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Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for Laconia, NH
Igor Sikorsky, a Russian engineer, built his first helicopter in 1909. When neither this prototype nor its 1910 successor succeeded, Sikorsky decided that he could not build a helicopter without more sophisticated materials and money, so he transferred his attention to aircraft.
Aviation History for Laconia, NH and Fun Facts for Laconia, NH
Military pilots are paid according to the basic military pay scale, meaning pilots of equivalent ranks are paid the same no matter what branch of the service they are in. However, while jet pilots in the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy must be commissioned officers, helicopter pilots in the Army are warrant officers, a rank between enlisted personnel and commissioned officers.