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Common misconceptions with Helicopters

There are many misconceptions with helicopters, namely: Helicopters are just for the rich and famous; Helicopters are expensive and therefore I cannot possibly afford to charter or hire; Private helicopters are owned by pretentious types; Helicopters are harmful to the environment. The Biggy……… Helicopters are Dangerous!! All of the above misconceptions of course have logical […]

The basic history of helicopter flight

Although fixed-wing aircraft receive all the attention by most historians, helicopter flight was the first flight envisioned by man. In fact, the ancient Chinese were playing with a hand-spun toy that rose upward when revolved rapidly and as early as the mid 1500’s, the great Italian Leonardo Da Vinci had used his fertile mind to […]