Warning: Flashing images.
This is a mesmerizing slow motion video (shot at 240fps, slowed to 30fps) from a GoPro attached to the main rotor of aerobatic pilot Chuck Aaron’s MBB Bo 105 helicopter as the blade spins and the helicopter takes off, the tiny wind wizards inside working their magic to keep the helicopter aloft. “I don’t think it’s wizards.” Trust me, I took physics in high school. “And?” Wasn’t even close to convincing.
Keep going for the video, which features some regular speed footage at the very end that’s pretty sickening.