Events

September

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September 17, 2013
Photos and Lecture Audio Tom Lawrence Presentation - A Look at Igor Sikorsky Sr Helicopter Design from 1939-2013

Retired Sr. Engineer Tom Lawrence leads this presentation and discussion, including many ships that were never actually built.

December

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December 05, 2012
Photos and Lecture Audio From the 2012 Annual Board Meeting and Presenter Dan Libertino December 5, 2012

Dan Libertino, President of the Sikorsky Corporation Igor I. Sikorsky Archives, shares his experience working for Sikorsky around the globe.

October

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October 07, 2012
Come See Us Again This Year at Shelton Day - October 7, 2012, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

See us at Booth #91. In addition to meeting some of the many volunteers that staff the museum from Memorial Day through mid-October each year, pick up a flyer on the musesum exhibits, and purchase a model, t-shirt or one of many helicopter toys available.

December

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December 06, 2011
Photos and Lecture Audio From the 2011 Annual Board Meeting and Presenter David Faile December 6, 2011

David Faile, former Manager of the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport and Master Pilot shares stories on general aviation from his 50 years as a professional pilot.

September

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September 20, 2011
Flight Test Tales - Stories from Helicopter Test Pilots from the Beginning September 20, 2011, 7:00 PM

The National Helicopter Museum was pleased to host the wonderful presentation, "Flight Test Tales - Stories from Helicopter Test Pilots from the Beginning", given by Nick Lappos, current Sikorsky Aircraft Senior Technical Fellow - Advanced Technology. Mr. Lappos was a Chief Research and Development Test Pilot for Sikorsky for over 27 years.

August

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August 18, 2011
Unsung Aviation Pioneer Gets Exhibit at Helicopter Museum August 18, 2011

Stratford, CT (CT Post) - Just about everyone has heard about Wilbur Wright, Igor Sikorsky, John Glenn and even Louis Bleriot. But missing from just about every list of "aviation pioneers" is Anselm Franz, the turbine engine genius who was responsible for the first jet engine, the first helicopter turbine engine and first "high bypass" turbofan engine.

July

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July 07, 2011
WTNH National Helicopter Museum Interview with Gale Whittemore July 7, 2011

Stratford, CT (WTNH) - It may look small and unassuming from the outside but inside the National Helicopter Museum in Stratford is everything helicopter from floor to ceiling, 28 years in the making. "We're probably Stratford's best kept secret," said Gale Whittemore, museum volunteer.

December

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December 02, 2010
Photos From the 2010 Annual Board Meeting with Honored Guest Speaker Morgan Kaolian - Aeropix, December 2, 2010

Morgan Kaolian, local legend in aviation and stanch proponent of airport safety and increasing commerce in the Greater Bridgeport area, shared with the board members, docents and their guests, his lengthy and interesting career in aviation in many capacities throughout our region.

September

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September 15, 2010
It's Official! X2 Technology™ Demonstrator Makes Aviation History! September 15, 2010

Early in the morning on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida, Sikorsky Aircraft made aviation history when the X2 Technology™ demonstrator flew at 260 knots, exceeding its target milestone of 250 knots, unofficially breaking the speed record for rotorcraft.

June

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June 08, 2010
Photos and Lecture Audio From the Nikolai Sikorsky Speaking About His Famous Father June 8, 2010

Nikolai Sikorsky, son of Igor I. Sikorsky Sr recounted numerous personal moments growing up with his famous father to a full museum of interested attendees. The museum is thrilled with the event and with Nikolai's visit to help the public remember how important Igor's achievements were to the world.

May

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May 15, 2010
Photos and Lecture Audio From the Richard C. Kirkland May 15, 2010 Presentation

Here is a vivid personal account of danger, heroism, and spirit at the dawn of the helicopter age. Prior to the Korean War, the helicopter was all but unknown, and rescue was problematic for downed pilots and wounded soldiers stranded behind enemy lines.