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15/04/1941 One-hour helicopter flight

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Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 (1941)

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Sikorsky VS-300 demo, 1943

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Wings Over The World: Sikorsky Part 1

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Wings Over The World: Sikorsky Part 2

Aviation designer Igor Ivor Sikorsky flew his experimental helicopter, the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, for 65 minutes and 14.5 seconds. It was the first successful single lifting rotor helicopter in the United States. VS-300 was also first successful helicopter with single vertical-plane tail rotor configuration for antitorque.