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L'impiego degli elicotteri civili al sud delle Alpi - la genesi

L'uscita è prevista per il prossimo autunno in concomitanza con il 75esimo anniversario dell’arrivo al sud delle Alpi del primo elicottero. 

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Men have always dreamed to be able to fly like birds.


In the following sheet you will find brief biographies of people who are/were closely connected with the rotary-wing.


Here is a short chronology of the main events that marked the history of the rotary-wing in Switzerland since the presentation of the first helicopter in October 1947.


The first flights of the helicopters done in Switzerland in 1947 and 1948 with the Bell 47B and the Sikorsky S-51 clearly demostrated their great versatility.


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