Sometimes You See Something That Makes You Fall In Love With Flying All Over Again

The New Wolfe Air Reel Is a Thing of Incredible Wonder and Beauty

Wolfe Air Reel is a company that we had not heard of before, but from now on we will be following their exploits. They are apparent leaders in the field of aviation cinematography and WOW! You have got to watch this video!

Words cannot describe the feeling I had while watching this! If this doesn’t make you want to be a pilot, nothing will.

Do you remember the first time you really wanted to become a pilot, or, probably even further back, the first time you were just absolutely enchanted by the incredible magic of flight? This video could be that moment for a generation of future pilots. It’s that amazing. This video is pretty much every single moment that anyone ever had like that 100% distilled into a rewatchable experience.

The epic music amplifies what are some of the most intense and unbelievable aerial shots ever captured. There’s a ‘the good guys are going to win against all odds’ vibe to the cinematography as well.

The truth is: I am so frustrated to not be flying in a plane right now!

Being a Professional Airplane Pilot Is The Best Job Ever

Pilots really are lucky. The fact that flying is ‘work’ is basically the most ridiculous and amazing thing that has ever happened to anyone. There’s no other job that offers the same pleasure. In a world where you could easily wind up stuck in an office (and there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just not for me), pilots really have to count their blessings.

OK so the basic idea behind these posts is to expose you guys to some of the coolest and most interesting information about the world of aviation, as well as to generate interest in potential recruits to come and study at Upper Limit Aviation, which we think is the best place for you to begin your flying career. Well, we should probably just drive from town to town — wait, what am I talking about — FLY from town to town and just show this video on the largest available outdoor wall we can find. Boom. I predict new recruits everywhere we go.

But wait! ‘How did they even get all this incredible footage?’, you may be asking yourself.

Mike Kelly is a writer for photography site Fstoppers and has got the inside scoop about how the crew modified a learjet to get these gorgeous shots. We’ll let him explain:

They’ve custom built and installed camera pods that are affixed to the nose, belly, or wings of the plane as necessary. These house cameras on a gimbal and gyroscopic system. The gimbal allows the camera to rotate unimpeded, and can track objects as they pass in front, behind, or beside the plane. The gyros are one of the most critical components of this system…They’ll fight as hard as they can to keepthe camera in the same place using a system of rapidly spinning flywheels.

Just think, the guy flying the plane that captured this footage was working. That’s his job. As in, you could get a job like that if you became a pilot. Yes, it will be hard work. But 99.9999% of the best things all require hard work.

OK. Let’s get real. If you’re not already enrolled in fixed-wing flight training, now is the time to seal the deal. There is an incredible future awaiting those who follow their dreams. The work is rewarding and the industry is growing! Call 1-855-HELIEDU.

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