This Helicopter Pilot Is Your Ticket To Skating Heaven (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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It's good to have friends. Especially when they have helicopters and will fly you to the mountains to skate on frozen lakes.

Bradley Friesen is one such friend. He has been a helicopter pilot for almost 25 years, and often takes passengers to find remote — and spectacular — places to skate.

One of these expeditions took place last Sunday, when Friesen took friends Derek Popke and Brett Draney up to a mountain between Vancouver and Pemberton with their skates in tow.

And the resulting photo — which Friesen took from above, while in his helicopter — is pretty incredible.

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"We went looking to see how things were freezing," Friesen, from Vancouver, told The Huffington Post B.C. "We went exploring and found a piece of ice that [my friends] skated on."

It's not the first time that Friesen has helped passengers play on high-up, frozen ponds. Previously he took up 10 guys and their hockey gear.

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He's even flown up a figure skater.

bradley friesen photography

And Friesen's work has garnered plenty of attention in the past.

Molson Canadian used some of his camera footage for its #AnythingForHockey commercial.

Friesen also made waves with this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in which he dumped glacier water on pro hockey player Paul Bissonnette — from his helicopter.

Even his apartment has spread online.

"If you Google me, anything that sounds kinda strange — except for being an international gun smuggler/attempted murderer — is me," he said.

(H/T Vancouver Reddit)

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