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 many people were working on autogiros (planes that had propellors for forward movment and blades for lift) The VS300 however, was the first modern helicopter to include a main rotor and small tail rotor.