posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by RothchildRancor
Helicopters go down in not very bad weather all the time. It depends on what aspect of flight you are talking about. If it's straight and level,
reasonably high altitude, then yes, you're right, it will take a pretty good storm to bring them down. Low level and fast, or low level and landing,
and a strong gust can bring them down if it catches the pilots unaware. It happened to a V-22 recently, and it's happened to numerous helicopters
through the years.
And yes, helicopters really are as fragile as I said, but as long as they're maintained properly, then things tend to stay together, and go well.
But that description of a helicopter came from a helicopter pilot, and has been used for many years, as it's accurate.