Battlefield 3 guide: How to fly a helicopter

Flying helicopters is hard, but crashing them into stuff and scattering molten metal and flesh everywhere is super easy. Unfortunately, entertaining your team with human fireworks doesn't get you any points...and they'll probably yell at you more than clap. If you excitedly dash toward every vacant helicopter in Battlefield 3 but can't quite get the hang of not blowing up, this PC Gamer Protip is for you.

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