Here comes Air One to take us off the mountain.
OK, it is time to climb aboard for the quick, one minute flight to the staging area.
OK, check altitude (1250'), air temp (83 degrees), fuel (half full). Everybody buckled in?
Liftoff and a literal jump off the cliff and we are now going about 70 MPH in 3 seconds. Faster than a roller coaster. Same effect.
A few short moments later and we are wheeling around to the staging area for a quick landing. Where did I leave my stomach?
We are down, unloaded and Air One is ready to zoom away.
See you later, Air One!
All photos (C) 2003
Don Mussell, Consulting Engineer
© 2003 Broadcast Engineering Services of Bonny Doon