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A helicopter (informally called chopper or helo) is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by engine-driven rotors.
A helicopter pilot's yearly income is dependent upon a number of factors, including the pilot's credentials, flight experience, the size of the employer, and the specific type of industry the pilot is in. According to swz.salary.com, in the United States, the median annually income for a helicopter pilot is $82,585. While the bottom 25 percent of pilots make $68,781 or less, the top 75 percent make $104,749 or more.
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The Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon, (Super Frelon - Super Hornet) is a three-engined heavy transport helicopter produced by Aérospatiale of France. The helicopter is still in use in China where the locally produced version is known as the Z-8. The SA-3210 Super Frelon was developed by Sud-Aviation from the original SE-3200 Frelon. Sikorsky was contracted to supply the design of a new six-bladed main rotor and five-bladed tail rotor. Fiat supplied a design for a new main transmission. The first flight of the Super Frelon was December 7, 1962. A modified prototype Super Frelon helicopter was used on July 23, 1963 to break the FAI absolute helicopter world speed record with a speed of 217.7 mph.