The good team at Midwest Helicopter called me up recently to see if I wanted to go out on a job they had scheduled. There were two jobs on the one day, one of which was going to be a long one. Anyway, I need to get there first thing to be ready to head on out with the team. I was going to ride in the aircraft so no messing around in Chicago traffic for me during the day. Just sail across.
It had been a cold night so there was ice on the ground and frost on the aircraft. I am not much use to the guys while they are getting ready. Telling me what to do would probably take longer than doing it themselves and they would probably want to check whatever I had done anyway. Therefore, I took the chance to get some shots on the ground of them getting ready and of the aircraft.
Normally I see the aircraft when it arrives at the job so getting it at rest was a nice change. Also, the weather was great with lovely soft morning light so it was a great opportunity. Here are some shots of the morning. The jobs themselves will follow in the days to come.