Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It's a bird, isn't it?
ROBINSON R-22, WESTOSHA AIRPORT, WILMOT, WISCONSIN, APRIL 18, 2009
SMC Pentax-DA 50-200 at 200mm
1/3000 sec. f9.5
A whirlybird, that is. The Robinson R-22, a $250,000 two-seat utility helicopter, has been around for almost three decades serving as a trainer (as this one is), a cowboy steed and cop eyes in the sky. Boeing sells an unmanned version for military spies in the sky. It's fun to watch, but not when it blows stuff into my open hangar while I'm trying to sweep it out.