“So many things can go wrong with a helicopter we made our own definition of a helicopter in Vietnam….”

“So many things can go wrong with a helicopter we made our own definition of a helicopter in Vietnam. It went like this: hel•i•cop•ter [hel-i-kop-ter,] noun 1. a collection of one hundred thousand complicated parts, flying in loose formation, built by the lowest bidder.”

Guts ‘N Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam by Mark Garrison, page 91