No I was not air born. Think about how hard it would be to get it somehow stable. Not even to mention to ask the pilots do get invisible.
Another chopper shot that clearly was not taken in the air http://www.marktold.com/panoramas/galerie/small.aspx?T=f&pano=heli_01_small.swf
Concerning the Falcon here is a shot http://www.marktold.com/panoramas/galerie/small.aspx?T=f&pano=falcon2000_small.swf
I think its a falcon2000 at least this is what I named the pano when I shot it :-)
So bottom line is. Take your shuts on the ground with the shades open and put some work in in postproduction. It is not only more convenient but also cheaper then get the birds in the air just for taking panos in shacky envirement.
Nikon D70s, Sigma 8 mm, 4 to 12 shots, Agnos MrotatorTShort, PTGui, PS CS3, and lots of other software :-)