FROM THE ORDINARY TO THE EXTRAORDINARY
A one hour "DOOR OFF" photo flight over and around New York City
JOIN OUR AIP AERIAL BLUE HOUR/FULL MOON PHOTO ADVENTURE
THE REASON THAT WE'VE CHOSEN MONDAY NIGHT, JUNE 17TH IS THAT THERE WILL BE A FULL MOON RISING OVER NEW YORK AT 8:56 P.M. IN ADDITION, SUNSET WILL OCCUR AT 8:29 P.M. THIS MEANS THAT EVERYONE ON THE FLIGHT WILL GET TO PHOTOGRAPH NYC DURING THE BLUE HOUR, WITH A SETTING SUN AND A RISING MOON.
We'll be flying 2 helicopters, each with a capacity of 3 seats (total of 6 seats) available for the BLUE HOUR/FULL MOON PHOTO ADVENTURE.
- We start with an hour of training and prep before your scheduled flight time where we'll discuss safety, shooting techniques, camera settings and stabilization.
- We will be providing high quality cameras with EXTRA fast glass (F1.4 - f1.8) that you can use in the event that your own cameras or lenses are not fast enough. We will also show you how to use those cameras and pre-set everything so it's ready to insure you get the very best shots.
- You'll then board the helicopter for the experience of your life. A Doors-Off 1-hour flight over lower Manhattan, Mid-town and around the Statue of Liberty.
SOME OTHER PROGRAM DETAILS:
The flight portion of each of our Helicopter Photo Adventures will last for 1 hour. It takes ~7 minutes to get from our lift-off point to a photo position over New York City and 7 minutes to get back. That will gives you 46 minutes over our target areas, which you'll find to be more than enough.
AIP plans on offering an extended schedule of sunset into the the blue hour and evening photo flights. The afternoon flight will lift off around sunset.
AFFECT OF WEATHER ON OUR FLIGHT PROGRAM AND ON YOUR RESERVATION:
As you can imagine, weather conditions will have a major effect on our decision to fly or not. If its raining or windy, we don't fly. If conditions for flying and/or photographing are anything less than ideal, we don't fly. If we don't fly, you will receive a refund.
MOST EFFECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR DAY AND/OR NIGHT TIME PHOTOGRAPHY:
a. Almost any DSLR will do as long as it's capable of shooting in bursts.
b. Most effective lenses are between 35 and 85mm. We think that shooting at 35mm, 50mm and 85mm would be ideal. Anything shorter or longer than this range is pretty ineffective and won't produce the best results, especially if you're a first-timer.
c. Generally speaking fast glass is best and your lens of choice should be capable of opening up to at least f 1.8. At the end of blue hour, a faster lens is best. Note that fast glass is usually of higher quality and sharper as well.
The most effective way of shooting from a helicopter is to come prepared with 2 camera bodies and a different lens for each body. (You can't change lenses and or fumble around with equipment while in flight.)
Malcolm Kahn, Padma Inguva and Martin Joffe
Your AIP Organizers