My 50th Birthday was So Memorable! Helicopter VIDEO

As you may have seen yesterday, I traveled to my 50th state — Utah! — to celebrate my 50th birthday. Sure that is a lot of celebration, but I decided to take it up another notch — you know, go big or go home.

heading to the helicopterI decided to do a helicopter tour of Bryce Canyon National Park that attracts 1.5 million people each year. I have seen photos of it off and on forever and once I saw the hoodoos of Cappadocia, I thought I just had to see it!

Never having been in a helicopter, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t want to do too much research cause I was worried it would intimidate me… you may remember I’m not really confident with heights at times! But nobody said it was too intimidating as I mentioned my plan so I went ahead. And, today my nephew explained how cool the engineering of choppers are… check out the linked video.

Here are a few short clips from before, during and after the flight. Please know, I will share more later as I shot video of the full hour flight but that will take a lot of time and I want to share this with some family and friends!

Before I go though, here are a few of my favorite iPhone shots from the morning’s helicopter fun.

bryce canyon hoodoos

bryce canyon landscape

formations at Bryce Canyon

enjoying the helicopter ride

Close to Kitchen Canyon

going to Kodachrome Valley

incredible canyon walls

Now…. to keep making memories while I recount some of the others in my month of memories series!

Have you ridden in a helicopter? Would you consider it?


About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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4 Responses to My 50th Birthday was So Memorable! Helicopter VIDEO

  1. kimrlang November 24, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Awesome video and pictures! Early in my radio career, I rode in a helicopter each day to do traffic reports. Your scenery was way better! Taking video and pictures when you’re up high and moving like that – I probably couldn’t do that. One time we had a TV reporter ride along shooting video, and she ended up getting sick. Happy Birthday Janice!

    • Janice Person November 24, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks Kim. I have to say the full video has a lot of me looking for the window without the glare and stuff like that. But I had to try!


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