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 40,820 ft.
Q: What is the world’s largest helicopter?
A: The Mi-26 is a Soviet heavy transport helicopter. Operated both for military and civilian use. This chopper has enough room for 80 fully equipped troops or 60 stretchers.
Q: What was the world’s first mass-produced helicopter?
A: The first single rotor helicopter was designed by Igor Sikorsky who also designed the first mass-produced helicopter, the R-4, in 1942.
Q: What is the Highest Altitude a Helicopter Has Ever Landed?
A: Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel, flown by Didier Delsalle in 2005, landed on the summit of Mount Everest at 29,035 ft. He is the only person to have landed on the peak of Mount Everest and also holds the record for the highest take-off point.
Q: What is the most efficient way to rent a helicopter?
A: With the help of FairLifts, we can help you execute nearly any helicopter job necessary. Whether you need help with heavy lifting, aerial surveys, or even emergency services, our team members will connect you with top operators of the industry. Going above and beyond with every mission we take on, FairLifts are the experts that you need to get your job done!