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by Sergei I. Sikorsky, Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives
     
 

This book traces the history of Sikorsky aviation and its founder, Igor I. Sikorsky, one of the most talented and versatile aeronautical pioneers in history. Sikorsky's aviation career spanned over 60 years and was highlighted by three major achievements: the creation of the world's first four-engine airliner; the record-breaking Clipper Ships, with which Pan

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This book traces the history of Sikorsky aviation and its founder, Igor I. Sikorsky, one of the most talented and versatile aeronautical pioneers in history. Sikorsky's aviation career spanned over 60 years and was highlighted by three major achievements: the creation of the world's first four-engine airliner; the record-breaking Clipper Ships, with which Pan American Airways explored transpacific and transatlantic airline service; and the development of the helicopter. Sikorsky then led his engineers out of the piston-engine era and into the jet age with the design and development of some of the most widely used turbine-powered helicopters in aviation history. More than 200 photographs, many from the Sikorsky family archives, document the genius of Sikorsky's intuitive engineering and his lifelong interest in the challenge of the helicopter, which many historians consider to be his crowning achievement.

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Title: The Sikorsky legacy

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: Book News, Inc.

Date: June 2009

Through b&w photos, this volume documents the history of Sikorsky aviation and the career of its founder, Igor I. Sikorsky (1889-1972). It describes his creation of the world's first four-engine airliner, the record-breaking Clipper Ships, with which Pan American Airways explored transpacific and transatlantic airline service, and the development of the helicopter. Photos are mostly from the Sikorsky family archives. Sergei I. Sikorsky, his son, worked in the factory from the age of 16, and later as a helicopter mechanic with the US Coast Guard.

(Annotation ©2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738549958
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/02/2007
Series:
Images of Aviation Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
533,937
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Sergei I. Sikorsky, the oldest son of Igor, started as an apprentice in the Sikorsky factory at the age of 16. He served as a helicopter mechanic with the United States Coast Guard in World War II, and spent the next 50 years in aviation. This book documents the achievements of his teacher and mentor: his father, Igor.

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