Watching a Helicopter Whip Carry Christmas Trees Gets Me in the Holiday Spirit

Some people get excited for the holidays when decorations are getting put up, lights are getting smattered over houses, and cheery music is all over the radio. I get excited for the holidays by watching bad ass helicopters fly in crazy gnarly patterns to transport Christmas trees. It’s like those arcade claw machines but with a freaking chopper.

We’ve seen wild footage of the awesome marriage that is helicopters and Christmas trees before (in the fog, inside the cockpit) but this video from Shawn Adams is great because it’s all so clear and you can see how quickly the people on the ground move and how whip fast the helicopter maneuvers around to get the trees off the ground. A quick clip and boom, hundreds of pounds of trees are up in the air.


[Shawn Adams via Digg]

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Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I always thought with the cost of operating a helicopter something like this would be cost prohibitive.

Yes, I’m fun at parties.