Welcome to Rotornik!
Thank You for coming here! My name is Jakub Fojtík and Rotornik.webnode.cz is my personal website dedicated originally to the helicopter books I wrote, but now also covering fixed wing aircraft books as well. I am a freelance aviation journalist from the Czech Republic. Up to now I published over 30 books and 700+ magazine articles, all about aviation. Writing was never my job, it is just a passion and self-education activity. Should you have any interesting materials for publishing or research, I am happy to talk to you.
Maybe we should start with the name of the website. "Rotornik" is an unusual Czech word (I wish I had invented it, but did not...), which means "a helicopter" and according to my opinion is much more matching with helicopter itself. In the Czech language we use more common and frequent word "vrtulnik" , but it is derived from the word base "vrtule" (propeller). And here it is - can you find any propeller generating pure propulsion force on a helicopter? I think you cannot... So I have decided to start changing this ugly custom and I am fighting for renaming the helicopter after more than one hundred years we use this word:) Another reason for using this unusual name of the website is it sounds well not only in Czech, but also in English - "rotornick".
Enjoy this web:)
Jakub "MiD" Fojtík
If you wish to contact me for any reason, you can reach me on hind.FOURever@seznam.cz
(for slow thinkers - insert "4" instead of "FOUR")
Did you know how many names helicopters have? Below some most frequent languages...
Rotornik, elicopter, elicottero, elikoptè, elikoptero, héileacaptar, helicopter, helicòpter, hélicoptère, helicóptero, helikopta, helikopter, ħelikopter, helikoptéra, helikopteri, helikoptero, helikopters, hofrennydd, Hubschrauber, máy bay trực thăng, śmigłowiec, sraigtasparnis, þyrla, vrtulník, vrtuľník, wiropłat, ελικόπτερο, верталёт, вертолет, вертоліт, геликоптер, хеликоптер, ուղղաթիռ, ვერტმფრენი, ヘリコプター, העליקאָפּטער ,מסוק ,هلی کوپتر ,هليكوبتر,, हेलीकाप्टर , হেলিকোপটার, હેલિકોપ્ટર, హెలికాప్టర్, ಹೆಲಿಕಾಪ್ಟರು, เฮลิคอปเตอร์, 헬리콥터, 直升機