Igor Sikorsky, in Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter, sets new record for sustained flight,at Stratford, Connecticut
Stratford Connecticut USA Date:1941, May 6 Duration:46 sec Sound:Yes
Igor Sikorsky seated inside Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, an experimental helicopter at a field behind the Vought-Sikorsky plant off Sniffens lane, Stratford, Connecticut. Sikorsky takes off in his VS-300 helicopter attempting to set a new world's endurance record for sustained flight. At one point during the flight, Robert Mackellar III, an employee, in white lab coat, holds up a sign reading "Worlds Record BROKEN, 1 hour 20 mts, as the helicopter continues to hover, breaking the record of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 40 seconds, set in 1937 by Heinrich Focke in Germany. Judges check their watches to confirm the airborne time of the helicopter. The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter sets a new record of 1 hour and 32 minutes sustained flight.
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