Can You Land A Helicopter Without Engine Power?

April 27, 2016

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson once tweeted, "An airplane whose engine fails is a glider. A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick."

Smarter Every Day wanted to see how true that statement was by hopping in a helicopter and seeing if the experienced pilots could land it without engine power. Watch the video below to find out:

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