helicopter

Spectacular Night Photos Of The New Puma Helicopter 

These night photos of an AF Puma Mk2 helicopter being loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft, illuminated by runway lights at Brize Norton, the largest station of the Royal Air Force, are simply too good to handle.


It Was A Dark And Stormy Night (For This Anti-Piracy Dolphin)

In this spectacular and dramatic long-exposure night shot you can see a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin helicopter — Dolphin, to its friends — being towed into its hangar aboard Ventôse, a light monitoring frigate of the French Marine Nationale.


'Uber For Helicopters' Is Gross, Absurd, And I Want To Use It Every Day

Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is.


This Helicopter Crash Is Terrifying Because Of The Noise

Listen to this video of a helicopter ditching into the sea while trying to land on the research vessel Viking Vision. I say listen, because you can’t see much but you can hear all the scary noises — the screaming engine sound and the water getting into the helicopter. It feels even more terrifying than seeing it.


How Insane Helicopter Pilots Harvest Your Christmas Tree At Mad Speeds

Once again, it’s time buy dead trees. Once again, we should marvel at the way they harvest them: Using insane helicopters pilots flying at full speed, ferrying trees from one side of a hill to where the trucks are. It’s crazy.


Why You Shouldn't Shine Lasers At Police Aircraft (You Get Hunted Down)

When I was a kid, I had a small laser pointer. It chowed down on single cell batteries and did little more than annoy my pets. Now, modern laser pointers, such as the Wicked Lasers that exist for whatever reason, can burn through stuff and shoot a beam all the way into space. Sure, that sounds pretty cool but all of this can be bad news for helicopter pilots.


Monster Machines: This Could Be The Future Of Military Helicopters (No, Really)

The race to build ever-faster helicopters has seen some rather, um, unique designs take flight in recent years, but nothing quite like this Frankensteined airship from the AVX Aircraft Company. And although it may look strange, this concept chopper could soon be setting some new airspeed records.


Using A Helicopter To Trim Trees Next To A Power Line Looks Insane

Watch this helicopter pilot trim trees with a giant 10-blade saw right by a power line. Apparently, it is the only practical way to cut back vegetation in isolated, hard-to-access locations. Amazing skills and courage.


US Army Helicopter Drops An Entire Boat Full Of Navy Seals In The Sea

Here’s a US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter dropping a US Navy boat into the sea while a guy — apparently Navy SEAL — is descending into the boat from the chopper.


This Is The New Helicopter Of The President Of The United States

These are the first official images of the new Marine One. After much speculation, Sikorsky got the contract to build the helicopter that the US Marines will use to carry the President of the United States, a variation of its S-92 helicopter.