His request approved, the Fox News photographer quickly used
A cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.
He was told a twin engine plane would be waiting for him at
Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming
Up outside a hanger. He jumped in with his bag, slammed the
Door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go.'
The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took
off. Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot,
'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take
Pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'
'Why?' asked the pilot.
'Because I'm a photographer for Fox Cable News,' he
Responded. 'And I need to get some close up shots.'
The pilot was strangely silent for a moment. Finally he
Stammered, 'So, what you're telling me is .... you're NOT my