Author Archives: jcspiege

Evolution of the Helicopter

It happened! I rode in a helicopter for the second time in my entire life with my friend Claudia at the American Helicopter Museum this past weekend! I flew in an R-44 Robinson helicopter piloted by an older man with over 1000 hours of flight time logged in every war since Vietnam. Continue reading

Helicopters in the U.S. Coast Guard

I am nearing the end of my research on the evolution of the helicopter as the school year concludes in a few weeks. However, I still have a bustling week of work ahead of me as well as an invaluable week of research last week. Continue reading

Evolution of the Helicopter

This past week was a week of little research using books or online sources for a very important reason. I was visiting one of my top college choices to attend accepted students revisit day and decide whether or not I wanted to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute. However, my visit turned out to be useful relating to my topic of the evolution of the helicopter and its role in current society. Continue reading

The Evolution of the Helicopter

It has been awhile since I last posted because of my Senior Project and spring break, so now twenty five days later I am back to continuing my research on the evolution of the helicopter. My past few posts have been about two of our past wars and the role the helicopter played in each. Continue reading

The Evolution of the Helicopter

This past week was one spent gathering new book sources for my research. I normally do the big chunk of my research on the weekends when I can spend an extended period of time researching helicopters. However, this past weekend I was visiting a college I was accepted to so I only had time to skim through my book sources. I downloaded three books onto my kindle to use for my research on helicopters. Continue reading

The Evolution of the Helicopter

This past week has been a productive one in terms of my research. I have ordered three books on the history of helicopters, how to fly them, and an FAA guide on vertical flight mechanics and machines. Continue reading