John Massey


August 5th, 2010 at 4:31 pm by under 10 On Your Side, Personalities

 If you have ever wondered what I see in Chopper 10 and how to see what it is like to come with me. Just go to There you will see around town with chopper 10 just give it a click.

You can also go to my face book page by giving the photo above a click.

See you in the skies over Hampton Roads…

Chopper John

Visit to Windsor Elementary

May 29th, 2009 at 6:04 pm by under 10 On Your Side

Today Chopper 10 visited the student of Windsor Elementary for their career day. It was pleasure to show the students chopper 10 and tell about careers in aviation.

The first group was the younger students who really seem to enjoy learning about Chopper 10 and how it is able to fly like a humming bird in any directions.

The second group was the older students that I was able to go into more in depths with in careers in aviation and how to get started. The students were able to see how Chopper 10 gives WAVY TV a unique news gathering capability. Also they learned that Chopper 10 is a two men crew.

Chopper 10  photographer Tom Marks handles all of the cameras on Chopper 10 and gives them a birds eye view while I handle the flying and the reporting duties.

Tom and I truly enjoy the time we are able to spend with students in the Hampton Roads Community and look forward to seeing them again.

AirPower over Hampton Roads

April 29th, 2009 at 7:41 am by under Uncategorized

It was a perfect weekend to see some of the most powerful aircraft in the world.

I wanted to say Thank You to all of the personal at Langley AFB and Dale Drumright for all of the help that they gave me in making this my 10th and one of the best weekend shows ever.

The following are some of the pictures from my perceptive.

I had a great time meeting everyone that stopped by Chopper 10 to say “Hi”…

 Arrival of the FlagC-5 ready for cargoFlyby Corsair and HornetThunderbirdThunderbird Team

Thanks to all,

Chopper John

BF Williams

April 27th, 2009 at 5:39 pm by under Uncategorized

Just wanted to say “Hi” to all the children at BF Williams in Virginia Beach and say thank you for inviting  me out to see you last week. Here are a few pictures of the morning that I spent with you.

I am on my way to see you.....

I am on my way to see you.....

Chopper 10 at B F Williams

Chopper 10 at B F Williams

Letting you know how we use Chopper 10

Letting you know how we use Chopper 10

Here is my office.....

Here is my office.....

I had a great time and was asked some really good questions. Remember that if you want to you too can become a pilot.

The Monday Morning Storms

April 6th, 2009 at 4:29 pm by under Uncategorized

Well it looks like we dodged another line of nasty storms.

John and Jermey kept us all up to date as the storms moved through our area.

Newport News did get hit with some winds that took a section of roof and some minor damage to a couple of homes.

You can tune into WAVY at five today to see the view of the damage that only Chopper 10 give you.

Take Care and be safe.


Chopper John

Deep Creek Baseball Association

April 6th, 2009 at 4:21 pm by under Uncategorized

I was invited to the opening ceremonies of the Deep Creek Baseball Association on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for baseball.

I wanted to thank Jake Darrell for inviting me and say that all of the kids were great. It was a lot of fun.

Hope all the leagues have a great season this year and the kids have memories that they will cherish their whole lives.


Back From Training

March 20th, 2009 at 4:28 pm by under Personalities

I was in Texas for the week of March 9 undergoing training. This is something that I do every year. I go to the Bell Helicopter Factory Course for pilots. It is a one week course that is by invitation only from Bell. It is called the Professional Pilot Course.

That covers my check ride that the FAA requires to maintain proficiency as well as recertification on my Night Vision Goggles, and my Instrument proficiency.

I know that may be hard to understand. Let’s just say this, that training is the best in the world and gives me the ability to bring you, our viewers, the latest breaking news in the safest manner possible.


October 27th, 2008 at 4:36 pm by under Uncategorized

I will now be up in the mornings starting at 0500 hours to keep you our viewers the most informed about traffic conditions before you leave home. That means that we can bring you faster and more accurate information than anyone in Hampton Roads.

NAS Oceana Air Show

September 23rd, 2008 at 11:15 am by under Uncategorized

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that stopped by Chopper 10 to say hello this past weekend. I think that this was a great air show and I also wanted to thank the people at Oceana that made it all possible.

Stay Tuned,