It seems that going to the dentist to remove a loose tooth is now a thing of the past, especially once you have your own helicopter.
A pilot from Virginia has posted footage of himself on Facebook removing his son’s loose tooth using a helicopter, complete with the Flight of the Valkyries musical score, making the occasion look like a scene from a battle.
According to an interview with the BBC, the pilot father, Rick Rahim, flew 10 feet in the air and used a fishing wire to extract the tooth from his seven-year-old son, Carson.
“We tied the fishing wire to his tooth and the rest is history,” said Rick. “We went back out and I got in the helicopter and up and the tooth went away.”
At the end of his video, Rick ensured the watchers that the circumstances of the tooth extraction were safe, and that he has 13 years of helicopter flying experience behind him.
"You've got to do everything safe in life, and that's what I did today," he said. "What we did today was perfectly fun and perfectly safe."
Photo from Rick Rahim's Facebook page (Rick and Carson Rahim)