Helicopter

NASA successfully flies helicopter on Mars

On April 19, 10:52 GMT, NASA announced that the Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its first flight on Mars....


The time when India had dancing elephant helicopters

In the 1970s, the Indian Air Force decided to celebrate its new helicopters in a very special way....


NASA delays first Mars helicopter flight

The first flight of Ingenuity, NASA’s Mars helicopter, was rescheduled to make time for troubleshooting....


Could helicopters solve the Suez canal blockage?

With the Ever Given container ship blocking the Suez canal ‒ and 10% of the world’s trade with it – we can't help but wonder: would helicopters help?...


Turkey rolls out mockup of unmanned electric attack helicopter

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) revealed a mockup of the TUSAŞ T-629 unmanned electric attack helicopter with a characteristic rave color pallet....


Will Perseverance’s helicopter really conduct first flight on another planet?

NASA said that Ingenuity, a helicopter carried aboard Perseverance rover, is going to perform the first powered flight on Mars. But is this true?...


Investigators find pilot responsible for Kobe Bryant's death

The NTSB investigators found the pilot to be responsible for Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash....


Helicopter to conduct radiation survey ahead of Super Bowl

A radiation-sensing helicopter will fly at low-altitude over Tampa, United States, as part of counterterrorism surveillance ahead of the Super Bowl game....


How Russians tried to sell Mi-24 attack helicopters to police

Mil Mi-24 Hind is one of the most notorious attack helicopters in the world, famous for its firepower. In the 1990s a police variant was designed... with cannons. The mid-90s was a difficult period for all ex-soviet manufacturers. As the Soviet Union crumbled, its research and manufacturing facilities were transformed into companies, which had to adapt to a capitalist economy.  With government orders running thin, every possible niche for re...


The largest helicopter ever built: Mil V-12

The largest helicopter ever built was Soviet Union’s Mil V-12, which was able to carry 196 passengers. The empty weight of this giant was 69,100 kg.General characteristicsThe Mil V-12 could reach a sp...