but haven't been able to find much info


dances_with_bongs

How'd you get in without doors


Phat_Irish

Easier than getting in with doors... You just climb on in, one less step.


Lizzle372

Looks pretty flat to me


Stratis98

Hey, I can see my former office from here


LMHConcepts

Beautiful!


Phat_Irish

Thank you! Appreciate it.


wingoftheworld

Not sure if it's you or someone else who took it but this is the screensaver of my laptop right now just in landscape


Phat_Irish

Yepp I took the photo... nice, might not be right resolution taken off here but If you are interested in getting a copy message me


BobsHereNow

Was it a red heli


Phat_Irish

Yepp, same one that fly's over the city every day!


BobsHereNow

Randomly saw it over everett a few days ago, dont usually see it


dharmaday

Beautiful and scary!


The_Alces

This should be pinned, such a great shot showing how big the city actually is


Phat_Irish

Thank you, but I think Boston is super small lol


Kencleanairsystem2

Siiiiiiiccckk


Phat_Irish

Thanks!


4skinphenom69

Great picture.


Phat_Irish

Glad you like, thank you!


Joshua3294

Bruh


Phat_Irish

Ayyee


Joshua3294

Yee


Adam_Nagle_

Doubt that happened, OP😂you’d fly out of the helicopter!! Maybe a drone shot though!


Phat_Irish

I went on a no doors attached helicopter ride with Hover Boston, google them and check it out. I don’t even own, nor ever used a drone...


AppleiFoam

Did you forget that seat belts are a thing? 😂


Adam_Nagle_

In a helicopter? 🤨 Dunno bout that one.


[deleted]

[Are you really trying to argue that safety belts aren't a thing in helicopters](https://www.google.com/search?q=helicopter+seat+belts&sxsrf=ALeKk03PKeKFo8g8Ufs5pm6DgfuWXr5waA:1617246328316&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwju26aHiNzvAhUDGFkFHeHuDh8Q_AUoAnoECAEQBA&biw=1536&bih=754)


throwawayrandomvowel

Glad you survived. Did Michelle wu order the mock execution because you didn't support performative woketivism?


cjcs

Can you not?