I have been in a helicopter. I think you would be surprised, they aren't actually that uncommon. Helicopters are used genterally in urban areas, or in mountainous areas. Places that don't have the room for an airway strip, and require maneuverability. Helicopters are more common forms of transportations over short distances, whereas airplanes are most efficient for long distances.
Many hospitals also have helicopter pads, and all over the country people are transported via helicopter to the ER because it's simply the quickest way to get someone from 15-car-pileup to the hospital.
Some of the professions which regularly use helicopters include the armed forces, police, medical, news, journalism, and chartered transportation.
Christie of course charters a helicopter because it is the most efficient means of transportation, and he can afford it. It is also a private and secure form of transportation. He is a public figure, and with the amount of public officials being murdered lately, and celebrities being jumped, do you blame him? If I could reasonably afford to charter a helicopter, I probably would too.
I won't judge a man based on his use of helicopters. I will, however, judge a man based on his actions.
Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.
Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
26lbs lost since cutting the crap.