There have been quite a few helicopters flying around the last few weeks due to forest fires burning in the area. If I hear one flying over the house or if I’m at the airport recording other aircraft and they fly in for fuel or an overnight stop I try and record them. Here are some videos of a couple of them. Enjoy!


What it sounds like recording a CH-47 Chinook helicopter close up. Being under this machine while it’s lifting off is thrilling to say the least… the wind gusts it produced almost knocked me down a few times. With the Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS Microphone in my left hand and my iPhone in my right it was tough to stay steady as you will see. Audio in the video is from the decoded stereo Schoeps microphone set.


July 19, 2017. A 1968 Boeing CH-46E helicopter flying in to refuel after performing fire suppression efforts in North Idaho.

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