While they are significantly different, helicopters share some features with their fixed-wing brethren. Just as in an airplane, the rudder pedals (called anti torque pedals in a helicopter) yaw the helicopter left and right in the horizontal plane and you use the pedals to maintain coordinated flight. Also, as long as you're in forward flight,the center stick, which is called the cyclic, moves the helicopter up, down, left and right, in the same way a stick would pitch and bank an airplane. But instead of moving control surfaces such as the ailerons and elevator, control inputs on the cyclic tilt the main rotor blades left, right, forward and aft moving the aircraft in three dimensional space. And while control pressure forward and aft on the cyclic moves the helicopter up and down in forward flight, the inputs make the helicopter move forward and backward when you hover. That's when helicopter flying becomes a dance we didn't get into during this inaugural flight.