In 1985, after gaining my commercial helicopter pilot licence, I worked as an aerial stock mustering pilot in aeroplanes in order to get the experience that would one day let me do the same in helicopters. (However, I hardly ever flew choppers, my employers preferred me to stick to planes.)
Sometimes when I finished mustering the cattle as close as I could to the stockyards by plane, I’d land and then sit next to the helicopter pilot while he chased the final stragglers into the stockyard. This gave me the perfect chance to set up this shot with the shadow of the Hughes 300. Shot at Brunette Downs in the Northern Territory. I’m the PASSENGER here, not the pilot!
Check out my web site www.twistedirony.com, where I’ve got some more aviation pictures, including a sequence of landing up the side of a mountain in New Guinea!!