A monument to Ihor Sikorsky was opened in Kyiv

On Saturday, August 31, a monument to Ihor Sikorsky was officially opened in Kyiv. This world famous aircraft designer and creator of the helicopters was born in Kyiv in 1889.  In May 1909, he began designing his first helicopter, which he tested in July 1909. 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.

Ihor Sikorsky monument in Kyiv

The monument is installed in front of the Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany). The sculpture stands on a pedestal in the form of a hemisphere with a stylized map of the world. The figure is held at one point, as if it is going to leave the ground. Since Sikorsky is the designer of the world's first helicopter, he holds his creation in his hand. The sculpture of Ihor Sikorsky was "created" with using a 3D printer. The height of the monument with a pedestal is 7.2 m. The pedestal was made of granite; the map and the figure of the aircraft designer were made of bronze.