Helicopter FAQs:


Q: Is a helicopter a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters used to ferry troops and supplies where the lack of an airstrip would make transport via fixed-wing aircraft impossible?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters also used when patients need to be transported between medical facilities and air transportation is the most practical method?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a helicopter the Sud-Ouest Djinn?

A: Yes, and an example of the hot tip jet helicopter is the YH-32 Hornet.

Q: Was a helicopter damaged by explosions and one of his workers was badly burned?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters also in widespread use due to their greater payload capacity?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters used as aerial cranes in the logging industry to lift trees out of terrain where vehicles cannot travel and where environmental concerns prohibit the building of roads?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters used for aerial firefighting and may be fitted with tanks or carry helibuckets?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters filled from a hose while the helicopter is on the ground or water is siphoned from lakes or reservoirs through a hanging snorkel as the helicopter hovers over the water source?

A: Yes.

Q: Were helicopters developed and built during the first half-century of flight?

A: Yes, and with the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 being the first operational helicopter in 1936.

Q: Was a helicopter used in Europe?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters used as air ambulances for emergency medical assistance in situations when an ambulance cannot easily or quickly reach the scene?

A: Yes, or cannot transport the patient to a medical facility in time.

Q: Is a helicopter given a design rating called VNE?

A: Yes, and velocity, never exceed.

Q: Are helicopters all flying today?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helicopters also used to deliver firefighters?

A: Yes, and who rappel down to inaccessible areas, and to resupply firefighters.

Q: Are helicopters mounted with missile launchers and miniguns?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a helicopter equipped to stabilize and provide limited medical treatment to a patient while in flight?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a helicopter hovering?

A: Yes, and the outer tips of the rotor travel at a speed determined by the length of the blade and the rotational speed.

Q: Is a helicopter its low speed?

A: Yes.