Friday, May 9, 2008

Flyway (Skywatch Friday)

This is one photo I HEARD coming. Our house is on the direct route of the air ambulance from Birmingham. We hear the medical helicopter flying over as it heads to Vaughan Regional Medical Center. Later, we hear it flying back, transporting a critically ill patient to the larger, more specialized medical facilities in Alabama's largest city. Thankfully, we don't hear the helicopters often.
(Note: I am assuming this is one of the air ambulances. Due to the sun and the fact that this copter was directly over me, I didn't get to see the medical symbol on its side.)
Today is Skywatch Friday, so fly on over to Wiggers World for more sky views.

27 comments:

Tanya said...

Great photo! We don't hear many planes or helicopters overhead. Occassionally there will be a small plane flying, or the police helicopter, but that's rare.

Jim said...

neat shot, hopefully whoever it was carrying is now ok.

quintarantino said...

This is quite good ... and you where quicker than the helicopter!

Neal said...

Neat shot!

Rambling Round said...

Quintarantino, I heard this copter in the distance, and knowing it flies right over my house...picked up the camera, then popped outside and waited about two seconds before it was right overhead. It's the skywatch photo I had been waiting to hear. But, it's not pleasant to plan for, knowing someone in the copter was very ill. One of my children was a copter patient just two years ago, and it's scary! But the ride in the sky sure saves precious time, and it saved my precious one, who is now fine.

Chris said...

We see helicopters a lot, too. Nice shot.

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mirage2g said...

Here too, there aren't much choppers and plane. Great view from below!

Daryl said...

NICE .. good timing,eh?

:-Daryl

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice job! Very nice photo too:)

Andrea said...

Nice shot of the helicopter. Life Flight is great. Hope the patient being transported survived.

Snap Catch said...

fantastic one for SWF! Hope you'll visit mine too... Happy weekend!

babooshka said...

No not planes here either. Nice catch

SandyCarlson said...

That's a marvelous shot. It must be something to hear that and be aware of all the need and all the helping out there.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great shot this is.. I see many of these, some are mountain rescue, then the local Police one zooming over or hovering... and local business ones.

It sure made an interesting Sky Watch shot

Tom

Melli said...

That is a nice shot! The cul-de-sac that we live on is the "landing pad" for medivac in our neighborhood. We see a lot of helicopters up close and personal! (which is GREAT because my hubby is a helicopter FANATIC!)

Ida said...

Neat shot! :)
There are many helicopters over my head every day. They are flying out to the oil rigs in the North Sea. With workers.

Ida

imac said...

Very peaceful.

pop over and see my Skies from Belvoir Castle Grounds.

Halcyon said...

I hope the helicopter and its cargo made it safely to the hospital!

Nice skywatch photo.

John said...

Neat shot!

Daniel J Santos said...

great image, great catch.

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a good photo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

No denying when you hear these big birds, nice shot

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Fantastic view!

The helicopter is flyng without
motor?????

Have a nice weekend,

Luiz

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

good one!

Dina said...

Thank God your precious was helped to health by the helicopter.
I am also in the flight path for rescue copters, mostly Army.
The sound never fails to stir the heart, does it.

Tommy said...

Nice Picture. Born in HSV, AL. Nice to meet you

IamMBB said...

Perfect catch. Great composition with the clouds.