What you have in a helicopter is a stick for control, two (or more) very fast moving rotors around you up in the sky, and a cabin offering as much protection as an eggshell. But 'copter pilots aren't faint hearted. These are the ten of their most skillful maneuvers caught on video.
10.) Opening a sixpack
Remember, opening beer with your helicopter is better with 90s Eurodance. Like everything.
Suggested By: McLarry
9.) Landing on a moving car
This just reminds me that I would totally rock a Škoda Yeti.
Suggested By: ADabOfOppo
8.) Playing the shepherd
therotaryisdeadlonglivetherotary has some first hand experience in the field:
My first summer tree planting we were on helicopters every morning and afternoon for at least a week. One of our blocks was so steep the pilot couldn't land so she just nosed it in and we got out while the helicopter was still under power, commando style. I will never feel that bad ass again.
Suggested By: therotaryisdeadlonglivetherotary
7.) Doing the Red Bull thing
MORE TAURINE, NOW!
Suggested By: Arch Duke Maxyenko the First
6.) Landing on highway rails
There is space.
There's always space.
Suggested By: _Mécanicien
5.) Saving deer
Remember the story? Ice is a menace...
Suggested By: Jordan Hewlett
4.) Cutting grass in Afghanistan
The CH-47D Chinook is not something I would jam into tight places. Then again, I'm not in the Army.
Suggested By: Demon-Xanth
3.) Staying under the bridge
This time, it was the Navy in Seattle doing some magic to save people.
Suggested By: Bret
2.) Landing on water to pick up a boat
- Dude, could I drive my boat into your 26,680 lb helicopter?
- No problem!
Like a boss.
Suggested By: Avarage-Joe
1.) Fixing power lines
Suggested By: xenocyclus
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