Crop Dusters Meet Java Air Hexacopter.
Topics: Java Blog
Java Post Production recently took the Java Air helicopter camera out to the Canadian Aerial Applicators Association (CAAA) calibration clinic, which took place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 1, 2013.
This is a calibration clinic for aerial applicators...or "crop dusters," as they are often called. As you probably gathered from the name, the pilots use this clinic to ensure that their applicator systems have an even distribution pattern.
The footage will be included in a documentary produced and directed by Ted Delanghe of Regina, Saskatchewan.
As you'll see in the video, the Java Air helicopter (or "hexacopter," because of its six rotors) got some pretty nice shots of the planes. Look for the really low "dolly shot" under the wing of a plane. Yup, that was done with the Java Air hexacopter, too.
Near the end of the video, you'll see just how close we were getting to the planes. Sometimes, perhaps a little too close for comfort.
Helicopter pilot - Jack Tunnicliffe.
Helicopter technician/camera operator - Trevor Bennett.
Ground camera operator - Jason Delesoy.
Music: "Fly Away" by Lenny Kravitz