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Architectural Photography & Stories

Husky / Chicago

Husky / Chicago

This past weekend I experienced my first Husky A-C1 flight. For those of you who don’t know, a Husky is a type of single prop plane, known as a bush plane. These amazing aircrafts can take-off/land on super short strips due to their light weight, slow flight speeds, and balloon tires. The slow flight speed is perfect for arial photography too.

Liz’s brother has two yellow Husky planes and took me up to fly along the coast of Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline literally right out my window. It was a surreal experience to be in this tiny tandem two seater plane as we slowly flew by one of the greatest cities in the world. I absolutely loved the experience! Some day I want to add “pilot” to the list of things I want to accomplish in my life!

Pictured center frame is the iconic 875 North Michigan Avenue tower formally known as the John Hancock designed by Bruce Graham of SOM. This building is rich with history from its award winning design/engineering to being the location of Chris Farley’s death in his 60th floor unit. It defines the city of Chicago and has a great observation deck that is a must stop when visiting the windy city.

Also, if you ever get the chance to fly in a Husky, go for it, you will have a blast!

JC

Never Forget

Never Forget

LAX Theme Building

LAX Theme Building