Helicopter Ride View From The Air

Sometimes you just have to do the unexpected.

Leave your fears behind and do something you have never done before.

This is what I did back in early July.

Years ago I would have been too scared to even think about going for a ride in a helicopter.

But this year is all about doing the unexpected.

I had heard that a local business was going to be offering helicopter rides during our community’s annual summer festival. The fee per person was not expensive at all and half of the proceeds were being donated back to the festival. This would be a great cause to support.

I did not want to go alone (although I would have if no one wanted to come with me). I wanted to share this experience with my family. Big Boy was the only one in our family who had not been in an airplane. So, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to see what it was like to be up in the air.

We went to the launch site and signed up for our ride. We had to wait about an hour or so for our turn.

When the time came to load up the helicopter there were no nerves.

This was surprising to me as I suffer from anxiety.

I was nothing but excited and so was my oldest son.

We got all buckled in and were ready for take off. I smiled at Big Boy and he smiled back.

Then, we started leaving the field.

If you have never been in a helicopter, you are missing out. You don’t even feel like you are flying. Someone equated it to being in an elevator. There was no turbulence. Just a smooth ride.

It was so neat being able to see our home town from the air. From way up above we got to see our local mine, many houses and stores in the community, and a few recognizable tourist attractions (i.e. smoke stack, golf course, museum site, etc.).

Helicopter Ride, View From The Air

What an awesome experience.

Definitely not one I will soon forget.

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. SL
    August 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    WOWIE! That sounds like a terrific adventure! Very brave of you!

    • Brandy
      September 2, 2013 at 11:16 PM

      Thank you SL! Glad you popped in for a visit.

  2. Kristin Ballard
    Kristin BallardReply
    August 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Way to go facing a fear Brandy! Lovely Blog so far. Waiting to hear more stories. You HAVE had an interesting life so far, and could write on many topics. :)

    • Brandy
      September 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      Thank you so much Kristin! Hopefully I can keep it up and keep you all coming back for more stories.

  3. Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen
    August 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    I flew in a helicopter once, I think I prefer it over a plane.

    • Brandy
      September 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      It was so surprising how smooth a ride it was. I loved it. Definitely want to go again.

  4. MultiTestingMom
    August 26, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    I’ve heard that helicopter rides are insanely amazing, not sure I could do it though! Congrats to you for doing it!!! I admire that.

    • Brandy
      September 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      Thank you! I bet you could do it too! And you would have an awesome time.

  5. Kelly @ City Mom
    August 27, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Good for you! I don’t have a fear of flying at all but for some reason a helicopter scares the pants off me! Very impressive.

    • Brandy
      September 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Thank you Kelly. They used to scare me. But for some reason, I really had this urge to go. No regrets!

  6. Monica
    August 27, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Wow, sounds like so much fun! I have never been in a helicopter, but would love to give it a try!

    • Brandy
      September 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Definitely do give it a try if you ever have the chance. You would have a great time.

  7. Jenna Em
    August 27, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    I’ve never been in a helicopter before, but I’ve always wanted to try it. However, I don’t know if I’d like the sensation of flying and “being in an elevator”. Good for you for giving it a try, it sounds like fun!

    • Brandy
      September 2, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      Oh Jenna! Once you are in and up in the air, you would have a great experience!

  8. orangeheromama
    September 4, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    WOW Brandy!!! That is so seriously cool that you did that! I honestly don’t think I could be that brave! <3

    • Brandy
      September 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      Maybe someday we will take a helicopter ride together! It will be fun. ;)

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