Robert: Couple convert helicopter into “heli-camper”

Published on May 24th, 2022 @ 12:00 PM


A couple from Alabama have taken camping to a whole new level after purchasing a helicopter and converting it into a “heli-camper”. 

U.S. Coast Guard pilots, Blake Morris and Maggie Morton, say they spotted a helicopter body for sale on Facebook Marketplace and a lightbulb went off.

“It went to the German military police first, then it got bought from there and used in Afghanistan with U.S. troops for a few years then in came here in about 2011 back in the states,” Morris says.

The transformation from ‘copter to camper was strenuous, with the couple installing numerous amenities into their new home away from home.

“Outdoor speakers, outdoor TV hook up, cable hook up … we’re not roughing it for sure. The TV swings around so you can watch that in bed or when you’re making food in the kitchen,” the couple explains.

As you can imagine, the slight of such a thing garners a lot of attention on the road.

“We’ve got a lot of honks and when we’d stop at some of the stoplights, people would honk and roll down their window and ask what it was or they’d give us a big thumbs up,” Morgan says.




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