HAI Convention News

Sikorsky Celebrates 90th Anniversary

 - March 5, 2013, 7:30 PM

In a ceremony at the Sikorsky exhibit yesterday, the company celebrated its 90th anniversary in homage to its founder and aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. The crowd of some 300 at Booth No. C5028 listened to Sikorsky’s story in his own words, words that still resonate in the industry and that included the admonishment, “In aviation, use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest care.” Sikorsky president Mick Maurer concluded the ceremony by offering his own view of the future, saying the obligation of Sikorsky over the next 90 years is to continue to push the boundaries. A raffle at the ceremony gave examples of Igor Sikorsky’s famous fedora to 10 visitors, including 10-month-old Melinda Pinion and mother Lorie, above..