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Interesting Helicopter and Fixed-wing Facts for Montgomery, AL

Lift is proportional to the change in the air's momentum (its mass times its velocity): the greater the momentum the greater the lift.

The first helicopter to achieve completely untethered flight was the Cornu in 1907 which managed to hover one foot above the ground for 20 seconds.

Fun Helicopter Facts for Montgomery, AL

Two piston-engined prototypes were built followed by a single example of a turbine-engined variant designated A.104BT. No production resulted.

Helicopter Spotlight for Montgomery, AL

Agusta A.104 Helicar was an Italian prototype light helicopter flown in December 1960. It was a slightly enlarged version of the A.103 and added a second seat beside the pilot's seat. The cockpit was enclosed by a perspex bubble with the engine at the rear and the tail rotor carried on an enclosed boom.

Owing to their versatility in flight, helicopters have a wide variety of applications. They are used for traffic surveillance, transportation, news gathering, aerial photography, crop-spraying, tourism, searching and rescuing etc.