Helicopters

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft and many forms of VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft cannot perform.

The English word helicopter is adapted from the French word hélicoptère, coined by Gustave Ponton d'Amécourt in 1861, which originates from the Greek helix (ἕλιξ) "helix, spiral, whirl, convolution" and pteron (πτερόν)
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Zechariah Barrett
So do they have rentals here?” Leor asked. “Not cars.” Jean replied. “Then how do we get around?” “Helicopter,” Jean said, walking toward the booth. “Don’t tell me this is where you learned to fly?” Leor looked up as he heard a helicopter overhead. It performed a barrel roll as it came toward the complex, and the pilot waved at Jean. “They are all as mad as you,” Leor whispered, horrified.
Zechariah Barrett, Beyond Chivalry

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He didn't like to see either of the women in his family disappointed; it ruined perfectly good meals.
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

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