This is the helipad at Monte Carlo with the chopper getting ready for the short hop over the sea to Nice.
After take-off straight over the sea the helipad is just visible.
Then the French coastline through a dirty window which the pilot 'refused' to clean - must have been a big fly or a dirty seagull.
Couldn't he have landed nearer? The wait for a bus was as long as the flight!
It seemed strange flying without the immersion suit I had been used to on offshore helicopter flights in Norway and out of Aberdeen.
For more aerial acrobatics visit: Carmi's Thematic Photographic 146