If you are in trouble anywhere in the world, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helicopter can land and save your life.— Igor Sikorsky
Superior Helicopter quotations
The helicopter is probably the most versatile instrument ever invented by man.
It approaches closer than any other to fulfillment of mankind's ancient dreams of the flying horse and the magic carpet.
It would be right to say that the helicopter's role in saving lives represents one of the most glorious pages in the history of human flight.
This is why being a helicopter pilot is so different from being an airplane pilot, and why in generality, airplane pilots are open, clear-eyed, buoyant extroverts, and helicopter pilots are brooding introspective anticipators of trouble. They know if something bad has not happened it is about to.
Helicopters don't fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them.
The helicopter is a fine way to travel, but it induces a view of the world that only God and CEOs share on a regular basis.
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.
I've done all kinds of cool things as an actor - I've jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.
The thing is helicopters are different from airplanes An airplane by it's nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or incompetent piloting, it will fly
Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step.
The helicopter appeared so reluctant to fly forward that we even considered turning the pilot's seat around and letting it fly backward.
Scientists tell us that the fastest animal in the world, with a speed of 120 mph, is a cow dropped out of a helicopter.
I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and most famous helicopter pilots the world.
And I fly planes all the time. And helicopters.
Helicopters make everything better.
Now that I have kids, I'm probably more overprotective than I've ever been.
My wife's nickname for me is "red alert." I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.
The way to fly is to go straight up .
. . Such a machine (the helicopter) will never compete with the aeroplane, though it will have specialized uses, and in these it will surpass the aeroplane. The fact that you can land at your front door is the reason you can't carry heavy loads efficiently.
Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank.
I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in.
I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.
That was for instance the case in Mocambique a couple of years ago, during the flooding catastrophe. Instead of co-ordinating assistance properly, to much time and resources was spent on fighting about the same helicopters and local guides.
So then I started doing a lot of episodic TV, just car chases or helicopter chases or whatever.
I'm a partner in a company called Helicopter Services and Instruction out of New Jersey.
A Polish man in a helicopter. Goes up to 800 feet. Down it comes! What happened? "It got chilly up there, so I turned off the fan!"
It would be right to state that, with the successful flight of the XR-4 in the summer of 1942, the helicopter became a reality in the United States.
Looking down on it from the helicopter, with a bottle of Jack in my left hand, a bag of pills in my right hand, and a blond head bobbing up and doen in my lap, I felt like the king of the world.
I'm not getting up in the helicopter.
I have a premonition that I'm going to get killed in a helicopter crash.
There is an attitude that we should be able to have everything.
No, you shouldn't be able to have anything. I'd like a helicopter, but I can't afford a helicopter, so I don't buy one. People are buying stuff they can't afford on credit. I bought my Ford hybrid with cash.
Vietnam, me love you long time. All day, all night, me love you long time. (...) Dropping acid on the Mekong Delta, smoking grass through a rifle barrel, flying on a helicopter with opera blasting out of loudspeakers, tracer-fire and paddy-field scenery, the smell of napalm in the morning. Long time.
In the past people would say, "I can only do this world-class snowboarding if I have a helicopter." Actually, if you're committed to it, willing to put a bunch of energy into it, then you can do it under your own power.
I'm always looking for sounds that are pleasing at the time.
The sound of a helicopter is really annoying until you're drowning, and it's there to rescue you. Then it sounds like music.
When helicopters were snatching people from the grounds of the American embassy compound during the panic of the final Vietcong push into Saigon, I was sitting in front of the television set shouting, Get the chefs! Get the chefs!
Once I was in the Blink-182, going to Iraq was really touching.
It was kind of emo for me, going and meeting soldiers who were, like, 19 and hadn't even met their kids... Or dealing with depression. Just being with those soldiers and traveling with them in helicopters and people with M-16s. It was an eye-opener.
A fool and his money are soon invited everywhere.
I was out there with the White House press squad, and after his helicopter took off, and the carpet rolled up...This wasn't a photograph that others were taking, but I continued to take pictures.