The Mrs and I were once rescued from the Himalayas by helicopter (http://www.timbarnes.ndo.co.uk/zanskar.htm for gory details). I have to say, when you are in the sh*t nothing but nothing beats the sound of a chopper.
Long time ago I went for a "not quite a pleasure flight" (we stopped to pick mushrooms) flight in a Gazelle. As I settled into the front seat the pilot said "Do you know what happens when the engine fails on one of these?" "No" "Yet you still go in them, how trusting". This illustrates:-
1/ The AAC's weird sense of humour
2/ How the army wastes taxpayers' money.
I've only been up in a helicopter once.
I was medivaced to hospital after loosing half my arm to a Tiger.
I was flat on my back and could not see out.
But was not really interested in the view outside anyway .........
The first thing I saw as I was unloaded was a camera team, who where filming at the hospital at the time.