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Helicopters in Sao Paulo(31 images)

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  • It takes only 7 minutes to fly from Alphaville, an up-market residential area at the outskirts of Sao Paulo, to Avenida Paulista, the financial heart of the city. By car the same distance could take up to 2 hours, during rush hour..photo: Eduardo Martino
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  • Formula 1 Brazil Grand Prix final, Interlagos, Sao Paulo..Photo: Eduardo Martino / 02.11.2008
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  • Air traffic jam.<br />
Photo: Eduardo Martino / 02.11.2008
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  • An helicopter approaches Helipark, at the outskirts of Sao Paulo city.
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  • Flying over Avenida Paulista, the city's commercial heart, with its high concentration of helipads..Helicopter pilots serving the growing number of flying businessmen report that often they are requested to pick a passenger in one helipad at the top of a skyscraper and land across the road. Top executives claim they have too much to risk by moving around the city overland, for the time spent in endless traffic jams and for the real risk of kidnapping..
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  • Private helicopter and helipad in a businessman's house in the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
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  • Out of the almost 500 helicopteros registerd in Sao Paulo, 13 belong to the police. They are known as the Aguia helicopters (aguia means eagle).
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  • The general manager of an international hotel chain invites his friends to fly to the golf club in central Sao Paulo, where they all will play in the tournament. Here. they take of from the helipad at the top of Daslu, the most up-market clothes shop in the city.
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  • Flying over Sao Paulo..Photo: Eduardo Martino
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  • The owner of a food company and his wife are off for the weekend..Photo: Eduardo Martino
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  • Maintenance service at Helipark, said to be one of the best helicopter centres in the world..Carapicuiba - SP.Photo: Eduardo Martino / 18.01.2007
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  • Sao Paulo has a growing fleet of Robinson helicopters, with its piston engines, as it represents lower costs with comparable results for the new generation of helicopter owners in Sao Paulo, who then keep these machines in places such as Helipark..Carapicuiba - SP.Photo: Eduardo Martino / 18.01.2007
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  • A Robinson 44 chopper flies over the slums of Sao Paulo's suburbia.
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  • Helicopter maintanance at Helipark.
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  • Typical traffic jam in Sao Paulo: one of the main reasons why those with money, unwilling to waste hours a day locked between exhaustion pipes and the threatening urban violence, are switching to helicopters instead..photo: Eduardo Martino - 24.01.2008
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  • Pilots are doing time at C.C.A.'s premises. C.C.A. is a company working alongside insurance companies. When cars that have a signal-emitting device are stolen, the company monitors the signal and search from the air using helicopters. It's a 24 hours service, so C.C.A. always has a team of pilots in stand-by.
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  • Logo at C.C.A.'s front door. C.C.A. is a company working alongside insurance companies. When cars that have a signal-emitting device are stolen, the company monitors the signal and search from the air using helicopters..photo: Eduardo Martino / 28.01.2008
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  • Flying above Marginal do Pinheiros, one of the city's helicopter corridors, created recently to organise the aerial space and avoid collisions with airplanes. Sao Paulo has the busiest helicopter traffic in urban area in the world and it is the only city in the world to have a fully dedicated controller for helicopters, inside the Congonhas Airport.
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  • The interior of one of Helicidade's hangar.
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  • A Helicidade member of staff cleans an helicopter in one of their hangars.
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  • On the way out of Sao Paulo city just before a bank holiday. Sao Paulo is about 760m above sea level and some 100 Km away from the nearest beach. But the most popular seaside resorts among the well-off, such as Ilhabela or Anga dos Reis, are at least 5 hours away by car. Or 25 minutes flying.
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  • Major Gambaroni arrives at the Military Police's hangar located inside Campo de Marte airport in central Sao Paulo, on board of one of its 13 Aguia helicopters.
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  • Filling up one of the Aguia helicopters' tank at Campo de Marte airport.
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  • A young couple enjoy each other's company at a VIP room, with a bottle of champagne. They are about to depart on a night tour flying over Sao Paulo for 17 minutes, landing on Sofitel's helipad. They will then have a special dinner and a romantic night at the hotel. This service, called Night Air is one of the many types of helicopter use becoming increasingly popular in Sao Paulo. .photo: Eduardo Martino / 01.02.2008
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  • A young couple flies over Sao Paulo for 17 minutes, landing on Sofitel's helipad. They will then have a special dinner and a romantic night at the hotel. This service, called Night Air is one of the many types of helicopter use becoming increasingly popular in Sao Paulo.
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