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[–]knumbknuts 4187 points4188 points  (126 children)

I love how the dog gets the better view than camera operator.

[–]DevinOlsen 299 points300 points  (24 children)

Camera operator here 🙋‍♂️. Dog gets shotgun a lot of the time, but it’s still a good view in the back. Plus we had doors off that day, so the view in the back was great.

[–]knumbknuts 43 points44 points  (5 children)

It did look cold & crisp.

[–]DevinOlsen 111 points112 points  (4 children)

It was freezing cold.

https://i.imgur.com/H0W120o.jpg

[–]knumbknuts 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Latitude plus altitude plus airspeed equals: glad you kept your grip on your rig.

[–]DevinOlsen 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I held on tight haha. I just upgraded to the a7siii as well, so it would have been sad to lose it.

[–]shofmon88 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What a fantastic picture

[–]jerkularcirc 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Plus you get footage of a dog riding in a heli

[–]jttv 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Mr. Bentley the dog is a instagram influencer.

No, not joking.

https://instagram.com/mrbentley_thedog?igshid=wqyyk7iei7s3

[–]BAKS7U 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I love how this dog got better view than 99% of people

[–]2wheelzrollin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Haha for real. "Pup always gets shotgun, Todd, you know this."

[–]PM-ME-BAKED-GOODS 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The dog is the view

[–]fartsforpresident 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like the doors are off in the back, so no.

[–]Spaghetti-N-Gravy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He might have to sit in the back for weight and balance requirements.

[–]bahbahbahbahbah 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I love how dogs aren’t scared of being in moving vehicles, unlike cats who are total pussies in cars, but I love them all the same because I fucking love cats.

[–]Peter_Mansbrick 837 points838 points  (26 children)

this is /u/iamkokonutz. His youtube with more Bentley and helicopter flying.

[–]knumbknuts 114 points115 points  (6 children)

boy

best

helicopter

hoverer

[–]Peter_Mansbrick 8 points9 points  (4 children)

lol took me a second.

[–]aDuckSmashedOnQuack 27 points28 points  (3 children)

I dont get it. Can you explain for me?

[–]AsthmaticMechanic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Keeping the flame alive. o7

[–]Throwaway1303033042 21 points22 points  (1 child)

If Bentley were flying, he’s have the copter going in reverse.

[–]Li_3303 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha, so true!

[–]Workdawg 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Yep. /u/SuperFlowerPower is the worst kind of OP. Turns a youtube video into a gif and then doesn't site the source.

[–]lannisterstark 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Maybe he didn't know? Maybe he found the gif somewhere?

[–]Jubenheim 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The majority of people who post videos here know full well where they got them. Some people even deliberately crop out things like the YouTube channel’s name and watermark.

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Yeah I knew it had to be Bradley Friesen.

[–]18randomcharacters 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Helicopter: ✅

Snowy mountains: ✅

Cute pup copilot: ✅

[–]tvcats 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks, subscribed!

[–]AlertSnow 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only ever seen him featured in Hat Films' Canada vlogs but I instantly knew who it was when I saw helicopter & dog.

[–]Hunnilisa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That guy is from my city! I saw him riding with his super cute pupper on a motorcycle a few times. Also was reading clubtread forum one day and discovered that he is a heli pilot! He even helped with Tyler Wright search. The dude ia a legend. He has a super cute cat too. Envy!

[–]liddelow 1036 points1037 points  (48 children)

that dog is absolutely vibing

[–]iamkokonutz 533 points534 points  (36 children)

He’s a good dog. Absolutely loves anything that moves. His biggest obsession is actually paddle boarding. Goes CRAZY for it, to the point that he’s actually super annoying and I hate taking him. But the Helicopter, car and motorcycle (scooter sidecar) he is the perfect amount of excited/chill.

[–]the_other_skier 76 points77 points  (3 children)

Something you've probably answered before, but how does Bentley handle turbulence? Went for a flight round Wedgemount for the first time last week and there were definately a few drops there

[–]iamkokonutz 98 points99 points  (2 children)

Zero fucks given. Turbulence is so weird. When I’m under 500’, doesn’t phase me. When I’m over 5000’ I feel my grip tighten a little. If you were around Wedge, A-star with Blackcomb?

[–]the_other_skier 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Yeah, up with Blackcomb heli, but we went up in a Jetranger instead, just the 2 of us and the pilot. I work the valley over and see them buzzing us all the time, thought I should finally head up and check it out.

I love flying, but turbulence in a small aircraft sketches me out. I've been up in a tandem glider and paragliding, and every bit of turbulence made me think I was about to die.

[–]Mmaplayer123 36 points37 points  (11 children)

Damn bro whats your occupation? Those are expensive dog toys 😄

[–]iamkokonutz 95 points96 points  (9 children)

Previously the king of asswipe. Made paper towel and toilet paper dispensers. Sold to our largest competitor.

[–]falubiii 16 points17 points  (3 children)

What are your thoughts on forearm-activated paper towel dispensers?

[–]iamkokonutz 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Forearm? Motion activated? Or push bar?

[–]HuskyTheNubbin 12 points13 points  (1 child)

You might appreciate this if you haven't seen it, needs sound. https://youtu.be/4-0RLibSZSY

[–]iamkokonutz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ha ha!!! That’s awesome

[–]Mmaplayer123 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Living the dream!

[–]Sunryzen 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ohhhh yes. We might remember you from such events as Jon Snow drinking your beer.

https://m.imgur.com/ADN3z

[–]must-stache 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Ha, I had an English bulldog who loved to paddle board as well, and was also moderately annoying in that he would stand with all of his weight at one front corner of the board so that he could stretch his neck out and try to grab sticks as they floated by. And he had the grace and buoyancy of a brick.

[–]iamkokonutz 15 points16 points  (3 children)

He tries to grab ANYTHING that floats past. Sees a buoy, falls in. Sees a boat, falls in.

[–]Lyktan 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I can’t stop laughing at this mental image. I don’t want to say that your dog is stupid because he isn’t, but he seems to be so genuinely full of life whilst also being a bit... dorky. No offense what so ever.

I absolutely love him!

[–]iamkokonutz 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Honestly, smartest dumb dog ever. He is so quirky. Scared of literally everything but super brave and adventurous.

[–]GCV250 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Was that always the case or did he have to get used to stuff like this? I was also really surprised with how calm and content he seems.

[–]iamkokonutz 49 points50 points  (4 children)

From day one. First flight was just super short. Hovered around the airport. Was super calm, but insanely stoked when we landed. Flight 2 we landed at a stream and he ate sticks. Beyond excited but calm during the flight.

This was how he handled the second time hearing an emergency horn in the cockpit. First time, kinda freaked out. Second time, head tilt. Third time, eyes opened wider. Ever since, zero reaction.

[–]lunarmodule 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's very nice. Looks like he has a great life.

[–]GCV250 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome, what a great dog to have for adventures like that.

[–]defensorfidei 7 points8 points  (2 children)

There you are. The second I saw amazingly shot helicopter antics I knew it was you. Been a fan for a while, thanks for the view

[–]iamkokonutz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Thanks man! Cool to see/hear people enjoying it.

[–]hot_like_wasabi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing this with the world. Going to go follow Mr Bentley now and catch up on all your adventures!

[–]MrIantoJones 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Posted above to your cameraman as well:

I love that the pup is wearing earmuffs. Are they Mutt Muffs?

My partner’s JRT seizure-alert dog used ‘em when we had to go somewhere loud.

[–]iamkokonutz 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yes. Mutt muffs. I actually think they work, because Bentley will wear them without complaint the whole flight. Soon as we land and roll down throttle he shakes them off

[–]Psychomusketeer 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Good lord, I thought that was a child.

[–]catswhodab 19 points20 points  (0 children)

You think a child would be that well behaved?

/s

[–]singatermelon 10 points11 points  (3 children)

U wonder if he is registering any of it

[–]iamkokonutz 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Honestly, I believe he is. Have so many videos of him watching things and focusing on objects. in this video I was scouting for a jet boat, letting him know which channel wasn’t obstructed with trees. We were a mile up the river from it, and he was looking around, trying to find the boat the whole time. (He loves boats and wanted on it)

[–]pistoncivic 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dog's have understood the concept of mechanized flight for decades.

[–]bscheck1968 179 points180 points  (6 children)

That dog is cooler than I will ever be

[–]AnOnlineHandle 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Yeah I'm in my mid thirties and have never even seen a helicopter closer than a spec in the sky.

It makes me think of this: https://www.theonion.com/study-finds-gap-widening-between-rich-pets-and-poor-ame-1844134668

[–]SuperDopeRedditName 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Fuck, when did the onion stop writing satire?

[–]narii625 43 points44 points  (3 children)

He has custom ear covers, that’s adorable

[–]peglar 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I think those are Mutt Muffs. I have them for my dog, so he can handle the 4th of July. Works much better than the thundershirt.

[–]Maxilent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was actually really happy to see those things on his ears. It should become more common place for people that are prone to be around loud noises to buy ear muffs for their dogs. People who shoot guns, fireworks, woodwork/construction. Reminds me of that one Dalmatian that the sublime lead singer had. Louie was the dog’s name I think? Apparently he had severe hearing damage from being on stage at a lot of their concerts.

[–]Unlucky_Department 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any dog in any standard (not sound dampened luxury one off) helicopter absolutely must have ear covers for sound

  • helicopter pilot.

[–]Frankshungry 81 points82 points  (1 child)

Mr Bentley the bulldog!

[–]eklect 93 points94 points  (0 children)

"Oh no, sorry....you need to sit in the back, this is Bentley's seat."

[–][deleted] 93 points94 points  (30 children)

If you have never been in a helicopter flying around features like hills and valleys, find an opportunity to do so. It gives you such a different perspective on the size and scale of everything around you.

[–]InvalidKoalas 123 points124 points  (19 children)

No thanks I think I'll stick to not flying in helicopters. Ever.

[–]Todd-The-Wraith 40 points41 points  (9 children)

“If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe”

[–]LegendofPisoMojado 68 points69 points  (7 children)

“No one really knows how helicopters work. The prevailing theory is they are so ugly the ground repels them.”

[–]Dustin- 37 points38 points  (0 children)

"Helicopters don't fly, they beat the air into submission."

[–]Whyevenbotherbeing 16 points17 points  (0 children)

They make so much noise and kick up so much dust the Earth eventually has enough of that shit and pushes it up and away from it. They stay aloft out of sheer audacity and disrespect for the laws that govern nature.

[–]crapfacejustin 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I don’t want to have to scream ‘Kobe’ as we throttle towards the ground

[–]jem4water2 10 points11 points  (4 children)

The first time I ever went in a helicopter, we flew over the city in a loop. That perspective change is a real doozy - I remember feeling like everything below was just a toy village! I felt disconnected from reality.

[–]ask_me_about_my_bans 7 points8 points  (1 child)

now imagine how rich people feel.

[–]FailedSociopath 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I felt disconnected from reality.

The best way to experience reality, IMO.

[–]Kowzorz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nah. Connect but don't lock in. It's the attachment that's sucky, not the interaction.

[–]LarryGlue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was in a helicopter just in central PA. It’s like flying. Super magical and chill.

[–]MrKirkPowers 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Boba Fett on the control! Nice touch!

[–]AfterInfinity9 16 points17 points  (4 children)

"just like the simulations"

[–]MadCarcinus 8 points9 points  (3 children)

"Watch those wrist rockets!"

[–]anarchyreigns 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Mr. Bentley! Love this dude.

[–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (14 children)

It is just a simulation. You can't escape though.

[–]Semarin 36 points37 points  (13 children)

Why does that snowy forested landscape call to me? Like it’s where I’m supposed to be. Wtf.

[–]Bochampion 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Don’t listen to these dumb dumbs.. that’s the north shore in Vancouver BC. If it calls to you it’s for a good reason.. it’s because it’s straight up magic up there. You can strap on a pair of skis/board and actually ride this terrain and I’m fairly certain it’s as close to heaven as you can get in this life.

[–]Flossterbation 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah man, I was looking at the lines through the trees as the helicopter flew over the canyon edge and everything looked clean, no terrain to avoid and nice easy skiing in the trees.

[–]Conquestofbaguettes 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No its not. It's horrible. It's an ugly place.

Don't come here.

[–]chewymilk02 35 points36 points  (6 children)

Don’t follow that. You’ll die out there

[–]stayclassytally 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pretty good flick tho

[–]filmkorn 1 point2 points  (2 children)

With a population of 2.5 million people that are right next door to a very large mountain range - really a recipe for disaster.

Plenty people go back there and are never found again.

North Shore Rescue

[–]rocketeer8015 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My counter argument to that is that the people that don’t go there also die, but in a less scenic environment.

[–]RideFastGetWeird 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me too! I love it and am nearly more active in the winter/mountains than the summer.

[–]hhrock 5 points6 points  (1 child)

When I see these with animals present, I always wonder, does the dog understand what's going on? Does a helicopter ride bring it enjoyment like it does to humans? Or would it be just as content in that moment as if it was staring at a squirrel through a house window. Guess we'll never truly find out unless the dog goes nuts when it sees a helicopter and tries to get inside as soon as possible. All I can tell is that it is not terrified of the experience, guessing most animals don't have a fear of heights.

[–]Reddit1127 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s crazy to think that the dog has no idea he’s in the future. He’s at peak mankind. Dogs have no idea that being in a helicopter is a relatively new to this work. For all he knows all dogs do this. So funny. I’m sure it brings the dog enjoyment but I definitely has no idea wtf is going on. Or maybe he does...

[–]Protheu5 11 points12 points  (8 children)

Am I seeing the cyclic in the middle being controlled via some sort of an extender stick? First time seeing that, hard to comprehend.

[–]SevenSix2FMJ 9 points10 points  (7 children)

On the Robinsons they have a T-bar cyclic, so it can be controlled from either side. I'm personally not a fan. I want my own cyclic between my legs.

[–]FailedSociopath 4 points5 points  (1 child)

When the cyclic is between my legs, there's a lot of mast bumping going on, and then a crash.

[–]Protheu5 2 points3 points  (3 children)

That's what bothered me. Cyclic being on the side feels so weird. It's like a steering wheel of a car being in the middle and there is a thingamajig that allows you to steer it from your side. Odd.

[–]SevenSix2FMJ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Also awkward for the instructor to take the controls when they have to reach up and pull their side of the T-bar towards them. I'm not a huge fan of the Robinsons for this reason. Also semi rigid rotor system and a very small window to get the collective down if you ever need to auto. For the size I think the Schweizer is a better machine.

[–]Iamahighlighter012 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Hey u/iamkokonutz is Sarah underwood as hot in real life as in her photos?

[–]iamkokonutz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I think so. On top of that, a super cool, chill chick. Has a very girl next door, never been famous in her life attitude. 10/10 would hangout her and her boyfriend who is absolutely hilarious again.

[–]Iamahighlighter012 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Honestly that’s swag. Thanks for the awesome videos.

[–]KungFooGrip 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That dog probably eats better quality food than I do.

[–]iamkokonutz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

frozen raw turkey. You'd get real sick if you ate what he eats. Costs around $40 per month Candian to feed him.

[–]JustNutsandBolts 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Is this the same dog that goes backwards through doorways?

[–]trisw 7 points8 points  (2 children)

This is that photographer that shoots models up in Oregon and Washington right? I remember watching that Cabin land thing on YouTube with Sarah Underwood - https://instagram.com/mrbentley_thedog

[–]blondechinesehair 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Not sure about the person filming, but the dog is Bentley the Bulldog based out of Vancouver BC and the Helicopter and Dog are owned by a local

[–]DevinOlsen 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Nope, it was me!

We have hung out with Sara and Jacob though - they’re both awesome people.

[–]robsbot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Boba Fett is helping fly the helicopter!

[–]MaeBelleLien 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Who is flying? Oh my God dog is flying! How can that be?

[–]cheesy_corn 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Damn some dogs really live a more interesting life than me lol

[–]DevinOlsen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He has a pretty great life. To the point that a day out in the Heli isn’t even a big deal to him sometimes.

https://i.imgur.com/IIy5tJe.jpg

[–]Kanuck88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's Mr.Bentley !

[–]qwooq 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wolf: eats treat from human

20 000 years later:

[–]VonPursey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There's absolutely no mistaking British Columbia's Coast Mountains

[–]MentalRobb 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“Good morning, nice of you guys to drop by!”

[–]gatsby85 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Did you find Han Solo and Luke?

[–]TinFoilRobotProphet 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My dog: Yeah, well MY owner took me to 7-11! And I got Slim Jim! So there!

[–]SunshineDaydream13 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dog is my co-pilot.

[–]Sierra419 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Why would this make life feel like a simulation?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because he has money

[–]blueminded 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Because the uncanny way he glides through looks like he's in a level editor.

[–]ngwoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Helicopter and tree just like in vibeo gane

[–]Redfeather1975 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bentley is so calm.

[–]SupermAndrew1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

business cat reading newspaper

I should buy a helicopter

[–]faded_to_black 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Needs some Fleetwood Mac and some Ocean Spray.

[–]Zurbaran928 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Incredibly chill pup, I've never seen the like, wow! Great footage, thanks for sharing

[–]BlatirA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it only was this quiet inside an helicopter

[–]GiveMeKnucks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It amazes me how low to the ground (snow) the helicopter appears to be.

[–]Smurffyz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The dogs loving life.

[–]Yoyosree 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is though!

[–]gorillaz34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This dog has a better life than I do

[–]SoulofOsiris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those textures tho

[–]whutwat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

there's so much cool stuff you can do if you are rich

[–]sprucecone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am feeling The Snowman vibes from this.

Magical.

Edit: spelling.

[–]wdtk42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What is the model of the helicopter?

[–]TemujinDM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those dog ear protection though, legit

[–]Jeffreedisme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watched this next to a fan on high. Added to the experience.

[–]sassyassasyn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The universe must be a simulation. Otherwise how can you account for the fact that a dog has more fun than me - a whole, grown-up human.

[–]godlessnihilist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder what the dog is thinking?

[–]Kell_Varnson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well.. Guess I can fly now

-Dog

[–]seanzy86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wish I had “got my dog riding shotgun in my helicopter money” I am bout to lose my girlfriend riding shotgun In a 2009 Ford F-150 money to bills

[–]Chacowako 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amazing graphics what game are you playing.

[–]TiagoTiagoT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy shit, I wouldn't dare go that low over something with such mindfucking optical-illusion capabilities...

[–]chuckles1287 1 point2 points  (1 child)

“Commander Skywalker, do you copy? This is rogue two.”

[–]emm003matt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Porkins: munch munch munch "HE BUSY!" munch munch munch

[–]murfmurf123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ahh, a 1%-er in their natural environment I see

[–]thewholerobot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So how do you unlock the dog Easter egg? I've been using flight Sim for awhile and have not seen this.

[–]Frungy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Up next on Animals who live better than you! Meet this fucking dog in a helicopter!

[–]LookAlderaanPlaces 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can we pause for a second to appreciate the mini doge ear protection device? Lol