Shack Tactical leader discusses helicopter flight in Arma 3

Flying a helicopter is an important aspect of Arma 3, so Bohemia Interactive is assisting would-be pilots with a helpful video from Shack Tactical leader Dslyecxi.


Though infantry combat is arguably the heart of Arma 3, helicopter support is a pivotal key to success against the enemy. Of course, flying a helicopter and transporting other infantry is easier said than done. Fortunately, Bohemia Interactive has uploaded a helpful guide to flying from longtime Shacknews Chatty community member and Shack Tactical leader Dslyecxi.

"The benefits of air assaults lie in the mobility and flexibility that they offer," Dslyecxi says. "Helicopters fly fast, low, and can land pretty much anywhere you can fit the rotors into. With sufficient helicopters or multiple flights, you can transport a large number of infantry practically anywhere you need to in a short period of time, as well as pick them up and re-position them for new objectives with relative ease. It's a welcome option, considering the massive terrain sizes of the Altis and Stratis islands."

Dslyecxi goes onto detail the process of selecting a landing zone, flying alongside multiple aircraft, landing safely, and successfully extracting infantry units.

Check out the full video below to learn the ins-and-outs of flying in Arma 3. For more on Shack Tactical, check out our Community Spotlight feature.

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