General Helicopter Training - Is helicopter flying safe?
Absolutely. If you encounter bad weather or have a mechanical problem, you can land a helicopter safely almost anywhere. Most helicopter accidents happen due to poor pilot judgment: flying too low and hitting wires (or other obstacles) or continuing to fly in bad weather or limited visibility (like fog). These accidents are completely avoidable by flying prudently and exercising good judgment. The best insurance available to prevent pilot error accidents is a good training program.