Message you could write in Military Helicopter card:
- Thank you for your service.
- Getting high is my job.
- Keep calm and fly one.
- Real pilots don’t need runways.
The helicopter approaches closer than any other vehicle to fulfillment of mankind’s ancient dream of the flying horse and the magic carpet. ~ Igor Sikorsky
Helicopters don’t fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them. ~ Tom Clancy
Helicopters are also called:
chopper, copter, eggbeater, helo, whirlybirds
What is special about a military helicopter?
It is either specifically built or converted for use by military forces. A military helicopter’s mission is a function of its design or conversion. The most common use of military helicopters is transport of troops, but transport helicopters can be modified or converted to perform other missions such as combat search and rescue (CSAR), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), airborne command post, or even armed with weapons for attacking ground targets. Specialized military helicopters are intended to conduct specific missions.
Military helicopter Pilots:
Helicopter pilots are stationed at military bases or aboard aircraft carriers around the world. They fly in all types of weather conditions. These pilots take off and land from airports, forward landing areas, and ship landing decks.
Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving.
Like other officers, helicopter pilots complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training consists of academic and on-the-job instruction. Flight training consists of time spent in flight simulators, classroom training, computer based training, and actual time spent flying.
Helpful Attributes to becoming military pilot:
- Determination to complete a very demanding training program
- Self-confidence and ability to remain calm under stress
- Strong desire to fly aircraft
See also: Naval Battleship pop up card.