This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Mikhail Mil

Mikhail Mil
(November 22, 1909 - January 31, 1970)
Mikhail Leontyevich Mil was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He was founder of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is responsible for many well-known Soviet helicopter models.
Soviet aerospace engineer, aerospace engineer, engineer, helicopter, Mi

June 26, 1936

Initial flight of the...
Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter. The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 is often considered the first practical, functional helicopter, first flown in 1936. It was also known as the Fa 61, as Focke began a new company—Focke Achgelis—after development had begun.
Focke-Wulf Fw 61, first flight, helicopter
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