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Video: “I changed careers to become a helicopter pilot”

Chris Mann discovered independence at an early age. His passion for skateboarding around the city developed into flying through London’s skyline. Confident he can master whatever he takes a fondness for, Chris left his production design career for West end shows and 12 years ago decided to become a helicopter pilot.

Now he owns London’s main tourist helicopter company based in Battersea. From Battersea’s Heliport, Chris Mann has created a unique local business offering sightseers the chance to explore the city from above in his helicopter rides. Watch Chris’ story below:

This film is part of the “Londoners on the Thames” strand of the 1000 Londoners project, in partnership with Totally Thames, produced by Chocolate Films. This series is broadcast on www.1000londoners.com