Find Top-Paying Fixed Wing Pilot Jobs in Palmdale, CA
With the BEST
School/Training for YOU! INQUIRE HERE
Interesting Helicopter and Fixed-wing Facts for Palmdale, CA
One of the first surviving sketches of a helicopter besides those of Divinci dates from the early nineteenth century when British scientist Sir George Cayley drew a twin-rotor aircraft in his notebook. During the early twentieth century Frenchman Paul Cornu managed to lift himself off the ground for a few seconds in an early helicopter.
Helicopter Fun Facts for Palmdale, CA
Tethered to the ground with long ropes, his craft flew no higher than 50 feet off the ground on its first several flights. Even then, there were problems: the craft flew up, down, and sideways, but not forward. However, helicopter technology developed so rapidly that some were actually put into use by U.S. troops during World War II.