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If you are in trouble anywhere in the world, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helicopter can land and save your life.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.
At that time  the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.
The helicopter is probably the most versatile instrument ever invented by man. It approaches closer than any other to fulfillment of mankind's ancient dreams of the flying horse and the magic carpet.
It would be right to say that the helicopter's role in saving lives represents one of the most glorious pages in the history of human flight.
Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle.
It is like a dream to feel the machine lift you gently up in the air, float smoothly over one spot.
If a man is in need of rescue, an airplane can come in and throw flowers on him, and that's just about all. But a direct lift aircraft could come in and save his life.
Money lost-nothing lost, Health lost-little lost, Spirit lost-everything lost.
The helicopter appeared so reluctant to fly forward that we even considered turning the pilot's seat around and letting it fly backward.
This machine was a failure to the extent that it could not fly. In other respects it was a very important and necessary stepping stone.
It would be right to state that, with the successful flight of the XR-4 in the summer of 1942, the helicopter became a reality in the United States.
Supersonic airplanes have carried men at more than 2,000 miles per hour and there are reasons to believe that this speed will be doubled by 1960 or so.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.