The Helicopters of Boston

OK, it's really the Helicopters of Hanscom Field, but we flew over Boston. We flew for about forty minutes and enjoyed spectacular views of the city and the surrounding area. If you'd like to do the same get in touch with East Coast Aero Club. They have friendly instructors, shiny helicopters, and low hourly rates.

Approaching Boston.



The business district.

Boston Harbor Hotel.

USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young at Boston Naval Shipyard.

Bunker Hill Monument.

Zakim Bridge.

Massachusetts State House.

Fenway Park

Museum of Fine Arts.

Looking out to Logan Airport.

Prudential Center Plaza.

Townhouses and parks.

Commonwealth Avenue Mall (I think).

Heading back to Hanscom Field.

Approaching from the South.

After the Boston tour we got a short ground school lesson in the basics of helicopters, then had about twenty minutes each trying to fly ourselves.

Strapping in.

Explaining the controls.

Approaching Hanscom Field.

Base leg along I-95.

Turning final to Hanscom Field.

Hovering to the landing site.

The helicopter and our incredibly patient instructor.