Charl Schwartzel's Dubai commute

During the DP World Tour Championship last year in Dubai, players were given the opportunity of a lift back from the course to the Atlantis Hotel in a spectacular Bell helicopter. While a number of pros took advantage by travelling back in style, qualified chopper pilot Charl Schwartzel went one step further by flying the thing back himself.

Worth more than $7.5m and fitted out with a 'VVIP' interior, Schwartzel extended the invitation of a ride in the luxury Bell 429 helicopter to his good friend and compatriot Louis Oosthuizen, who duly accepted the offer of a unique commute.

Your carriage awaits: Former Masters champion Charl helps former Open winner Louis into the back of the helicopter.

Lift off! The tenth fairway of Jumeirah Golf Estates' Fire Course was used as a temporary helicopter pad during the DP World Tour Championship.

Relaxed: Despite taking full responsibility for flying the chopper, experienced pilot Charl takes a moment to share a laugh with his co-pilot and passengers in the back.

Sightseeing: Charl and the crew get a birds-eye view of the famous Dubai skyline and even fly over Dubai Desert Classic venue Emirates Golf Club.

Picturesque: Schwartzel has his own Bell helicopter back in his native South Africa and enjoyed the pleasant early evening flying conditions during the season-ending event in the UAE.

SPOTTED: Atlantis, The Palm - the Official Hotel for the DP World Tour Championship - comes into view...

Touchdown: Charl touches down gently on the dedicated heli-pads at the Atlantis.

A job well done: Louis thanks his good friend Charl for the unorthodox ride home.

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