Fixed-wing pilots stand in awe before the power versus gravity that is the everyday challenge for helicopter pilots. Control is a fine line in vertical flight. A balance between enormous forces pulling in opposite directions, each necessary to maintain stability, each deadly powerful in a mishap.

Pilots that fly in vertical flight join their fixed-wing brothers in their love of flying. But the problems they face come from a book that only they have read. You may now slip inside this unusual world and view first-hand the true challenges of vertical flight in this Challenge of Flight program.