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The Invention Of The Helicopter

v1.1.1 / TOC (2 chapters) / 01 oct 04 / greg goebel / public domain

* The concept of the helicopter goes back hundreds of years, and at the dawn of powered flight at the start of the 20th century, aviation pioneers believed that rotary-wing aircraft were right around the corner. In fact, while fixed-wing aircraft were quickly refined and improved, it wasn't until the mid-1930s that the helicopter began to emerge as a practical flying machine. This document outlines the early history of the helicopter, with a particular focus on early Sikorsky helicopters.


[1.0] European Helicopter Pioneers

[2.0] Igor Sikorsky & The Beginnings Of The Helicopter Industry


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