Watch Aerobatic Helicopter Does Flips and Dives Over NYC

first_img Uber Copter Flights Are Launching in NYC Next MonthNASA’s Mars Helicopter Passes First Test Flight With Flying Colors Stay on target There’s not a lot that can shock New Yorkers, but even the city’s residents were stunned to see an upside-down helicopter flying over the Hudson River and flipping in full view of the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park and alongside the West Side Highway.As a sneak peek for the upcoming Memorial Day Bethpage Air Show, aerobatic helicopter pilot Aaron Fitzgerald performed the incredible aerial maneuvers over New York City during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 18.center_img Flying a Red Bull Helicopter, Fitzgerald — a former U.S. Army Paratrooper in the Airborne Division — flips, barrel rolls, and nose dives using a unique titanium rotor. It allows Fitzgerald to reverse the airflow through the rotor without damaging anything, ensuring he can safely execute the maneuvers.A Medal of Valor recipient, Fitzgerald joined Red Bull’s Flying Bulls aerobatics team in 2017. He has flown utility flying in mountainous terrain and offshore support, in flight test programs for NASA, and performed and filmed for over 100 films and TV shows.Aaron Fitzgerald performs a nose dive in front of the Statue of Liberty on May 18, 2019. (Photo Credit: Predrag Vuckovic / Red Bull Content Pool)The Bethpage Air Show is s staged in the airspace above and off the coast of the Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York, located on Long Island. It will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26.(Photo Credit: Predrag Vuckovic / Red Bull Content Pool)More on Geek.com:Watch: Daredevil Pilot Lands on Wooden PierWatch: ‘Human Meteor’ Streaks Above Los Angeles During the SupermoonNASA’s Mars Helicopter Passes First Flight Test With Flying Colorslast_img

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