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 2019 Maine helicopter seminar will be held on July 5, 6, 7. Cost is $469 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 !
Friday: Arrive at camp by driving or by float plane service (we can 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 the 6:00 dinner we will begin the seminar with a the first half of the 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. Seaplane rides will be given by Igor I. Sikorsky, III to anyone interested (included in price). 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 again at 6:00 and afterward we will conclude the slide show and lecture.
Extra Days: Many people choose to add a few days to their trip. After all, it is quite a distance to travel, and there is so much to do! Adding a day or two for fishing, hiking, shooting sports, or just relaxing without the cell phone noise can be the best part of the trip! Just let us know at reservation time, and we will give you all the options and details.
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.
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. You might want to consider a longer stay to take advantage of all there is to offer up here!
LINK TO MIDWEST FLYER ARTICLE
"Rare is the man of vision whose dreams become a reality. Rarer still is one whose vision brings a better life to others while fulfilling his own.”
Amazing images from:
JOHN WOOD - Spherical Photographer
"Separately, as a hobby I make full spherical panoramic images. As a lifetime member and volunteer at the New England Air Museum at Bradley Airport I have made several bearing the Sikorsky name. Open the link, press full screen upper right, then left click and hold to navigate around the scene:"