helicopter : Definition, Usages, News and More

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he li kop ter

  • n  an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades

  • The helicopters touched down at 10:35 p.
  • The helicopter used to be the airplane's eccentric poor relation.
  • That prompted a terrorist to toss a grenade into one helicopter, and another to shoot the hostages in the other helicopter.
News & Articles

  • X3 Helicopter Sets Speed Record At Nearly 300 MPH
    The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter emerged from the hangar this month to set a new speed record for helicopters. With a top speed of 255 knots (293 miles per hour), the X3 breaks the previous record held by Sikorsky's own ...        
    June 14, 2013 - Wired News
  • Helicopter company wants to give rides along Space Coast
    A helicopter business that wants to set up in Cape Canaveral is moving forward despite public outcry
    June 13, 2013 - Central Florida News 13
  • Syrian helicopter fires on Lebanese town, two wounded
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian helicopter opened fire on a Lebanese border town in the eastern Bekaa Valley on Wednesday, wounding two people, security sources said. The incident took place in the mainly Sunni Muslim town of Arsal, whose residents strongly support the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad in neighboring Syria. Syrian state news agency SANA said the helicopter was chasing ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Prince Harry in This is London
    Harry said: "It is a huge honour to have the chance to train on the Apache, which is an awesome helicopter. There is still a huge mountain for me to climb if I am to pass the Apache training course. I think it will be one of the biggest challenges...
  • Ingrid Betancourt in International Herald Tribune
    The helicopter almost fell from the sky because we were jumping up and down, yelling, crying, hugging one another,Betancourt said. "We couldn't believe it."
  • Barack Obama in Press & Sun-Bulletin
    Obama responded that procurement reform would be "one of my highest priorities" and said that he has already requested "a thorough review of the helicopter situation" from Gates. "Of course, I've never had a helicopter before -- maybe...

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