The whir of the blades and the iconic design make helicopters a childhood favourite for many people. So when you get old enough to go for a ride in one, or even learn to fly a helicopter yourself, it can be a real thrill. Helicopters are famous for their ability to take off vertically. This means that, unlike aeroplanes, helicopters do not require a long runway and therefore you can take off and land in locations that arenêt airports. Helicopters allow you to enjoy the scenic sights beneath and pleasure of flying. .