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Multi-motored Airplanes, 1933

Satisfaction

Igor Sikorsky continued working on helicopter design and production for the rest of his life, preferring to emphasize non-military applications and gaining most satisfaction from the unique suitability of helicopters to reach difficult areas on rescue and mercy missions.

Many awards were given to Igor Sikorsky from organizations such as the Aviation Hall of Fame, the National Economic Council, the National Academy of Engineering, the French Legion of Honor, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Russian Imperial Aero Club.

Following retirement in 1957, Sikorsky remained an advisor to the company, working there until his death at age 83 on October 26, 1972.