Igor Sikorsky

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Igor Sikorsky (25 May 188926 October 1972) was a Russian man who moved to the United States, built and improved upon the first helicopter that could be used.

His helicopter was first shown to be useful when he added a winch on it. Soon after this, it saved the lives of two sailors during a hurricane.

He also started Sikorsky Aircraft, a huge helicopter manufacturing company which produces famous helicopters such as the Sea King and Skycrane.

Since his death, his office at Sikorsky Aircraft has been left exactly as it was when he died.