It not my intention to be a downer, but thought you may want to know who makes possible the stuff that comes across your television and the price some pay to entertain you. Also I want to shout to the world about this sweet beautiful man and testify to his passion. This is similar to a shot I posted a while back of my other pilot and friend Dan. This is my friend and main pilot David. Davids helicopter went down predawn yesterday morning during a production just north of LA. I just left him in Chicago about a week and a half ago after we wrapped a show there. He went home to California and I went home to Florida. Now I'm heading to LA to make senses of what's happened and be with my grieving television family. This isn't about me or my role, but about David. I'm nothing without someone to get me to the shot. David was that someone. Oh, and both shots with Em-5 and Panny Leica 25. E-M5    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/80s    ISO 250 dec 2012 Indianapolis E-M5    ---    25mm    f/1.4    1/50s    ISO 10000 jan 2013 Washington DC inside the worlds most restricted airspace. When you enjoy shows like biggest loser, amazing race, football on Monday and Thursday nights, and countless other productions, please remember those beautiful stunning aerial shots were piloted by this man. I'll never work with anyone else like him. He knew where to put the aircraft so I could get the shots. He understood lighting and composition more than any pilot I've ever worked with. Even though he couldn't work the camera on his phone or knew which end of the lens to look through, he was an artist. Without saying a word he instinctively knew how to build a shot and would put me where we needed to be. Sometimes the shows are trashy, and that's often by design. But the people behind the scenes are high end best of the best. Guys are getting hurt while filming on pitching crab boats, diving under ice, or just shooting someone cutting down trees. You're not supposed to see this or even know it happens. You're just supposed to enjoy the show at its face value. But once in a while try to think of the guys and gals holding the camera, driving the cars, or flying the heli. Also with David were a ground cameraman and one of the shows contestants. Prayers to their families as well. Wherever you are in the world today, if your television doesn't seem as bright as it did, its because we don't have David in the front seat anymore.