Monday, April 30, 2012


By now, you might have heard the helicopter that used to be Skycam 16 crashed.

I flew in Skycam several times.  I always felt safe.  It was always fun.  I had the pleasure of riding along two great pilots-- Dave Frey and Randy Freeman.  Both treated Skycam like it was their own.  It showed.

I took the photo you see above in May of 2007.

I had hoped the helicopter would have met a dignified retirement, rather than in pieces, in a wheat field in Lebanon County.

At least, no one was seriously hurt when it went down during a crop dusting mission.