How to Fly a Helicopter in DayZ

DayZ is a video game. Flying a Helicopter in DayZ is quite a difficult to do and can be rather dangerous. In order to do it safely, you'll need to know how to use the controls properly.


  1. 1
    Find a helicopter.
  2. 2
    Jump into the helicopter.
  3. 3
    Press Q. Let the rotors spin for awhile. When the rotors are at full speed, hold down Q.
  4. 4
    Get to a height that is comfortable for you.
  5. 5
    Turn on auto-hover. Just look around.
  6. 6
    Learn the main controls. They are:
    • W= Forward
    • A= Bank left
    • S= Bank right
    • D= Backwards
    • Z= Land
  7. 7
    Turn off the auto-hover. It's now time to control the helicopter manually.
    • Hold W and Q. Remember to always hold Q.
  8. 8
    Get used to the controls. When comfortable, turn on auto-hover again.
  9. 9
    Hold down Z and slowly land. Well done––you just did the most dangerous thing in DayZ!


  • Always hold down Q.
  • Helicopters are very rare.
  • Always treat your helicopter with respect.
  • The best helicopter to start with is the U1 H1 Huey.


  • Clear off all Zombies and other Players in the area.
  • Do this in Armoury mode where you have infinite helicopters at your disposal.
  • Remember to always hold Q, or you crash and die.
  • Never ever approach a fully working helicopter that is turned on. The Bandits won't be far behind.
  • This is the most dangerous thing to do in DayZ and there are high chances of dying.

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