Great story Duke,
had some of such landing attemps myself. Surviving things like that is a much bigger reward that any kill one makes. You will also find out that the DM is probably more forgiving because of being much more finetuned regarding the pilot, what he survives and what not.
Only thing I would recommend to you, when flying rotaries, is to use the blip switch, not the throttle. and if the throttle, then only certain numbers, not the lever.