Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, the inventor of the practical helicopter was my grandfather. Inventor, designer, test pilot, and visionary, Igor Sikorsky led a charmed life through his 83 years. With excellent photos and Sikorsky family speakers we will share with you Igor's Russian years in aviation, his large Pan Am flying boats, and his helicopters. The Sikorsky Seminar is held at The Bradford Camps on Munsungun Lake in northern Maine. Meals and private lodging in waterfront cabins are included.
The 2020 Maine helicopter seminar will be held on July 10, 11, 12. Cost is $489 per person, double occupancy which includes all meals, private lodging, and full use of all facilities including boats, motors and kayaks. Daytime and evening schedule is outlined below. Also included is a scenic flight with Igor I. Sikorsky, III !
Guests are welcome to browse the aviation library during the day which includes videos, books, artifacts and photos. Other activities include: fishing and fly fishing, kayaking, relaxing on the porches with a good book, and hiking. Guides can be arranged for fishing, a moose watch, and sporting clays. Our meals are excellently prepared and served to your private table in our handsome lodge. The lectures will be given by his son, grandson and other members of the immediate family.
Igor in the S-48, 1943
Friday: Arrive at camp by driving or by float plane service (we help with arrangements) between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Books, historical videos, and artifacts will be available through the day. Settle in and enjoy your cabin and the lake through the afternoon. After a 6 pm dinner we begin the seminar with a two hour slide show and lecture in our lodge.
Saturday: Rise at your leisure, breakfast will be served until 8:00. The library and videos will be available for researching through the day as well as the Sikorsky artifacts and photos. An afternoon guest speaker will be announced. Otherwise, the day is at your disposal with plenty to keep you busy on the lake and trails around Munsungun. Guided parties will have a personally tailored trip. Lunch is provided for all in our lodge or a packed picnic if you prefer. Dinner at 6 pm and afterward we will conclude the slide show and lecture.
Sunday: Rise at your leisure with breakfast served until 8:00. Guests are welcome to stay through the mid-afternoon and enjoy the surroundings. The library is open and guided trips are also an option.
Additional Days: Many guests choose to stay on a few more days (or arrive a few days early) to enjoy the area around Bradford Camps, relax at camp, and do some guided fishing on the lake and outlying waters. Normal rates apply per night.
Igor in Russia, 1911, beside his 5th airplane