We often think of helicopters as aircraft that are relegated to military use. Indeed, there are thousands of helicopters currently being used by the military. But there are more uses for helicopters beyond those employed by the military. Helicopters are currently being used by manufacturing businesses to transport equipment, and by hospitals to quickly move critically injured patients to major medical centers. Additionally, they have been used for search and rescue missions for some time. For that matter, more uses for helicopters are growing.