September 22, 2018

Igor Sikorsky

May 25 1889 – October 26 1972

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky had been passionate about engineering from an early age. Originating from Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine), Sikorsky attended the Mechanical College at Kiev Polytechnic Institute. Upon finishing the academic year, he travelled with his father to Germany at age 19.  There, he came to learn of the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers’ Flyer and Ferdinand von Zeppelin’s dirigible. Sikorsky later said about this event: "Within twe...

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