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Author Appearance by Emmy Award-Winning Helicopter Cameraman David Arnold

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge United States (map)

Help from Above: How I Went from Sweeping the Floor to Painting the Sky and What Lies Above the Clouds: A True Crime Story

Meet and Greet David Arnold…

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HELP FROM ABOVE: How I went from Sweeping the Floor to Painting the Sky
David Alan Arnold is an Emmy Award-winning TV cameraman who flies in a helicopter — but he started his Hollywood career with a broom in his hand. Somehow, sweeping the floor got him into some of the world’s biggest TV shows. David’s first book tells the unlikely story of mistakes and miracles that took him to some of the most dangerous places on Earth—soaring through the clouds, straight into a deadly phenomenon known as The Deadman’s Curve. Buckle up for adventure in the stormy skies of Deadliest Catch and a helicopter ride through the Amazing Race, World Series and Super Bowl. Readers who enjoy real-life adventures full of suspense and humor will love this book.

In his second memoir, David Alan Arnold takes us on a Life and Death Adventure, in his helicopter, flying for Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch. But, he also gets into adventures at home, picking a fight with an Organized Crime Ring that took over a school bus stop. David's town has so few residents that good people are afraid to speak about the crime ring, for fear of reprisal. When killers and dirty cops out-number town residents, it's wise to stay out of harm's way. But, David is famous for being "Thick-as-a-Brick". So, here we go, on what David calls an "ill-planned journey"--straight into a fight, that left a trail of human remains in the woods behind the school bus stop. Hard to believe?--Not according to FBI agents who asked to read advanced copy of this book. Buckle-up for a wild ride in the sky above Monday Night Football, Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch, but also a True Crime Story that brought kidnappers, drug dealers and killers to a school bus stop.

One of David Alan Arnold's earliest child-hood memories is a surreal experience of floating up from his crib and flying out a window. It must have been a dream. Today, David's job as Airborne Cinematographer flies him around the world, for movies like James Bond and TV Shows like Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race, The World Series, Survivor and Super Bowl. When not flying, David volunteers to help his community. That's how he discovered an organized crime ring operating at a school bus stop. David's fight against organized crime inspired him to write a series of books about winning against the odds. A coming documentary series will take viewers into the stormy skies above Deadliest Catch and down to the trenches in a war against gangsters who took over a small town.