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Unseen Cuba .... Spectacular first ever aerial photographs of Cuba taken from a Trike

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"Nobody had been able to take aerial pictures of the country because of the secretive political regime and technical difficulties," he told IBTimes UK. "I thought it would be awesome to try to become the first man on the planet who could convince the Cuban government to give permission for such an endeavour."

"That was the beginning of a long story," he continued. "I spent two years in the paperwork and bureaucracy stage. There were so many crazy requirements, unpleasant surprises, changes of circumstances, rules etc that I could write a separate book about it. I guess the Cuban military live by the rules written in the 1960s. Even though now you can go to Google Earth and see every square metre of Cuba, the military still tightly controls the airspace and its secrets."

Jovaiša says on most aerial photography projects he would simply rent a helicopter, but the rental service in Havana had only a huge Russian-made MI-8 helicopter that wasn't viable. He bought a custom-built ultralight trike and had it shipped over from Australia.


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  • Ken

    This is just a spectacular article and website. Looks like they have a book as well as apps for ios and android

  • Leo

    Very cool indeed Ken! :)







  • Wile E Scott

    Wow! That looks like Thailand or something. I bet property is cheap too! Hmm, about 40 acres for a runway...

  • Rick D

    Pretty amazing island, thanks Ken for the link.