The Sikorsky Legacy

Today it is an impressive part of the Sikorsky legacy , containing much of his personal memorabilia and the medals and awards earned during his remarkable 60 - plus years of pioneering in aeronautics . Note in the foreground the model ...

The Sikorsky Legacy

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.

Making it in America

After trying different schools in St. Petersburg,Paris,and Kyiv,Sikorsky grew impatient with theoretical studies that ... Unlike other pioneers at that time,Sikorsky believed that vertical lift-off was possible. ... Sikorsky's legacy.

Making it in America

Hopeful immigrants have come to America for four centuries, trying to make a better life for their families. Making It in America: A Sourcebook on Eminent Ethnic Americans relates the stories of 400 first- and second-generation Americans who have uplifted our quality of life. The book celebrates multicultural success throughout U.S. history; the nationally renowned are found right alongside the not-so-famous who improved the lives of those in their own communities.

Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U S Military An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

In 1942, Sikorsky's R-4 helicopter began to be mass produced and played a significant role in World War II as supply and rescue aircraft in ... A bridge, an airport, and an asteroid were all named in his honor, but his real legacy is ...

Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U S  Military  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes

This encyclopedia details the participation of individual ethnic and racial minority groups throughout U.S. military history. • More than 300 entries on ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S. military • Perspectives from more than 50 different contributors • Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry • Numerous photographs and illustrations bring the experience of ethnic and racial minorities in wartime to life

Inventors of Transportation Technology

Websites The Daily Spin: Rollerblade History www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QVDtvcqMgI The Official Website of Rollerblade www.rollerblade.com/usa Igor Sikorsky: Inventor of the Modern Helicopter Books Sikorsky, Sergei I. The Sikorsky Legacy.

Inventors of Transportation Technology

Today to many people driving a car is as essential as eating. Transportation has come a long way since its origins, but through the decades there have been significant advances in transportation technology. From the bicycle to the hybrid car, this book traces the most important transportation inventors and the inventions that made society what it is today.

The Military Industrial Complex and American Society

Sikorsky, Sergei, The Sikorsky Legacy, Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2007. Singer, Peter, The President of Good & Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush, New York: Dutton, 2004. Sinyai, Clayton, Schools of Democracy, A Political History of the ...

The Military Industrial Complex and American Society

The first complete reference on the military-industrial complex, from its Cold War era expansion to the present. • Over 100 alphabetically organized entries on the government agencies, defense contractors, academic institutions, individuals, historic events, and technological breakthroughs relevant to the emergence and growth of the military-industrial complex • Contributions from over 25 accomplished scholars and experts on various aspects of the military-industrial complex and its wide-ranging influence on Cold War and post–Cold War America • A detailed chronology of key events in the development of the relationship between industry, science and technology, and the government • An extensive bibliography guiding readers to a wealth of additional print resources for further investigation

Fleet Angels

Sikorsky, Sergei I. with Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives, Images of Aviation: The Sikorsky Legacy, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2007. Thorin, Duane, A Ride to Panmunijom, Henry Regnery Co, Chicago, IL, 1956.

Fleet Angels

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Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U S Military A L

Sikorsky, Sergei I. The Sikorsky Legacy. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Sikorsky, Igor I. The Story of the Winged-S: Late Developments and Recent Photographs of the Helicopter, an Autobiography. New York: Dodd, Mead, ...

Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U S  Military  A L

This encyclopedia is unique in its coverage of nearly all major ethnic and racial minority groups, as opposed to reference works that have focused only on individual ethnic or racial minority groups. It acknowledges the military contributions of African Americans, Asian Americans, French Americans, German Americans, Hispanic Americans, Irish Americans, Jewish Americans, and Native Americans. This timely work highlights the individuals and events that have shaped the experience of minorities in U.S. conflicts. Additionally, it considers how the integration of servicemen in the U.S. military set the precedent for the eventual desegregation of America's civilian population. --from back cover.

Helicopters

The Igor I. Sikorsky Aircraft Legacy: The Chronology of Fixed-Winged and Rotary-Wing Aircraft of Igor I. Sikorsky and the Sikorsky Aircraft Company. Stratford, CT: Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives, 2003. Kuznetsov, G. I. Kamov OKB ...

Helicopters

Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers the development of helicopters from the first successful machines in the early 1900s to their current status as a key component of combat planning around the world and as one of the military's most versatile and effective tools. Helicopters is a story of ongoing innovation in the face of stubborn resistance. Time and again, helicopter designers developed more capable rotorcraft and then had to lobby skeptical military planners to get them deployed. With expert analysis of all significant models, colorful portrayals of key figures in the evolution of helicopters, and vivid images of rotorcraft on the drawing board and in action, this revealing volume shows how an often denigrated machine became an essential military asset around the world, as well as an important tool in a number of areas, from police work to medical evacuation to farming.

The Aircraft Book

Igor Sikorsky passed away in 1972 at the age of 83, having continued work almost up to his death. He left not just a legacy but a talented team to continue driving the company forward. In the year of his death, they submitted the S-70 ...

The Aircraft Book

Take an action-included flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of flight over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented e-guide to the story of flight.

Air Force Magazine

Sikorsky photo illustration At long last , the Air Force is buying a new rescue helicopter . 2 RESQUE ปี 10 ol Future By ... anticipates " between 10 and 14 " helicopters per year coming into the force to replace legacy Pave Hawks .

Air Force Magazine


A World War 1 Adventure

... by Kenneth Munson Airmen or Noahs,Fair Play forOur Airmen, by Murray F.Sueter Images of Aviation, The Sikorsky Legacy, by Sergei I.Sikorsky In the Royal NavalAir Service, WarLetters of HaroldRosher Map: U.S. Geological Survey, ...

A World War 1 Adventure

A deeply personal and revealing eyewitness narrative of one airman’s life as a bomber pilot in England ’s RNAS (Royal Naval Air Service) in WWI. It is a true story, an adventure, and a war memoir carefully constructed from Captain Donald E. Harkness’s unpublished diaries, letters, sketches and photographs – only recently uncovered nearly a century later – that documented his remarkable experiences and military adventures over England, France and Belgium. The first book written by a highly decorated WWI flyer from New Zealand that captures the “behind the scenes” life of RNAS pilots, as well as the surprises, terrors, traumas, humor, and sheer excitement of an aerial form of combat never before experienced by anyone, anywhere – and only eleven short years after the Wright Brothers historic flight at Kitty Hawk. With a talent for writing, Don begins an epic journey at a major turning point in history when the world is poised at the dawn of flight, and bracing itself for unknown dangers of unprecedented sophistication and savagery. Don’s journal reveals unique insights and vivid imagery of another time and experience, to wit: - the terror and devastation of a Zeppelin bombing raid in London - the training regimen of early flying schools, and their serious & comic episodes - the wonder, awe, and poetry of flying aloft in the majestic heavens - vivid bombing raids, plus the raid that earned him the DSC - his crash-landing and capture - working with the underground to help downed pilots evade capture - London’s unrestrained exuberance on Armistice Day; . . . and much, much more.

The Origins of American Strategic Bombing Theory

Sergei I. Sikorsky, The Sikorsky Legacy (Charleston, S.C.: Acadia Publishing, 2007), 10. 21. Ibid., 34. 22. Kennett, History of Strategic Bombing, 19. 23. Cross, The Bombers, 10. 24. Ibid, 12–13. 25. Jones, Strategic Bombing, 51. 26.

The Origins of American Strategic Bombing Theory

Strategic bombing is likely the most studied element in Aviation History. The shelves of libraries are filled with books on the topic, yet relatively little is known about where the concept originated or how it evolved. Most of the books on strategic bombing fall into three categories: descriptions of bombing campaigns, critiquing whether they succeeded, or describing why different nations pursued individual visions of airpower. While these are important analyses, there is no one complete study of the idea behind America’s vision of strategy bombing that answers: how it originated, why it changed over time, the factors that shaped change, and how technology molded military doctrine? This book provides just such a full spectrum intellectual history of the American concept of strategic bombing. In the minds of forward thinking aerial theorists the new technology of the airplane removed the limitations of geography, defenses, and operational reach that had restricted ground and naval forces since the dawn of human conflict. With aviation, a nation could avoid costly traditional military campaigns and attack the industrial heart of an enemy using long-range bombers. Yet, the acceptance of strategic bombing doctrine proved a hard-fought process. The story of strategic bombing is not that of any one person or any one causal factor. Instead, it is a twisting tale of individual efforts, organizational infighting, political priorities, and most important technological integration. At no point was strategic bombing preordained or destined to succeed. In every era, the theory had to survive critical challenges. By tracing the complex interrelationships of these four causal factors, this book provides a greater understanding of the origins and rise to dominance of American strategic bombing theory. The Origins of American Strategic Bombing meets this need in two ways. First, it explains the intellectual process of going from Wright Flyers to B-17 formations over Germany. Next, it identifies the factors that shaped that intellectual development. In doing so, it challenges the Air Force’s self-identity with a much more complex explanation. It is no longer the story of Billy Mitchell or The Bomber Mafia, but one of a complicated interweaving of events, people, organizational cultures, technology, and politics. The book is unique as it integrates military, political, cultural, and technological history to explain the rise of strategic bombing as the dominant American vision of airpower as it entered World War II.

Connecticut Whistle Stops

Sikorsky's legacy lives today at the Stratford plant , which has created hundreds of thousands of jobs . ( Courtesy Historical Collections , Bridgeport Public Library . ) MARINES The New Haven Railroad steam age still exists c .

Connecticut Whistle Stops

Richly illustrated, Connecticut Whistle Stops: Greenwich to New Haven tells the fascinating history of a rail line and the communities it serves. The motto of the state of Connecticut is Qui Transtulit Sustenet, which translates loosely from the Latin as "He who commutes thrives." The state was founded by commuters of a sort: itinerant preachers looking for congregations. Much later, when the railroads finally came along, the state bloomed. Today, Connecticut's rail line from Greenwich to New Haven is a thriving transportation network for Manhattan-bound commuters. Each workday, roughly 85,000 commuters ride the New Haven Line into Grand Central Terminal in New York. Profiled in Connecticut Whistle Stops are ten rail communities along the coast. Full of eye-catching photographs, the chapters highlight the impact that the rail line has had on Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, South Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, and New Haven. The history offers all the elements of an award-winning movie: laborers building the railroad, America's best-known tycoons financing a rail monopoly and then running it into the ground, bankruptcy, and rebirth.

The Agile Virtual Enterprise

The greater Sikorsky's ability to insert technology into partners, the greater the pool of potential partners and therefore the larger the number of countries that can ... But Sikorsky is finding that legacy systems may be problematic.

The Agile Virtual Enterprise

Introduces the emerging concept of the agile virtual organization and provides a metric to help executives assess organizations by its many important criteria.

Inventors and Inventions

Sikorsky , Sergei I. The Sikorsky Legacy . Charleston , S.C .: Arcadia , 2007. Traces the history of Sikorsky Aircraft and its founder , Sergei's father , and contains more than two hundred photographs , many from the Sikorsky family ...

Inventors and Inventions

In-depth critical essays on important men and women inventors of all time, from around the world. Features 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including twenty seven women).

Scientists Mathematicians and Inventors

In 1913 Sikorsky unveiled the Ilya Mourometz (known also as Le Grand), a huge plane with four engines and the ability ... Legacy. Sikorsky introduced many of the principles of aircraft design that remain staples of modern aeronautical ...

Scientists  Mathematicians and Inventors

Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors provides biographies of 200 men and women who changed the world by leaving lasting legacies in the fields of science, mathematics, and scientific invention. It fills a gap in the biographical reference shelf by offering far more than basic facts about a scientist's life and work: each entry describes not only the immediate effects of the individual's discoveries, but also his or her impact on later scientific findings.

Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics

Sikorsky , S. and Andrews , A. 1984. Straight Up , Sikorsky Aircraft , United Technologies Corp. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. 1999. http://www.sikorsky.com/ Smith , F. K. 1985. Legacy of Wings : The Story of Harold Pitcairn , Jason Aronson ...

Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics

Helicopters are highly capable and useful rotating-wing aircraft with roles that encompass a variety of civilian and military applications. Their usefulness lies in their unique ability to take off and land vertically, to hover stationary relative to the ground, and to fly forward, backward, or sideways. These unique flying qualities, however, come at a high cost including complex aerodynamic problems, significant vibrations, high levels of noise, and relatively large power requirements compared to fixed-wing aircraft. This book, written by an internationally recognized expert, provides a thorough, modern treatment of the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and other rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft. Every chapter is extensively illustrated and concludes with a bibliography and homework problems. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, practising engineers, and researchers will welcome this thorough and up-to-date text on rotating-wing aerodynamics.

Legacy of Wings

For perhaps ten minutes Sikorsky put the machine through its paces as Gregory watched in fascination ; he hovered , maneuvered in all directions - forward , backward , sideways - pivoted end for end and moved straight up and straight ...

Legacy of Wings

The story of Harold F. Pitcairn is an integral part of the development of aviation. He envisioned the future of air transport & courageously started the air mail routes known today as Eastern Air Lines, one of the world's largest air carriers. Lacking proper aircraft for the first air mail routes, Pitcairn built them: fine, strong open-cockpit bi-planes characterized by quality. But Pitcairn unceasingly pursued a vision of a rotary-wing aircraft--his approach to the safe aircraft--& his entire life was dedicated to the advancement of this important type of flight. Few are aware of his many inventions & the fact that most helicopters flying the world's skies today carry design basics that originated on Pitcairn's drawing board. This book is a comprehensive picture of Pitcairn, an interesting & complex person, but woven within his story is an exciting look at the history of aviation.

Alexander P de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power

The Igor I. Sikorsky Aircraft Legacy. Stratford, CT: Igor I. Sikorsky Archives, 2003. Latiolais, Stanley P. “The Re-Evaluation of Douhet's, Mitchell's and de Seversky's Theories in Light of Modern Weapons.” Thesis, Air University ...

Alexander P  de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power

Today, air power is a vital component of the U.S. armed forces. James Libbey, in Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power, highlights the contributions of an aviation pioneer who made much of it possible. Graduating from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy at the start of World War I, de Seversky lost a leg in his first combat mission. He still shot down thirteen German planes and became the empire's most decorated combat naval pilot. While serving as a naval attache in the United States in 1918, de Seversky elected to escape the Bolshevik Revolution and offered his services as a pilot and consulting engineer to the U.S. War Department. He proved inventive both in the technology of advanced military aircraft and in the strategy of exercising air power. He worked for famed aviation advocate Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, who encouraged the naturalized citizen to patent his inventions, such as an in-flight refueling system and a gyroscopically synchronized bombsight. His creative spirit then spurred him to design and manufacture advanced military aircraft. When World War II broke out in Europe, de Seversky became America's best-known philosopher, prophet, and advocate for air power, even serving as an adviser to the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. The highlight of his life occurred in 1970 when the Aviation Hall of Fame enshrined de Seversky for "his achievements as a pilot, aeronautical engineer, inventor, industrialist, author, strategist, consultant, and scientific advances in aircraft design and aerospace technology." This book will appeal to readers with a special interest in military history and to anyone who wants to learn more about American air power's most important figures.

Immigration

Another immigrant who settled in Connecticut also has a legacy that has outlived him—Igor Sikorsky, the Russian-born designer of the modern helicopter. In Russia, Sikorsky had developed aircraft, but the Bolshevik Revolution forced him ...

Immigration

Presents a comprehensive and practical guide to the history, economics, and contributions of immigrants, and provides analysis of the impacts of current immigration policies in the United States.