Air Traffic Control

More aerials today….and we were dodging the big guys, flying very close to SFO. Lots going on, between a pretty stiff wind and a lot of traffic. We’d ask for permission to fly the line I needed for my shot, wait for them to give us the go-ahead, and in we’d go. Rick Cascelli, the pilot, would push it as far as he could into what is nominally restricted space, yaw the plane and then lift the wing for me. I’d have time for 5 or 6 frames, tops, and then he’d bank hard left and hit the gas to get us out of there.

Air traffic control was actually really good to us – they let us pull that maneuver four times, while keeping Southwest, Alaska, and of course, Continental (above, I think) on time.

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