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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014
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Human-powered helicopter stays aloft 64 seconds for $250K prize

VAUGHAN, Ontario, July 11 (UPI) -- The Canadian team behind a human-powered helicopter said it took home a $250,000 prize after the craft hovered 3 meters in the air for a full minute.

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Today is Thursday, May 25, the 145th day of 2006 with 220 to follow.
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Igor Sikorsky (May 25, 1889 – October 26, 1972), born Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky (Russian: Игорь Иванович Сикорский, Ukrainian: Ігор Іванович Сікорський), was a Russian American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz in 1913, and the first airliner, Ilya Muromets, in 1914.

After immigrating to the United States in 1919, Sikorsky founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in 1923, and developed the first of Pan American Airways' ocean-conquering flying boats in the 1930s.

In 1939 he designed and flew the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, the first viable American helicopter, which pioneered the rotor configuration used by most helicopters today. Sikorsky would modify the design into the Sikorsky R-4, which became the world's first mass-produced helicopter in 1942.

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