Helicopters, also known as choppers or rotorcraft, are the ultimate utility vehicle and a versatile private air charter option. Rotorcraft offer distinct accessibility advantages over fixed-wing aircraft. A helicopter can take-off and land vertically, so an airstrip is not required for landings. A helicopter can land wherever there is flat and unobstructed terrain. Another key advantage of helicopters is their ability to hover. The ability to hover is essential for various helicopter missions such as search and rescue, emergency extractions, firefighting, and heavy-lift operations. Executive helicopters such as the Bell 407 Textron are typically configured to hold 4 to 7 passengers. Average speed for a helicopter is around 140 knots, with typical range capabilities of 400 to 500 statute miles.