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Helicopters are better than planes

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/19/2019 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Helicopters are better than planes because they can land almost anywhere, Help save lives and are more fun to fly. I would love to hear everyone opinions on this.


I would like to start off by agreeing that helicopters do save lives, Whilst most planes cannot in the sense helicopters do. However, There are certain planes that eject water in the midst of fires to put them out. I think we can all agree that a helicopter will never be able to do that.

I also agree that helicopters can also land anywhere, That is very much true DEPENDING on the pilot. Although may we consider that planes were not designed to land just anywhere. They are designed to go from specific destinations to another port, With compatibility to do emergency landings in fields when necessary.

The matter of helicopters being more fun to fly is irrelevant due to personal preferences of different people.

I would like to, In terms of my argument, State a few differences between planes and helicopters;
(1) In general, Planes can hold more passengers over helicopters
(2) Planes last much longer as opposed to helicopters and it wouldn't be considered safe to fly a flimsy helicopter over the oceans
(3) Helicopters have far less varieties in comparison to planes. There is assured to be a plane for any purpose (military, Recreational, Commercial, Ect) and have much more variety in passengers to hold, In opposition to the helicopter
(4) Larger aircraft's are generally safer in the air from what I've heard.
Debate Round No. 1


Helicopters carry tubs of water by means of a long line underneath them that drop water in a concentrated area because helicopters can hover airplanes are limited to a mostly straight line of water. In a perfect world the experience of a pilot will not matter but no matter what you are flying in there can always be an incompetent pilot
In response to your argument:

(1) Planes can hold more passengers than helicopters but helicopters are designed for more purposes than to simply fery around passengers
(2) Helicopters tend to wear out slower than planes because most planes that come to mind are pressurized and therefore cause the metal to weaken. You can fly helicopters over the ocean just not across it because that's not what makes a helicopter valuable
(3) There are not a lot of types of helicopters but that does not limit the number of uses the helicopter has.
(4) The size of an aircraft does not determine its safety if you have an aircraft that ways 300 pounds to an aircraft that ways 10 tuns they are both going to be destroyed from a drop at 30, 000. What you are thinking of is commercial aircraft and yes they are safer because the company's require the pilots have many thousand hours of flight before they will even consider them
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Posted by WrickItRalph 3 years ago
Depends what you mean by "better" and "planes"
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