For those who haven't seen this http://www.bigeyeinthesky.com/

quote "Big Eye in the Sky is a site developed by Ed Fink, who 'may be the first photographer to do full spherical (180 x 360) panoramas from a helicopter.' He actually leans out of the helicopter (securely strapped in, of course), takes the shots, then stitches them together on a computer. The visitor can fly over the posted sites, controlling the flight as if he/she were the pilot. The panoramas of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are particularly interesting. Be sure to 'hang on to your chair;' some of the maneuvers can be stomach-churners you might want to take your motion sickness pill before you get too wild with the controls! "

I can attest to the woooo factor as you fly around ..amazing what can be done!