Igor Sikorsky

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    was using airplanes for medical evacuation but still the need for a prepared runway would be the limiting factor and soldiers would still need to be transported by ground from their point of injury to the airplane. A man named Igor Sikorsky however was about to introduce something that could overcome the limitations of the airplane. His successful design of the helicopter would draw interest from military leadership and become the spark that would ignite the future explosion of army helicopters. Igor himself highlighted the lifesaving capability of the helicopter as one of its greatest capabilities. The first rescue by helicopter happened on 21 April 1944 when a 1st Air Commando Group L-1 was shot down in Burma. The L-1 was carrying a pilot and three British soldiers. Since the rice paddy that it crashed in was unsuitable for an airplane to land in commanders were forced to use the helicopter. 1st Lieutenant Carter Harmon, a pilot of the Sikorsky R-4 helicopter was tasked with the rescue of the downed personnel. Through a series of modifications to carry more fuel and extend the R-4s range Lt. Harmon was able to not only reach, but successfully rescue the stranded personnel.(call sign Dustoff) The R-4 was by no means a solid rescue platform and did have many limitations. Due to its light construction and small piston…

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  • Igor Stravinsky: Metaphorical Chain Of Music

    Have you ever been beaten, bruised, and chained to something in a dark basement? If you answered “yes” to the previous question, then congratulations! If you answered “no”, then you need to get out more. Today, I am here to discuss music for the eighty-three billionth time. So let’s get on with it. Let me introduce our two composers. First, we have Claude Debussy. And next, there is Igor Stravinsky. Now, you might be thinking, “Why did our history lesson start off with a question about chains?”…

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  • An Analysis Of Howard Gardner's Creating Minds

    cherished his company. Picasso even knew this of himself, concluding that his death “[would be] a shipwreck and . . . many people all around will be sucked down with it” (170). Picasso knew his worth too well, and he did whatever he could to preserve it, his ego growing to the extent that he refused any sort of criticism. In spite of his unfavorable disposition, Picasso remained virtually untouchable. He could never “think beyond his gift,” causing him to sacrifice anything and everything else…

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  • Coco Chanel's Fashion Design

    I. Introduction: "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happing" (Coco Chanel). When I think who is a magnificent creator in the world. I think of someone who stands up for what his or her believing it. Someone who reflects her or his dream to her or his society. Someone who has a unique echo until today. Someone who has significant changing in the world. Someone likes Coco Chanel. Coco…

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  • Comparison Of Rite Of Spring And Appalachian Spring

    Comparison Between The Rite of Spring and Appalachian Spring The Rite of Spring (1913), composed by Igor Stravinsky, and Appalachian Spring (1944), by Aaron Copland, are ballets that center around folk culture. The Rite of Spring suggests a story of human sacrifice and has an overall a harsh and almost disturbing mood. Appalachian Spring tells the story of a new couple celebrating their new house and is lively and happy. The two ballets stem from a common base of folk culture, yet the mood of…

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  • Igor Stravinsky Rite Of Spring Analysis

    running through music, or if it is to incite disenfranchised youth to join in mosh pits from guitar solos. Cultivated music is world renowned and respected by older generations because it was taught in formal capacities. Vernacular music is also world renowned and respected on every level of the totem pole because it is not so formal in nature and you can come as you are and take what you want from it. I think that musical performances all have theatrics of some sort placed into each show. For…

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