Igor Sikorsky at the controls of the VS-300A helicopter during a free flight. It rises and then settles back to the ground.
Stratford Connecticut USA Date:1940 Duration:9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The VS-300A helicopter, built by the Vought-Sikorsky Division of United Aircraft Corporation,Stratford, Connecticut. Demonstration free flight without cables attached to ground. A slight improvement on the VS-300, the sign on side of helicopter reads, 'VOUGHT-SIKORSKY VS-300A' This is an early 300A with two tail rotors. Inventor and Engineering manager of the company, Igor Sikorsky, is at the controls. The helicopter ascends and then descends and lands.
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