'Richard Hammond's Crash Course' Makes Helicopters, and HCTV Is There! (Slideshow)

Today's cuppa: French vanilla coffee (sorry, Brits!)

Richard-Hammonds-Crash-Course.jpgIncluded in tonight's (Monday, Nov. 19) episode of BBC America's "Richard Hammond's Crash Course" is the "Top Gear" host's visit to Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, Calif. Hammond gets to try his hand at building a chopper, then he gets to test-fly one.

HCTV was on-site that day, as you can see by clicking here and reading the syndicated feature story I wrote about my -- and Hammond's -- adventures.

And when you're done with that, grab a gander at some of the pix I took while I was there ...