Helicopters Fly Where Others Can’t or Won’t

Posted on February 11, 2020 in Aviation

Due to the unique characteristics of helicopters, they are used in a variety of missions that can test both the skills of the pilot and the helicopter’s performance. Since helicopters can fly low, slow, hover and land vertically they are ideal for  law enforcement, search and rescue, news, and sight-seeing. On the other hand, these types of flights can also be extremely hazardous.

Helicopters are not easy to fly and helicopter pilots must learn, among other things, how to manage sensitive control inputs and anticipate how to use them. Flying in hazardous conditions can be done safely, but with no margin for error.