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The Daily Wildcat

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    Fast Facts

    Three things a helicopter can do that a plane can’t: fly backwards, rotate as it moves through the air, and hover motionlessly.

    It takes both hands and both feet to fly a helicopter.

    The first U.S. president to fly in a helicopter was Dwight D. Eisenhower, in 1957.

    In 1982 a Bell 206 completed the first solo helicopter crossing of the Atlantic.

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