Helicopter

Think

What is happening?

What is the helicopter looking for?

Who is flying the helicopter?

Why are they using a helicopter?

Solve

Dawn lands her helicopter in a field that she is thinking of buying to build a hangar on. The field measures 30m wide and 56m long. Can you work out the perimeter and the area for her?

Discover

Fact: Helicopters are used for passenger transportation, in the military, for recreation, for fire-fighting, by the police and for rescue and medical emergency transportation.

Question: When was the first helicopter designed? What is the history behind the helicopter? Is the idea older than aeroplanes? What can you find out about helicopters? Make a presentation in PowerPoint or Prezi to share with your classmates.

Respond

Write a letter of complaint to English Heritage about your day at Stonehenge being ruined by a helicopter hovering above you and your family while you tried to have a picnic. Why was the picnic ruined? How long did the helicopter hover above you? 

Discuss

Statistically, you are more likely to survive if a helicopter’s engine fails in mid-flight than if the same happened with an aeroplane. However, is it really safe to travel in the sky? Is it understandable that some people have a fear of flying, or is their fear unfounded? Is air travel just another way of getting from place to place? Do you have any concerns about flying?

Reimagine

Draw an aerial view of what the pilot can see from the helicopter.

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