When Boudreaux was an eager young lad, he wanted to learn how to fly a helicopter. So he went to Landry’s Helicopter School down in Dulac. As all the helicopters were currently in use, Landry agreed to instruct him by radio on how to pilot the solo helicopter. He took Boudreaux out, showed him how to start it and gave him the basics, and sent him on his way.
After he climbed 1000 feet, Boudreaux radioed in. “I’m doing great! I love it! The view is so beautiful, and I’m starting to get the hang of this.”
After 2000 feet, Boudreaux radioed again, saying how easy it was to fly. The instructor watched him climb over 3000 feet, and was beginning to worry that he hadn’t radioed in.
A few minutes later, Landry watched in horror as Boudreaux crashed about half a mile away. He ran over and pulled Boudreaux from the wreckage.
When he asked what happened, Boudreaux said, “Mais, I don’t know! Everything was going fine, but as I got higher, I was starting to get cold. I can barely remember anything after I turned off the big fan!”