Helicopters captured the imagination of inventors as much as fixed-wing aircraft. Take this quiz to see what you know about helicopter development.
The idea of flying has been in the minds of humans since antiquity. Icarus was fitted with wings that had the fatal flaw of being made of wax. His failure did not dampen the idea through the centuries. While many pursued the idea of flying with fixed wings, others conceptualized vertical takeoff, changing to horizontal flight before landing vertically. What evolved into helicopters that we know today were developed almost concurrently with fixed wing aircraft. Try this quiz to see what you know about helicopters.