The thing is, helicopters are different from planes. An airplane by its nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with to strongly by unusual events or by a deliberately incompetent pilot, it will fly. A helicopter does not want to fly. It is maintained in the air by a variety of forces and controls working in opposition to each other, and if there is any disturbance in this delicate balance the helicopter stops flying, immediately and disastrously .

There is no such thing as a gliding helicopter.

This is why being a helicopter pilot is so diffrent from being an airplane pilot, and why, in general, airplane pilots are open, clear-eyed, bouyant extroverts, and helicopter pilots are brooders, introspective anticipators of trouble. They know if something bad has not happened, it is about to.

– Harry Reasoner

Med andra ord, är du en person som grubblar mycket och förutser problem innan de uppstår så kanske du skall bli helikopterpilot.