For the last year, I’ve been following the FlyNYON Instagram account, loving their aerial view shots of New York City. I actually told Jason that for my birthday, I’d love to take a tour of the city in a doorless helicopter. I’ve never flown on a helicopter before, but I’ve had a love of flying for many years. From a young age and still today, I could watch planes take off and land all day long. I’m fascinated by the whole thing and I even joke that one day I plan on getting my pilots’ license. It’s never too late right?
Well, time has slipped by, and I forgot to schedule time to go up on FlyNYON, until I received an email about the new Angry Birds Movie, which actually hit theaters today! What better way to promote the movie, than with an actual birds eye view of the city. While waiting at the Blade Terminal located on the East River at 34th Street, our help arrived with a big Red Angry Bird on its side of the helicopter.
Sony Pictures brings on screen yet another Angry Birds flick, and this time it’s in 3D. It’s been a much anticipated movie in our house, and every time Ryder see’s the trailer, he gets even more pumped to see it. The cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Danny McBride.
These flightless birds typically lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to an anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb, to investigate the true reason behind their mysterious arrival.
Well, now it was my turn to fly like an Angry Bird. During lift off, it was a little windy with some turbulence, which left me a little nervous. But I quickly forgot about the bumps, because once we were mid air, we were able to rest of feet on the bar outside the fuselage. It was such a cool feeling, but I could only keep them out there for a second as the wind was too fierce for me.
We flew over the East River Bridges, Central Park, Columbus Circle, and my absolute favorite, we were right next to the Empire State Building. Being able to see New York from this view was Truly one of the coolest things I’ve ever done, and I can’t wait to do it again!