65 Helicopter Quotes On Success In Life

These helicopter quotes will inspire you. A helicopter, an aircraft whose lift is derived from the aerodynamic forces acting on one or more powered rotors turning about substantially vertical axes.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging helicopter quotes, helicopter sayings, and helicopter proverbs.

Best Helicopter Quotes

  1. “Helicopters don’t fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them.” ~ Tom Clancy
  2. “If you are in trouble anywhere in the world, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helicopter can land and save your life.” ~ Igor Sikorsky
  3. “The helicopter is probably the most versatile instrument ever invented by man. It approaches closer than any other to fulfillment of mankind’s ancient dreams of the flying horse and the magic carpet.” ~ Igor Sikorsky
  4. “You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.” ~ Amelia Earhart

  5. “It would be right to say that the helicopter’s role in saving lives represents one of the most glorious pages in the history of human flight.” ~ Igor Sikorsky
  6. “Helicopters make everything better.” ~ Gage Munroe
  7. “This is why being a helicopter pilot is so different from being an airplane pilot, and why in generality, airplane pilots are open, clear-eyed, buoyant extroverts, and helicopter pilots are brooding introspective anticipators of trouble. They know if something bad has not happened it is about to.” ~ Harry Reasoner
  8. “The helicopter is a fine way to travel, but it induces a view of the world that only God and CEOs share on a regular basis.” ~ Morley Safer

  9. “I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  10. “The thing is, helicopters are different from planes. An airplane by it’s nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too 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.” ~ Harry Reasoner
  11. “Scientists tell us that the fastest animal in the world, with a speed of 120 mph, is a cow dropped out of a helicopter.” ~ Dave Barry
  12. “The thing is helicopters are different from airplanes An airplane by it’s nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or incompetent piloting, it will fly” ~ Harry Reasoner

  13. “This is just a hunch, but I bet airplanes think helicopters are assholes.” ~ Dana Gould
  14. “The helicopter appeared so reluctant to fly forward that we even considered turning the pilot’s seat around and letting it fly backward.” ~ Igor Sikorsky
  15. “I’m always looking for sounds that are pleasing at the time. The sound of a helicopter is really annoying until you’re drowning, and it’s there to rescue you. Then it sounds like music.” ~ Tom Waits
  16. “I’d throw dollars out of helicopters if I had to, to stimulate the economy.” ~ Ben Bernanke

  17. “Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step.” ~ Deng Xiaoping
  18. “The badness of a movie is directly proportional to the number of helicopters in it.” ~ Dave Barry
  19. “Mike Smith – living proof of the need for ejector seats in helicopters.” ~ Victor Lewis-Smith
  20. “I’m quite scared of flying, and especially helicopters, I don’t like them at all.” ~ Heidi Klum

  21. “A fool and his money are soon elected.” ~ Will Rogers
  22. “A Polish man in a helicopter. Goes up to 800 feet. Down it comes! What happened? “It got chilly up there, so I turned off the fan!”” ~ Henny Youngman
  23. “And I fly planes all the time. And helicopters.” ~ Treat Williams
  24. “I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and most famous helicopter pilots the world.” ~ Izabella Scorupco

  25. “I love doing stunt stuff and action stuff. I’m not flipping off helicopters; that would be insane.” ~ Dylan O’Brien , Helicopter quotes love
  26. “I am a helicopter pilot. Something that gives me pleasure sometimes is taking my helicopter to go high, 2000 meter, 6000 feet, to go there and feel like a bird. In this moment I feel free.” ~ Roberto Cavalli
  27. “That was for instance the case in Mocambique a couple of years ago, during the flooding catastrophe. Instead of co-ordinating assistance properly, to much time and resources was spent on fighting about the same helicopters and local guides.” ~ Anna Lindh
  28. “Now that I have kids, I’m probably more overprotective than I’ve ever been. My wife’s nickname for me is “red alert.” I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.” ~ Matt Damon

  29. “I’m a partner in a company called Helicopter Services and Instruction out of New Jersey.” ~ Treat Williams
  30. “I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.” ~ Christie Brinkley
  31. “So then I started doing a lot of episodic TV, just car chases or helicopter chases or whatever.” ~ David R. Ellis
  32. “For a while I didn’t have a car . . . I had a helicopter . . . no place to park it, so I just tied it to a lamp post and left it running. [slow glance upward]” ~ Steven Wright

  33. “Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That’s the only fight I’m in.” ~ Anthony Anderson
  34. “I want to find a nice decent job as a helicopter pilot.” ~ Felix Baumgartner
  35. “It would be right to state that, with the successful flight of the XR-4 in the summer of 1942, the helicopter became a reality in the United States.” ~ Igor Sikorsky
  36. “I can do the equivalent of 150 miles per hour and not get stopped. I could quite happily pursue people down the motorway in my helicopter.” ~ Jay Kay

  37. “I do about 90 percent of my own stunts, and the things I can’t do for insurance reasons, like swinging out of a flying helicopter, I wouldn’t want to do anyway.” ~ LL Cool J
  38. “…..they had burnt and destroyed around 30 vehicles, including tanks and APC’s and damaged three enemy helicopters. God bless the fighters of the Arab Socialist Ba’th Party.” ~ Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
  39. “Vietnam, me love you long time. All day, all night, me love you long time. (…) Dropping acid on the Mekong Delta, smoking grass through a rifle barrel, flying on a helicopter with opera blasting out of loudspeakers, tracer-fire and paddy-field scenery, the smell of napalm in the morning. Long time.” ~ Alex Garland
  40. “A new helicopter service called Gotham Air is now offering users cheap flights from Manhattan to JFK or Newark airports that start at just $99. If there’s two words I trust together in the same sentence, it’s ‘cheap’ and ‘helicopter.'” ~ Jimmy Fallon

  41. “I’ve been in wars and in riots and hung out of many helicopters in the early days. And there’s a detachment that happens when you look through the camera. You’re looking for the shot.” ~ Haskell Wexler
  42. “I think if you’re a ‘tiger parent’ early on, you don’t need to be a ‘helicopter parent’ in high school.” ~ Amy Chua
  43. “One day I’m going to go up in a helicopter and it’ll just blow up. MI5 will do away with me” ~ Princess Diana
  44. “In the past people would say, “I can only do this world-class snowboarding if I have a helicopter.” Actually, if you’re committed to it, willing to put a bunch of energy into it, then you can do it under your own power.” ~ Jeremy Jones

  45. “I’m 100 percent sure I’m becoming a really good helicopter pilot.” ~ Felix Baumgartner
  46. “Some of the worst abuses of government force in recent years were precipitated by technical and victimless gun-law violations. For example, the BATF claimed that the Branch Davidians possessed machine guns without paying the required federal tax and filling in the proper registration forms. So a tax case worth less than $10,000 led to a 76-man helicopter, machine gun, and grenade assault on a home in which 2/3 of the occupants were women and children.” ~ Dave Kopel
  47. “The way to fly is to go straight up . . . Such a machine (the helicopter) will never compete with the aeroplane, though it will have specialized uses, and in these it will surpass the aeroplane. The fact that you can land at your front door is the reason you can’t carry heavy loads efficiently.” ~ Emile Berliner
  48. “We still name our military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats an eyelash about that: Blackhawk. Apache. And Comanche. If the Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and Gypsy, I suppose people would notice.” ~ Noam Chomsky

  49. “What can you say about a man who leaps from a helicopter over Manhattan without a parachute in the hope that by increasing his heart rate he’ll transform into an iridescent lime-green behemoth so he can take on an even bigger behemoth? That he knows he’s living in a computer-generated universe in which gravity is a feeble suggestion and nothing is remotely at stake, and that when he hits the ground he’ll be replaced by a special effect. The Incredible Hulk is weightless-as disposable as an Xbox game.” ~ David Edelstein
  50. “One of the things that I find most incredible about dad is the third act of his life.After all he accomplished in his professional career and what he’s given for his country, at the point in his life where he’s faced adversity, losing a son, having a helicopter crash, having a stroke, and what he’s accomplished in this third act in his life, I find quite extraordinary.” ~ Michael Douglas
  51. “When I go up, especially if I’m paying for a small helicopter and pilot, I’m on. I’ve got an hour and a half and the clock is ticking and it’s costly and I enter into a super-heightened state of mind.” ~ Michael Light
  52. “A fool and his money are soon partying.” ~ Steven Wright

  53. “I’d most likely be a helicopter pilot, or I’d own a really cool surf hotel somewhere on a beach.” ~ Wade Eastwood
  54. “When helicopters were snatching people from the grounds of the American embassy compound during the panic of the final Vietcong push into Saigon, I was sitting in front of the television set shouting, Get the chefs! Get the chefs!” ~ Calvin Trillin
  55. “I was born in Georgia. That’s where my grandparents-and all my people-are from. But my family traveled a great deal because my dad was in the army as a helicopter pilot.” ~ Michael Stipe
  56. “Sarah Palin is very pro-life of course, unless the life is that of an Iraqi civilian or a wolf running frantically from a roaring helicopter while being strafed with ribbons of automatic weapons fire.” ~ Seth MacFarlane

  57. “If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I’m firing a gun and helicopters are coming down.” ~ Emmanuel Jal
  58. “There may be rhetoric about the socially constructed nature of Western science, but wherever it matters, there is no alternative. There are no specifically Hindu or Taoist designs for mobile phones, faxes or televisions. There are no satellites based on feminist alternatives to quantum theory. Even that great public sceptic about the value of science, Prince Charles, never flies a helicopter burning homeopathically diluted petrol, that is, water with only a memory of benzine molecules, maintained by a schedule derived from reading tea leaves, and navigated by a crystal ball.” ~ Simon Blackburn
  59. “I do have fantasies of buying a helicopter and a lot of machine guns, but I don’t know if I can do that. I’d like to have a lot of weapons, grenades and things. And I want to have a solar energy machine. And I want to have a sunken garden with a glass roof. I guess that’s about it for now. I have a few other wants but I can’t remember them.” ~ Debbie Harry
  60. “The most adventurous thing I’ve done is learn how to fly a helicopter in the Philippines. One night we landed on a beach and slept on it.” ~ Francis Ford Coppola

  61. “Outside events can change a presidential campaign, a president, and the history of the nation: the Iranian hostage crisis, the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, the downing of the helicopter in Mogadishu, Somalia, the suicide attack on the USS Cole, and, of course, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.” ~ Mark McKinnon
  62. “The Queen of England jumped out of a helicopter and parachuted into the stadium. What was even more amazing was when Prince Charles flew in using his ears as a hang glider.” ~ Jay Leno
  63. “Flying helicopters is what I do for fun.” ~ Willard Wigan

  64. “From a little boat, to a big boat, to a helicopter, to an airplane.” ~ Kevin Johnson
  65. “A fool and his money are soon married.” ~ Carolyn Wells

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