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Helicopter Tree Trimmer by barnsis

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You can see the Pilot of this Helicopter leaning out into the bubble window as he looks down at 100 feet of tree trimming tool hanging under the helicopter. The tree trimmer has ten large saw blades rotating at very high speed at the bottom of the long drive shaft. The pilot works a two hour shift then has to land and rest for an hour.

This helicopter is used to trim trees on each side of a high voltage electric line. I would think that flying a helicopter is challenge enough but this pilot has to fly, watch the trees, ground and electric lines all at the same time. All identifying information has been removed from the helicopter to protect the company and pilot.

Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR lens on manual focus

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Guendalyn

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 2 years ago

    That is so cool, Bro…. and what an amazing shot!!! very clear with a lot of details…. FANTASTIC!!! hugs ♥

  • Thank you Sis, it is not often that you get the chance for a close up like this.

    – barnsis

  • miroslava
    miroslavaover 2 years ago

    Wow, what a great clear shot !

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

    This is so cool! I’ve never seen this done!!

  • When they are done the sides of the trees are as flat as a table top.

    – barnsis

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 2 years ago

    And my guys have to use spikes and climb……..

  • They have some who follow them and do some climbing.

    – barnsis

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Great shot … sounds like a very dangerous job working like that beside high voltage lines !

  • Thank you, I think you are right. when they land they have to lay the cutter down on the ground and fly along as they lay it down

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Cool shot, I would not want his job!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • Dyle Warren
    Dyle Warrenover 2 years ago

    How cool is this? It appears that you were either up in a tree when you took this shot or flying beside this copter! Great capture!!

  • Well kind of as you say up in a tree, our deck is 15 feet off the ground and they were flying low not far from me. Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    I have never seen this done before……………..great shot Barnie……………..

  • Thank you, it is quite impressive to watch.

    – barnsis

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