I used Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 to plan a photo shoot with the Cleveland Clinic Critical Care Transport team and their Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. We used the sim to set up shots and brief flight crews before the missions. This saved time and fuel, and minimized the chance that one of the helicopters would have to leave mid-shoot for an emergency call.

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Produced on behalf of Vertical Valor magazine.

Thanks to the Cleveland Clinic Critical Care Transport pilots and medics for making this photo shoot possible. Read my feature about the team in the current issue of Vertical Valor, at verticalmag.com

Computer specs:
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
AMD 3rd Generation Ryzen 9—14″ full HD display—16GB system memory—1 TB Solid State Drive—NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060