Helicopter Hovering

Spotted on a ride on New Hackensack Road around what’s grandly known as the Hudson Valley Regional Airport:

Helicopter Hovering Practice 1
Helicopter Hovering Practice 1

Indeed, it was.

I watched a private airshow for a few minutes:

Helicopter Hovering Practice 2
Helicopter Hovering Practice 2

The same helicopter thumped over our house, about two miles from the runway as the chopper flies, while I was getting ready for the ride, and it was hovering as I reached the airport. I think the pilot was practicing, because the chopper made very precise movements across the airport, translated front / back / left / right, and hovered motionless for minutes at a time despite wind gusts.

Looks like enjoyably intense concentration!