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Aviation History

Private Helicopters

The engineers who built early helicopters envisioned their machines to become as commonplace as automobiles. Both Stanley Hiller, Jr., the founder of United Helicopters, and Arthur Young, who built the Bell Model 47, envisioned the helicopter to become the transportation method of choice for businessmen and families alike. This vision never became reality. Unlike small Read More…

helicopter history
Aviation History

English and French Helicopters

England Many important advances in helicopter technology were made in Europe, with Germany playing a leading role. In England, however, little attention was paid to the helicopter until 1944. That year, the Bristol Aeroplane Company created a Helicopter Division, which was ultimately named Bristol Helicopters. Related Article – Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP): 4 Things Read More…