Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Igor Sikorsky - Russian aeronautics engineer and inventor

Igor Sikorsky was a Russian aeronautics engineer and inventor known for crafting the first four-engine plane and the first working helicopter.

He built the first four-engine plane in 1913 and, after decades of development, would craft the first working helicopter, with its first test flight in 1939. Sikorsky emigrated to the United States in 1919 and in 1925 formed The Sikorsky Manufacturing Corporation located in Long Island, New York.

In this photo, he’s looking awesome inside the second generation design, called the Sikorsky R-5.


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