I'm sure many helicopters also need/use Hangars frequently. How do you take them to a hangar and take them out of it without wheels?

Specially when they have to be taken indoors for some maintenance work on them. Are there any special forklifts/carts used for ground handling of helicopters that do not use wheels and need to be moved without actually flying?

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    $\begingroup$ They are placed on movable skids or carts, or have wheels that can be attached to the skids so they can be rolled. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Apr 29 '16 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ Silly me, that term looks like such an easy find when i think of it now. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Hanky Panky Apr 29 '16 at 16:16
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    $\begingroup$ @RonBeyer: You grabbed a strange thing with your query! Seems to be supersonic, re. the cooled blades $\endgroup$ – mins Apr 29 '16 at 16:25
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    $\begingroup$ @mins I saw that and immediately thought "I want one"... Guess I'll never grow up. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Apr 29 '16 at 17:17
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    $\begingroup$ @HankyPanky Here is a video that shows how wheels can be attached: youtube.com/watch?v=Y2mUQ7Oonhs $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Apr 29 '16 at 17:18

Basically, you put wheels on the skid and tow them.

In some cases, towing wheels are attached to the skids (which usually have sleeves in them for mounting), and a tow bar is attached to the front (one or two sets of wheels may be attached to the skids), which is then towed by a vehicle.

Helicopter towing

Image from incrediblediary.com

There are also specialised tow carts available for helicopters, which basically grip the skids (usually in a couple of places on either side) and lift them up, after which the helicopter can be moved by the operator by controlling the cart.

Helicopter cart

Image from hasmak.com

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