Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
And, under severe attack—almost invariably at night—all have to be rescued by reinforcements hastily arriving by helicopter.
They were spotted boarding a helicopter nearby on departure.
One thinks here, particularly, of Fergie's series of children's books about a helicopter called Budgie.
He opens up about helicopter parents, the sometimes rage-filled response to his book, and how he stays sane.
The helicopter hung motionless in the air as though daring the remaining plane to attack.
Dirk then stopped the plane and held it poised in the air with the helicopter.
A servant was already carrying their luggage—and cases of Rockford's beer—out of the helicopter.
"I'm waiting for that metal to cool off," said the helicopter pilot.
In 1906 he became interested in heavier than air machines, and began on a helicopter.
1861, from French hélicoptère "device for enabling airplanes to rise perpendicularly," thus "flying machine propelled by screws." The idea was to gain lift from spiral aerofoils, and it didn't work. Used by Jules Verne and the Wright Brothers, the word transferred to helicopters in the modern sense when those were developed in the 1920s. From Greek helix (genitive helikos) "spiral" (see helix) + pteron "wing" (see pterodactyl). Nativized in Flemish as wentelwiek "with rotary vanes."