First flight of a Sikorsky helicopter (Sikorsky VS-300 - 1st configuration)

Thursday, September 14, 1939 - Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport, United States of America



The aircraft was tethered to a plate that could be dragged around. The flight lasted only a few seconds and flew to a height of a few inches.

The site of the first flight is now recognized as an Historic aerospace site.

(Source: The History of Sikorsky Aircraft, Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 1. No. 1, January 1956, Page 27)


Aircraft related to this milestone
Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 (1st configuration)


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Igor I. Sikorsky