SkyPix St. Louis is pleased to announce our latest major development: a custom-fitted helicopter door with a sliding window for the photographer.
This new door allows for clear, unobstructed photography without removing the door of the helicopter. Experienced professional photographers know it can get awfully chilly at altitude, especially during Winter months. But with this new photo door, photographers can stay warm and comfortable for the entire flight. Finally, photographers get the opportunity for undistorted shooting- in any weather- without sacrificing themselves to the bitter cold!
Our new photo door distinguishes SkyPix from other aerial photographers in St. Louis. SkyPix is the only local aerial photography company to offer this special-purpose equipment.
The door, specially designed for the R44 and manufactured by Tech-Tool Plastics in Ft. Worth, Texas, is FAA-approved. That means it has met the stringent safety and airworthiness certification requirements of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The door is made from sturdy fiberglass with a clear plexiglas window that slides down. Just like the helicopter’s original factory-made door, this new custom door has been painstakingly custom-fitted to the SkyPix ship by a fiberglass professional.
In addition to making photo flights more comfortable, this new door can also make your shoot less expensive too! That’s right… keeping the door on the helicopter reduces drag so the helicopter can fly faster. Faster cruise speed means less time spent travelling to and from photography sites, and less helicopter time translates into real savings for every aerial photo flight.
Custom Door Specifications
- Construction: Fiberglass + Plexiglas
- Certification: FAA Approved
- Installation: Custom-fitted
- Installation Date: February 2013
- Special Application Camera Window by Tech-Tool Plastics
- More comfortable experience for the photographer, especially in the Winter
- No need to remove the helicopter door
- Faster cruise speed
- Less transit time
- Shorter, less-expensive flights
Ready to put our new custom photo door to use? Schedule an aerial photography shoot today!
Or, read more About Our Aircraft.
SkyPix St. Louis provides professional helicopter aerial photography and videography in the St. Louis metropolitan area. SkyPix serves all types of properties, including homes, businesses, farmland and construction sites. SkyPix was started by veteran helicopter pilot and flight instructor Charlie Duchek, a professional with 20+ years of experience in St. Louis aerial photography work.