HYDERABAD: Everyone on Facebook seems to be sharing this video which shows a helicopter flying with the rotors off. People are sharing the video claiming it to be a stunt by an Indian Air Force Pilot. However the truth is far from that.
To begin with the helicopter is a Russian one and is not piloted by an Indian Air Force pilot. The only stunt involved is a technical one. It only looks like the blade of the helicopter is not rotating because the RPM of the helicopter is the same as the frames per second of the video. This makes the blades look stationary and at times it looks like it’s rotating backwards and this illusion is known as Barrel wheel effect.
You’ll find a lot of videos on youtube of similar instances.