Helicopters & Other Rotorcraft

The wide world of rotor-wing flight opens up new horizons for pilots.

Rotorcraft opens up a world of flight that takes you into places that you otherwise cannot reach. The rotorcraft category includes helicopters as well as autogyros and gyrodynes, ranging from single-engine, piston-powered designs to transport-category helicopters with twin turbine engines. Professional pilots use rotorcraft on a wide variety of missions, including emergency medical services and air ambulance, search and rescue, and executive transport. Manufacturers produced iconic models under names such as Robinson, Sikorsky, Schweizer, Leonardo, Airbus, and Bell. 



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