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American Chopper: Junior's No. 8 Bike
See why the Comanche Bike made Junior's list of favorite bikes and hear about his amazing ride with a Comanche helicopter flying 100 feet away.
American Chopper: Trump Visits OCC
Wanting an update on his bike, The Donald takes his infamous helicopter to Newburgh, NY, to stop in on Orange County Choppers.
Challis Heliplane
High Speed Helicopter Rotorcraft
Chopper Crash 2
From the archives of Discovery: Watch as the Royal Navy trains for emergency procedures in a simulated helicopter crash. Learn more about chopper crashes and training simulations in this video.
Chopper Crash 3
From the archives of Discovery: Watch as the Royal Navy trains for emergency procedures in a simulated helicopter crash. Learn more about chopper crashes and training simulations in this video.
Combat Zone: Delta Force Rescue Goes Wrong
An American Delta Force rescues an American prisoner, but everything goes south when their helicopter starts going down.
Destroyed in Seconds: Helicopter Body Slam
Watch as a stalled helicopter engine results in a hard-hitting crash on a landing strip in El Mirage, California in this video clip.
Destroyed in Seconds: Mountain Top Copter Crash
A rescue helicopter is knocked out of the sky, high atop Oregon's Mt. Hood in this clip from Discovery Channel's, "Destroyed in Seconds."
Flight of the Osprey: Flight
Somewhere across the ocean the V-22 Osprey is preparing to take a flight to Iraq. Get a close-up look at this amazing tilt rotor aircraft in this video from the Military Channel.
Flight of the Osprey: Nacelles
Thanks to huge devices called nacelles, the Osprey can transition between being a plane and being a helicopter. Take a look at this video to see how these vehicles work.
Flight of the Osprey: Tactical Mission
Watch as the Osprey heads out on the aircraft's first tactical mission. Be sure to check out the rest of this Military Channel series for a closer look at the Osprey V-22.
Flight of the Osprey: Troubled Past
These days, Marine pilots work to prove the critics wrong when it comes to the V-22's troubled past. With Osprey already deployed in battle conditions, this tilt rotor vehicle finally has a chance to shine.
Frontline Battle Machines: Merlin Helicopter
The Merlin helicopter comes equipped with controls that are fully digital including a state of the art electronic navigation system enabling it to fly in all weather conditions, day or night.
GI Factory: Overview of the Chinook Helicopter
The Military Channel's "GI Factory" takes a trip to Philadelphia to look at Boeing's Chinook CH 47 helicopter.
GI Factory: Piloting the Chinook
It takes a crew of three to pilot a Chinook CH-47 helicopter, which is equipped with night vision, machine guns and missile warning systems. Learn more about the Chinook on the Military Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
Greatest Ever: A Practical Helicopter
At #2, this helicopter is designed to be a practical mode of transport for individual use. Check out this video to learn more about the world's greatest helicopters.
Greatest Ever: The Aircrane
Coming in at #10, check out the sports car of heavy lift helicopters.
Greatest Ever: The Chinook Helicopter
Ship cargo in a hurry with the greatest transport helicopter ever, coming in at #8.
Greatest Ever: The Helicopter Everyone Knows
At #7, this helicopter has stood the test of time. Check out this video to learn more about the world's greatest helicopters.
Greatest Ever: The Highest Flying Helicopter
Coming in at #9 is the world's highest-flying helicopter, which literally reached new heights in design.
Greatest Ever: The Lynx Helicopter
At #5, this helicopter is known as the Ferrari of the sky, and it has changed the way operators use aircraft in battle conditions. Check out this video to learn more about the world's greatest helicopters.
Greatest Ever: The Most Powerful Helicopter
Coming in at #4 is a true giant of the sky -- the largest and most powerful helicopter ever made. Check out this video to learn more about the world's greatest helicopters.
Greatest Ever: The World's Deadliest Helicopter
Coming in at #3, the world's deadliest helicopter packs a surprisingly powerful punch. Check out this video to learn more about the world's greatest helicopters.
Helicopter Video Log: How Do Emergency Landings Work?
Learn how helicopter pilots execute emergency landings. To find more information about helicopters, see this HowStuffWorks video.
How Helicopter Controls Work
Learn how helicopter controls work. To find out more about helicopters, see this video from HowStuffWorks.
How Helicopter Pre-Flighting Works
Helicopter pilots check several parts of the helicopter before takeoff. Learn more about helicopters in this HowStuffWorks video.
How Helicopters Move
Helicopters move in several unique ways. Learn more about helicopter movements in this video from HowStuffWorks.com
How Helicopters Work
Helicopters use various degrees of balance and rotation to fly. Learn how helicopters work in this HowStuffWorks video.
How the Raven R44 Helicopter Works
The Raven R44 is a lightweight, 4 person helicopter. Learn more about the Raven R44 in this HowStuffWorks video.
I Shouldn't Be Alive: Blizzard of Death
When a helicopter goes down in a blizzard, one man must make a choice that will either kill him or save his friends!
Iditarod Insider: Helicopter Camera
In this webisode of the Discovery Channel's "Iditarod Insider," learn more about the helicopter camera.
Last American Cowboy: The Galt Ranch
The Galts run one of the largest ranches in the country with over 7,500 cattle on 100,000 acres of land. Thankfully, modern technology has made it much more convenient to survey so many cattle. They have a helicopter!
Man vs Wild: Safety Precautions
Man vs Wild host Bear Grylls explains components of the safety kit in the helicopter that drops climbers off in Everest.
Mean Green Machines: Hybrid Helicopter
In this video from Planet Green's "Mean Green Machines," an experienced pilot attempts to cut power at 500 feet.
MIT's Robocopter
Watch this video about a robotic helicopter on HowStuffWorks. An automatic control system enables the helicopter to perform completely autonomous moves and tricks via remote control. Learn about this robotic helicopter in this research video from MIT.
Mythbusters Clips: 737 Angle 1
Check out this exclusive clip from Mythbusters to get a first-hand glimpse of a drive-by experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 737 Angle 2
Check out this exclusive clip from Mythbusters to get a first-hand glimpse of a drive-by experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 737 Angle 3
Check out this exclusive clip from Mythbusters to get a first-hand glimpse of a drive-by experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 737 Angle 4
Check out this exclusive clip from Mythbusters to get a first-hand glimpse of a drive-by experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 737 Angle 5
Check out this exclusive clip from Mythbusters to get a first-hand glimpse of a drive-by experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 737 High Speed
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'High Speed' experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 738 High Speed
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'High Speed' experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 739 High Speed
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'High Speed' experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 740 High Speed 1
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'High Speed' experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 740 High Speed 2
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'High Speed' experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: 740 Real Cannon
What's it like to fire a real cannon? Find out in this clip from Discovery's Mythbusters.
Mythbusters Clips: Blowing Off Steam
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'Blowing Off Steam' episode.
Mythbusters Clips: Drink Test
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a close up look at their latest experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: Fake Helicopter, Real Test
Sure, the helicopter's fake ... but the experiment is real. Check it out in this exclusive clip from Discovery's Mythbusters.
Mythbusters Clips: Heli-Wind
Sure, the helicopter's fake ... but the experiment is real. Check it out in this exclusive clip from Discovery's Mythbusters.
Mythbusters Clips: Heroes Rescue
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'Heroes Rescue' episode.
Mythbusters Clips: Massage for Heroes
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the 'Heroes Rescue' episode.
Mythbusters Clips: Of Wind and Dummies
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a close up look at their latest experiment.
Mythbusters Clips: Reunion
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a closer look at the cast during a reunion.
Mythbusters Clips: Setting Up the Drink Test
Take a look at this exclusive Mythbusters clip to get a close up look at their latest experiment.
Science of War: Building A New Helicopter
The Army puts a lot of work into the creation of the best helicopter possible. Go into the cockpit and see how engineers study pilots in order to build a better aircraft in this clip from Discovery's "Science of War" series.
Science of War: Future Soldier Trainer
You've made the decision; you've joined the Army. Now what? Go into the Future Solider Trainer and see how the Army keeps new recruits engaged in this clip from Discovery's "Science of War" series.
Science of War: Javelin Training
It's like a video game that can save your life. Get a rare behind the scenes look at how the army trains soldiers on the man-portable Javelin anti-tank guided missile in this clip from the Military Channel's "Science of War" series.
Sons of Guns: Arming A Gunship
A client from Paragon Security wants Will and Red Jacket to create a custom Mag 58 machine gun that can be mounted in a helicopter gunship.
Sons of Guns: Gunship Fury
Will and his happy client both get the ultimate thrill of unleashing machine gun fire from a helicopter gunship that uses the new Red Jacket mount.
Sons of Guns: Mag 58 Beauty
Will takes his first look at the Mag 58 mount and is thoroughly impressed by the work his Red Jacket boys have accomplished.
Strange Planes: Blimps
On the Discovery Channel series, "Strange Planes," we learn about the history of the blimp. During World War II, blimps would scan the waters for enemy ships. Learn why blimp construction first began in the United States.
Strange Planes: Fans in Wings
In an effort to make airplanes more like helicopters for level flight, scientists experimented with fans in wings. Learn more in this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Planes."
Strange Planes: Helicopters
The helicopter can do a lot of things that a traditional aircraft cannot do, such as hover, reverse and remain extremely maneuverable. Learn more in this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Planes."
Strange Planes: Huey Cobra and Pusher Helicopters
On Discovery Channel's "Weekday Wings," discover some of the first pusher helicopters to ever take to the skies such as the Huey Cobra.
Strange Planes: Lockheed Cheyenne
On Discovery Channel's "Weekday Wings," the Cheyenne helicopter design was unique for its day in that it had a pusher propeller to boost high speed performance.
Strange Planes: Luna Lander
The military experimented with creating an airplane with controlled action jets, which would enable the plane to take off and hover like a helicopter. Learn more in this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Planes."
Strange Planes: Pegasus Engine
The Pegasus airplane had a breakthrough engine that helped the plane's shape and capability be more like a helicopter. Learn more with this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Planes."
Strange Planes: The Bell X 22A
On Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes," learn about the Bell X-22A, a prototype aircraft that had a ducted fan system that allowed it to liftoff like a helicopter.
Strange Planes: XFY Pogo Plane
The XFY pogo plane was a plane that stood straight up like a rocket. It was designed to hover vertically in the air like a helicopter. Learn more about its design on the Discovery Channel series, "Strange Planes."
Strange Planes: XV3 Airplane
After WWII the U.S. government wanted airplanes that moved more like a helicopter, straight up off the ground. The XV3 airplane worked from this theory. Learn more about its history in Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Planes."
Stunt Junkies: Helicopter Jump
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Stunt Junkies," Ryan Capes, a motorcycle distance jumper, attempts to jump four helicopters with rotating blades.
Tech: NASA's Puffin
Engineers from the NASA Langley Research Center unveiled plans to build a personal flying machine that would run on a set of electric motors. Jorge Ribas reports on the aptly named Puffin, which is still in the early stages of development.
Top Ten Helicopters: Focke Achgelis 223
Meet "Hitler's pet dragon," and find out why the Focke Achgelis 223 has made our list as one of the Top Ten Helicopters around.
Top Ten Helicopters: MI-24 Hind
Find out why the MI-24 Hind is one of the most feared helicopters. Check out this video to learn more about the world's top ten helicopters.
Top Ten Helicopters: OH-13
This helicopter is said to be the "Angel of Mercy," and makes the list as one of the Top Ten Helicopters around.
Top Ten Helicopters: The AH-1 Cobra
The Cobra is the greatest attack helicopter ever built, and also makes our list as one of the top ten.
Top Ten Helicopters: The AH-64D Apache Longbow
This attack 'copter replaced the Cobra as one of the deadliest helicopters around, and tops them all as number one!
Top Ten Helicopters: The CH-47 Chinook
When it comes to helicopters, the Chinook remains the undefeated heavyweight champ. Check out this video to learn more about the world's top ten helicopters.
Top Ten Helicopters: The Lynx
This helicopter has been the main copter for the British army for over 25 years. Check out this video to learn why it's ranked as one of the world's top ten.
Top Ten Helicopters: The OH-6 Cayuse
This helicopter has excellent durability, making it one of the top helicopters around. Check out this video to learn more about the world's top ten helicopters.
Top Ten Helicopters: The UH-1 Huey
Even the sound of this helicopter's blades are legendary. Find out why the UH-1 Huey makes the list as one of the top ten.
Top Ten Helicopters: The UH-60 Black Hawk
The Black Hawk is one of the best utility 'copters around, and makes the list as one of the top ten best helicopters.
Weaponology: VTOL 1
Brilliant innovations in rotary flight technology led to the world's first helicopters.
Weapons that Changed the World: Apache Helicopter
On Discovery Channel's "Weapons that Changed the World," learn about the features on the Apache Longbow helicopter.
Whale Wars: Meet Chris Aultman
Meet Chris Aultman, veteran Sea Shepherd and the pilot of the ship's helicopter.
Whale Wars: Whales Go On Offense
With the Shonan Maru bearing down on the Steve Irwin, pilot Chris Aultman races to get the helicopter in the hangar before it is damaged. Just as he thinks all is safe, the hangar door malfunctions...