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Through Still and Storm: Unlikely Heroes in Hyderabad

By Jake Myers, LOH Marketing Lead, Posted 4/19/2012

Through Still and Storm: Unlikely Heroes in Hyderabad

Audiences across the United States often find heroes depicted in cinema and television as attractive, twentysomething models with flawless tastes for designer fashion, or in some cases, stretch lycra. Though most have had little difficulty separating fact from fiction, people have remained captivated by their fantastical stories dating back to early... continue reading »

Legacy of Heroes Crew Inspires Young Minds in Chennai

By Jake Myers, LOH Marketing, Posted 3/30/2012

Legacy of Heroes Crew Inspires Young Minds in Chennai

CHENNAI, India – The crew of the S-92® Legacy of Heroes tour visited with a group of 7th and 8th grade students on March 25 to talk about helicopters and Sikorsky Aircraft. The visit was the first of several planned with the United Way Worldwide to recognize communities in India and those who serve... continue reading »

India Tour Visits Bring a Fresh Crew to the Legacy Journey

Posted 3/20/2012

India Tour Visits Bring a Fresh Crew to the Legacy Journey

It’s March, so the Legacy of Heroes tour must be in India!

A new crew has arrived in India to launch the third and final leg of the Legacy of Heroes tour. You’ll be hearing from them in the coming weeks as they post their insights and experiences here on the Legacy microsite. Each of the crew members has a bio and photo... continue reading »

Heroes in Asia

Posted 02/10/2012

Heroes in Asia

The Legacy of Heroes team landed in Singapore in mid-November to begin its Asia Adventure. The aircraft and her crew are in the region until late February and will have spent time in Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand and Singapore by the time they board a ship after the Singapore Air Show and head for... continue reading »

Wrapping up the North American Tour

Posted 10/28/2011

Wrapping up the North American Tour

After three weeks of traveling along the eastern seaboard, the S-92® Legacy of Heroes tour reached its first milestone: the end of the North American leg of the journey. The time has flown by, and the team already has had great opportunities to demonstrate the LoH aircraft’s capabilities to many customers. The response... continue reading »

Legacy of Heroes Tour Pays Visit to Sikorsky Employees

Posted 10/27/2011

Legacy of Heroes Tour Pays Visit to Sikorsky Employees 10/12/2011

STRATFORD, Conn. – The S-92® Legacy of Heroes tour made a spontaneous visit to Sikorsky Aircraft’s main manufacturing facility and company headquarters on Oct. 12, plugging in a visit to give employees the opportunity to see for themselves what all the fuss is about. The visit to Stratford was arranged so that employees would have the chance to see the aircraft before it departed by ship for the... continue reading »

Welcome to the Legacy of Heroes Demo Tour

Posted 9/16/2011

Sikorsky proudly presents the Legacy of Heroes S-92® Helicopter 2011-2012 World Tour. Our multi-mission-configured helicopter was designed, manufactured, and painted by dedicated employees of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation who continue to carry forward Igor Sikorsky’s legacy of innovation and corporate social responsibility. We are proud and excited to share this unique aircraft with people all over the world and to showcase not only its capability, ruggedness and unmatched performance, but to also employ it to improve lives and... continue reading »

Crew Stories

Posted 05/09/2012 - India, We Bid You Farewell - By Melissa Mathiasen, Chief Program Pilot, Training & Contracts, SGH
Friday, April 20 - Well, today is a bittersweet moment for the LOH crew. Today is the last day of our world tour, finishing up a seven-month journey over thousands of miles, tracking through... continue reading »

Posted 05/03/2012 - Flight to Paradise - By Melissa Mathiasen, Chief Program Pilot, Training & Contracts, SGH
This is my first official flight in India, as I just arrived over the weekend. After a bit of maneuvering, the aircraft was pulled out of the hangar and placed on its assigned spot, overlooking the ... continue reading »

Posted 05/01/2012 - Just Got In - By Melissa Mathiasen, Arrival
This is my first official flight in India, as I just arrived over the weekend. After a bit of maneuvering, the aircraft was pulled out of the hangar and placed on its assigned spot, overlooking the ... continue reading »

Posted 04/24/2012 - Experiences in Mumbai - By Mike Gettz, Quality Assurance Inspector (SGH)
Since arriving in Mumbai, the excitement surrounding the S-92® helicopter has been phenomenal. For the first time in India, we are based at an airport that is 98 percent... continue reading »

Posted 04/19/2012 - View from the Tour: Hyderabad, India - By Bruce Ennis, Human Resources
The Legacy of Heroes aircraft stopped in Hyderabad, India from March 29 to April 4. This provided an opportunity for local Tara and TASL (Sikorsky’s joint venture with India’s TATA) employees to see first-hand the end product of the S-92® cabins they... continue reading »

Posted 04/12/2012 - Getting a bit of history on a well-deserved day off - By Steve Schellberg, Flight Test Pilot (SGH)
1Apr12: We had another good day absorbing the local culture and history. At the suggestion of one of our in-country sales representatives, most of the team toured Golkonda Fort this... continue reading »

Posted 03/30/2012 - “Tuk-tuk”-ing along in Chennai - By Steve Schellberg, Flight Test Pilot (SGH)
Stacy and I toured a bit of Chennai yesterday in an auto rickshaw, also known as a “tuk-tuk.” We were told the slang name comes from the sound of the motor as your driver skillfully navigated some of the densest traffic that you have ever... continue reading »

Posted 03/29/2012 - Teamwork works – anywhere - By Terry Morrissey, Director, LOH India Tour
In a country where the word “team” usually evokes thoughts of cricket or rugby, a different kind of team was in full force at the Chennai International Airport last week... continue reading »

Posted 03/29/2012 - Getting ready in Chennai - By John Shuma, Avionics Technician
We arrived at the airport and unloaded Legacy One. After two long days of extreme heat, we completed the aircraft build. By the end of the second day, we had drawn... continue reading »

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