Sigorsky Helicopter

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The History of Aviation


The Golden Years

1939 Igor Sigorsky Flies a Helicopter

Russian born Igor Sikorsky flew his VS-300 helicopter in Stratford Connecticut. The VS-300 was not the first helicopter to fly as German Professor Henrich Foch had also desinged one. In addition manh people were working on autogiros (planes that had propellors for forward movment and blades for lift) The VS300 however, we the first modern helicopter to inlcude a main rotor and small tail rotor.

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