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Igor Sikorsky

Aviator Igor Sikorsky

Profession: Aviator

Biography: Designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter.

Born: May 25, 1889
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: October 26, 1972 (aged 83)

Historical Events

  • 1913-05-13 1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)
  • 1939-09-14 World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut
  • 1940-05-26 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

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