Today in LES History: Helicopter Pioneer Igor Sikorsky Immigrates to the Neighborhood

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 at 8:10 am by

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Igor Sikorsky, Photo: Wikipedia

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1919 – 30-year old, Russian-born aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky immigrated to the Lower East Side, where he taught fellow émigrés mathematics. Sikorsky designed the world’s first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft and the first airliner, as well as America’s first practical helicopter, utilizing a rotor configuration design still used today.

Today in LES History is compiled by Lower East Side History Project, an award-winning non-profit organization which offers research, consulting and daily public and private walking tours. See the full schedule here: http://leshp.org.

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Sikorsky helicopter, Photo: Wikipedia

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