The Coming Air Age [of 1952]

“Now you hear a low hum, and over the horizon appears a flying machine. You press the button of a box near by and a radio signal flashes to the machine. The aircraft, looking oddly like a horizontal electric fan, drones toward you. When the pilot is directly overhead, all forward movement of the machine ceases and it descends vertically until the cabin door is within a foot of the ground. On the machine’s gray side is painted Helicopter Express to New York.” Igor Sikorsky‘s 1942 vision of the future (as told to Frederick C. Painton) —The Coming Air Age [of 1952]The Atlantic)

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