Behind the Scenes with “The Art of Flight” at Aspen/Snowmass

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, there’s a new movie called “The Art of Flight” that just came out. What’s the movie like? Well, imagine Planet Earth on the Discovery Channel and the gnarliest snowboard movie got together and made sweet sweet love.

This past May, we here at Aspen/Snowmass were lucky enough to have the crew from Brain Farm  up at Snowmass for a couple weeks for a private park shoot. Snow was pushed, jumps were made, helis and sleds were gassed up and lunches were made. Here’s what went down…

(Photos by Jeremy Swanson, Video by Dave Amirault)

Getting the RC Heli set up for the shoot.

But why stop at an RC heli? Here’s the non-RC powered heli, getting real low for the shot.

Three riders, two helis, one movie.

“The Gumdrops”, Travis Rice and the heli.

There were so many cameras.

T-Rice declares victory. Or maybe he just saved a bunch of money on his car insurance with Geico. Who knows.

Three feet of air.


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