Looking for 70's helicopter movie
Stayed up with my dad late one night in the 70s to watch the late late show. Ended up eating ice cream and watching a movie about a helicopter pilot. The guy had a beard and wore tinted (not mirrored) aviator sunglasses. At the time, I thought it was Roger Whitakker (my parents had cheesy taste in music). The movie ends with the helicopter on fire on the tarmac (possibly with the pilot inside) and the camera does one of those crane or 'copter shots where it backs away into the air, always focused on the burning helicopter.
Can any helicopter movie buffs help me? It definitely wasn't this movie because I saw it in my family's original house and by 1982 we were already moved to a whole new town.