Astrum Helicopters had the chance to work with the NBC TODAY Show (TODAY goes to the Ends of the Earth) during their LIVE broadcast from Belize on November 17 & 18th, 2008. All the aerial views and the stories with the helicopter where done using the services of Astrum Helicopters. To view the videos
you can visit our dedicated video page, hope you enjoy the videos.
For this project we outfitted our Bell 206 Jet Ranger B3 with a Nose Mount for a Wescam System.
You can also view the videos directly from MSNBC:
Discovering the Blue Hole
Nov. 17: The reef off the coast of Belize known as the Blue Hole may be in trouble because of rising ocean temperatures. TODAY’s Matt Lauer reports.
An aerial view of the Blue Hole
Nov. 17: TODAY’s Matt Lauer takes a helicopter tour above the Blue Hole and along the coastline of Belize.
Continuing Cousteau’s journey
Nov. 17: TODAY’s Matt Lauer talks to Jacques Cousteau’s grandson Fabien about the secrets that lie under the sea and the global concerns about the state of our planet’s water.
Worries about ecotourism
Nov. 17: NBC’s Kerry Sanders looks into whether the ecotourism industry has become a problem. TODAY’s Matt Lauer talks to Blake Ross, director of Long Caye Belize, about the issue. (Today Show)
Lauer swims with the sharks
Nov. 18: Matt Lauer goes snorkeling with sting rays, sharks, and other fish off the coast of Belize. The TODAY co-host is in the Central American nation as part of the show’s “Ends of the Earth” series, which is focusing on the future of the world’s water.
Cousteau on our troubled waters
Nov. 18: TODAY’s Matt Lauer talks to Jacques Cousteau’s grandson Fabien about the state of our oceans and the effects that rising temperatures have on sea life.
Preserving marine wildlife
Nov. 18: TODAY’s Matt Lauer finds out what conservationists are doing to try to preserve marine wildlife off the coast of Belize.
Wildlife in peril in Belize
Nov. 18: NBC’s Kerry Sanders meets some of the endangered species in Belize. TODAY’s Matt Lauer talks to Losita Lee of the Audubon Society about the state of the wildlife.
Preserving the coral reefs
Nov. 18: TODAY’s Matt Lauer talks to Melanie McField about the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative.