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  • A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by one or more engine driven rotors. In contrast with fixed-wing aircraft, this allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forwards, backwards and laterally.
  • A type of aircraft that derives both lift and propulsion from one or two sets of horizontally revolving overhead rotors. It is capable of moving vertically and horizontally, the direction of motion being controlled by the pitch of the rotor blades
  • an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
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  • At a time distant from a specified event or point of time
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longest helicopter flight - Heart of
Heart of the Storm: My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander
Heart of the Storm: My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander
Advance praise for Heart of the Storm

"Col. Ed Fleming tells a story of true heroism about the constant dangers faced by the pilots and crews who fly the most versatile-and vulnerable-aircraft in the skies today."
-John Glenn, former U.S. senator, astronaut, and bestselling author of John Glenn: A Memoir

"To risk your life to save a stranger is the highest mark of a human being. Ed Fleming is such a man, and this book is a great read."
-Dr. Jerri Nielsen, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Ice Bound

"Filled with suspense and emotion, Heart of the Storm reads like a thriller-but it's all true. Ed Fleming has led a dramatic and interesting life, and this book portrays it in living color."
-Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Resolved and Absolute Rage

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3199. In the RAN photo above, the fast troop transport HMAS Sydney [III] sits in Vung Tau Harbour, South Vietnam in 1971, with Iroquois helicopters of the US Army's 135th Assault Helicopter Company aboard. This may be a moment of departure for the last 50-man rotation from the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam [RANHFV], a unit of helicopter pilots and crew which for four years flew dramatic frontline duty with the US Assault company. Highly appraised by both their US counterparts and within the sister services for their courage and professionalism, sadly, the RANHFV's feats have remained little-recognised in Australia, where many had eventually turned their backs on a long and increasingly unpopular war. In the first of several Instalments here, KIMBERLEY DUNSTAN, RAN 1958-1967, writes about the Navy's role in Vietnam, and specifically the RANHFV's contribution. LOOKING BACK In the fight against communist aggression from the north the Royal Australian Navy played a significant role during the war in Vietnam, with some 13,500 personnel doing active service. HMAS Sydney is well remembered as the ‘Vung Tau Ferry’ completing 25 trips as a troop and transport carrier. She transported 16,094 troops, 5,753 deadweight tons of cargo and 2,375 vehicles. RAN destroyers distinguished themselves carrying out gun line duties off the coast. Clearance diving teams conducted hazardous missions keeping ships and harbours free from mines, including estuaries and rivers, which needed to be cleared of underwater obstacles and explosive devices. Numerous escort vessels and supply ships of the RAN quietly and efficiently carried out their duties, as did the logistic support, medical and humanitarian services people of the Navy. These pieces will look at a little known aspect of the RAN's service in Vietnam, the contribution of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV), and the associated Experimental Military Unit, often called EMU. From 1967 to June 1971, the RAN assigned Fleet Air Arm pilots and maintenance teams to the US Army 135th Assault Helicopter Company, flying Bell Iroquois helicopters in combat assaults, gun-ship support, medical evacuations and cargo lift duties. They also supported South Vietnam's ARVN and other divisions flying out of Dong Tan, Camp Blackhorse and the Mekong Delta. During the period a total of 200 navy personnel served, rotated in teams of 50 every 12 months. Five were killed, six were wounded seriously and others received wounds of various types. In addition 8 RAN helicopter pilots flew with 9 Squadron RAAF. This was a time when RAN professionalism, dedication and valour shone through. The war in brief: In the mid-1920s communists were active in what was then called French Indo-China. The focus was indoctrination of the rural peasant population and forming communist cells in the towns and cities. Their aim was to overthrow the feudal system of government, backed by the powerful French colonial administration. When the Japanese occupied Indo-China, in 1941-42, the communist Viet Minh guerrillas [poorly armed but well organised] fought the Japanese. After the defeat of Japan there was a surge of communist activity with the Viet Minh declaring a republic. Then, from 1945, a nationalist front led by the Viet Minh fought the French, defeating them at Dien Bien Phu, in 1954. A Geneva peace treaty, without guarantees, set a cease fire line at the 17th parallel, dividing the country into communist North Vietnam [with Ho Chi Minh as president] and South Vietnam. By 1959, in a bid to bring all of Vietnam under communist control, the north openly backed the communist Viet Cong guerrillas in the south. Ruthless and determined the communists infiltrated all levels of society in the south exploiting the weak political situation and corruption, establishing a strong foothold in the Mekong delta area. By the late 1950s, with the Cold War raging, the Korean War had stalled, there was a communist government in China, and ‘Red’ influence spreading across SE Asia. With the Soviet Union's bid for hegemony, there was deep concern amongst the allies. In South Vietnam the Viet Cong used terrorism with increasing success. Alarmed at the deteriorating situation in Cambodia and Laos and reluctant to let the communists to seize control of the south, the USA took action. In 1961 President Kennedy boosted military aid to South Vietnam, and Laos, where communist guerrillas, armed with Soviet weapons, were raiding villages, murdering officials and attacking the local administration. By now, 80 percent of South Vietnam was effectively in communist hands. Only the major cities were controlled by the beleaguered South Vietnamese government. To assist South Vietnamese forces the US dispatched military aid and troops, and then, in 1965, began air raids on the north. Despite attempts at peace negotiations, the war continued to escalate. Meanwhile, the Viet Cong, reinforced from the nort
X3 Hybrid helicopter demonstrator
X3 Hybrid helicopter demonstrator
Eurocopter has begun test flights of the X3 demonstrator for its innovative High-speed, long-range Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept in September 2010, which combines excellent vertical takeoff and landing capabilities with fast cruise speeds of more than 220 kts. The X3 demonstrator is equipped with two turboshaft engines that power a five-blade main rotor system and two propellers installed on short-span fixed wings. This creates an advanced transportation system offering the speed of a turboprop-powered aircraft and the full hover flight capabilities of a helicopter. The concept is tailored to applications where operational costs, flight duration and mission success depend directly on the maximum cruising speed. A wide range of utilizations are envisaged for the H3 configuration, including long-distance search and rescue (SAR) missions, coast guard duties, border patrol missions, passenger transport and inter-city shuttle services. It also may be well-suited for military missions in special forces operations, troop transport, combat SAR and medical evacuation - benefitting from the hybrid aircraft’s combination of higher cruise speeds with excellent vertical takeoff/landing performance.

longest helicopter flight
longest helicopter flight
Interactive Toy Concepts BladeRunner BlackGhost 2CH IR Control Helicopter
Black Ghost 2 ch. Infrared Helicopter from Interactive The Black Ghost infrared-controlled micro helicopter is from the original Blade Runner series by Interactive. The Black Ghost comes completely assembled with a twin main rotor system for stable control. The infrared flight-control system has a built-in charger for the included flight battery. A selection of peel-and-stick designs allow you to personalize your Black Ghost. The Black Ghost is small - about 6 inches long - so it should only be flown indoors. The manual contains operating instructions, flying tips, and trouble-shooting help. Requires 6 "AA" alkaline batteries for the transmitter, not included. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Flight time is 3-6 minutes after a 20 minute charge. For longest motor life, it is recommend to land after 4 minutes and let the motors cool for a few minutes.