From the first page of Catch The Sky
SO YOU WANT TO FLAY A HELICOPTER?
Helicopters are nothing more than 10,000 spinning parts flying in formation around an oil leak.
When flying helicopters or airplanes, you can never have too much altitude or too much fuel, unless you are on fire.
"The second engine is only there to take you to the scene of the crash when the first engine quits." - Rocky Laws, a famous helicopter pilot with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, when asked about twin-engine helicopters.
"You never want to be the best pilot, because then you will be called on to do the hardest or most dangerous missions. Second best is good, or somewhere in the middle, but never the best pilot: - Hans Kuwert, one of our mechanics. Hans flew helicopters off tuna boats for many years.
"FM -- F'n magic."
--Rocky Laws answer to what made something work. Usually applied during discussions about difficult flying concepts or complicated pieces of scientific equipment.
Aircraft mechanics refer to leaks on helicopters as "operational seepage."