On this day, May 25, 1889, Igor Sikorsky was born - a world-famous student of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, a brilliant aircraft designer, tireless inventor and desperate pilot who conquered Europe and the United States.

At the age of 20, while studying at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, he designed and built his first aircraft. It was at the university that he began building his first helicopter.

"My hat is off in respect to my alma mater, which trained me to conquer the sky," said Igor Ivanovych.

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