Monday, September 12, 2016

Aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky at the controls of an R-5 helicopter c.1945


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  1. He looks pissed. But seriously talk about a man who left his mark on the world...

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    1. That's what I was thinking.

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  3. On his first demonstration flight (not the R5)he demonstrated to the press how it flew backwards and sideways, but not forward. The press did not notice he never flew it forward. He didn't fly it forward because it actually did not fly forward very well.

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    1. I can see how a journalist might overlook forward flight by the captivating ability to fly laterally and in reverse. I also think this slight-of-hand technique has overtaken our modern press corpse(sic).

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