Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by turbodude, Sep 21, 2009.
I thank god everyday that i have such opportunities!
did she hire you or did that company zero g hire you?
im the resident Zero G photographer in Vegas. so to answer ur question, yes i work for the company
that is so awesome al!
I never knew that you could do this in vegas, must be expensive though
We need more details...
this is why I never knew about it
...I'm to cheap to even rent a gun to go shoot while im in vegas
...$30 for Tao Nightclub is already pushing it for me.
here is a slide show of shots
they look really well done
did u do those ones too al?
I paid to shoot an automatic weapon, but damn this is expensive.. need to win at the casino to buy this
no those are some of the beginning ones. They just havent updated the slide shows or the print advertising yet.
Ill post some more later today or tomorrow.
no pics if you in action, no care
wtf last pic lol...looks like they are playing tackle football!!
It looks fun but not $5000 fun.
So are you harnessed in when you are shooting or are you floating around with the rest of them?
floating around, hence the pelfing in some of them.
What i do is i try to sit as still as possible, so when the parabola comes up, i stay put, if not i stabilize by pushing on the ceiling. Sometimes this doesnt always work... lol
One time i got stuck in the middle, where i couldnt touch any side of the plane, and literally floating in nothingness, and couldnt reach anything to hold on to and pull me back to the side. The more i moved the more i rotated, The flight director had to float to me and grab me. lol. But ive been through so many zero g parabolas that im pretty stable now.
My test flight (interview) was a little rough, since i had to get acclimated but after the first one, you know what to expect and prepare for the Zero Gravity time.
Now im able to walk around when they are on the 2g incline.
somebody saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave me!!!!
fuck bro i'd kill to be shooting that shit
you the man dog
looks fun as fuck, I may have to do it sometime along with going to The Gun Store.
THat looks like a FUN FUCKING JOB.
Vomit Comet ftw!
So does the Zero G plane fly high enough to avoid any turbulence (which would cause people to go bumping into the walls and ceiling)?
Every flight I've ever been on out of Vegas has had the worst turbulence. I hate flying out of that city (especially hungover as fuck on Sunday morning).
Turbulence is non existent in the FAA regulated Airspace for Zero G.
Flying to that airspace is a little turbulent, but nothing too terrible. Most people dont even realize it, even if it is turbulent getting to the airspace, since they are so amped up and excited. I ride in the front of the plane on the way there and havent gotten sick or anything.
Now as for teh actual flight, very little percentage of people get sick. I would say probably less than 5%. It depends on whether or not they followed our carefully written instructions. That specifically says stay away from heavy or greasy foods the night of and the morning of the flight. We provide a light breakfast for the passengers during their inflight mandatory training and safety video. Consists of lots of Grain, and low acidic foods. Muffins, fruit, bagels, etc.
I have flown three flights back to back totalling 49 parabolas, and didnt get sick. I was starting to feel ill, but nothing too terrible. But its mainly becaus eim standing around during the 2g pull and moving around alot during the flight. When patrons on on teh pull we have them flat on their back, and i tell them to stare at a point in teh ceiling and concentrate on that and try not to move. Mainly because if you arent used to it, 2x your weight feels very odd and disorienting. if they follow the instructions and safety procedures most are fine. However, one time, some guy came in after binge drinking and eating a whole breakfast buffet, and he didnt fare too well. I think i stopped counting after 5 barf bags lol.
We have a Zero G coach for every team on the flight, and there are three teams. These coaches help with the passengers enjoyment, they show them have to play games, and show them haw to have the most enjoyable experience. They carry MandM's and water for the peopel to drink in Zero G, also get them in groups for teh cool superman pictures and for their safety.
Its truly a great experience that less than 1% of the worlds population get to experience, and is sooo fun. If i had the 5g's to spend on pure pleasure i would definitely do it. Im hoping one of these days ill get a couple of free parabolas to enjoy and play as well.
what lens and flash is that with?
d700, 14-24, SB800 and lumiquest 80-20 modifier, and my Sd8a.
If you ever need a second shooter let me know, I am only a couple hours away!!
seriously I want to be your apprentice.
probably the closest to the full deal of going into space.. which costs $25M
Guy Laliberté is going in a few days, lucky bastard