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The Sikorsky S-70

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The Sikorsky S-70 series is full of next-generation, multi-mission capable aircraft. Sikorsky, now a Lockheed Martin company, has made improvements to the Sikorsky S-70 that will not only make missions easier but also keeps pilots’ workloads at a minimum. The S-70 changes the game for a multitude of industries, including firefighting and military. The following are a few of the …

USMC Uses Kaman K-Max Helicopters for Autonomous Cargo Deliveries

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In 2011, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) began their first experiments with the Kaman K-Max helicopter in Afghanistan. The shortage of helicopter pilots has ultimately lead the USMC to further research autonomous operations. The unmanned flight control systems were developed by Lockheed Martin and Kaman, jointly. After initial trial runs were proven to be successful, the helicopters continued operations …

The Largest Helicopters in the World

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Helicopters were designed to be some of the most versatile machinery utilized by civilians and military around the world. The following are the largest helicopters known to man.   Mi-26 (Halo) This Soviet/Russian aircraft is famously known for the containment efforts of Chernobyl’s nuclear accident in 1986. It is the largest and most powerful helicopter to have gone into series …

Helicopters Trivia

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Helicopters are one of the most versatile aircraft that is known to man. With infinite uses, here are the most interesting trivia facts about helicopters. Q: How High Can Helicopters Fly? A: Some turbo-powered helicopters can fly up to 25,000 feet, however, these aircraft fly around 12 to 15,000 feet on average. The record-breaking altitude was reached in 1972 at …