Forum 75 Franklin Institute Historic Evening

Forum 75 logo Memoirs of our Pioneers: A Celebration of Their Life and Times

Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Monday, May 13, 2019 | 6:00-9:00 PM — Registration begins at 6:00 PM

Piasecki small logoAttire: Business or uniform 

Parking and directions: a special VFS rate of $6 is in effect for parking

Members: $50 | Non-Members and Guests: $75

This event is generously sponsored by Piasecki Aircraft Corporation and the Pitcairn Family Foundation.

Update (05/09/2019): This is a sold-out event. Thank you for your interest. Please contact Betty Chen if you have any questions.

Note: If you are attending Forum 75, please purchase the tickets as a part of your registration. Please DO NOT register here. If you have already registered and wish to add this to your registration, please contact Betty Chen. 

This special evening begins at 6:30 PM with a facilitated panel discussion featuring immediate family and friends of the original helicopter industry pioneers, followed by an invited reception at 7:45PM with Mr. Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), in Franklin Hall. 

Panel Session:

  • Dan Kurkjian – Son of Haig Kurkjian, founder of Haig-K Aircraft and close friend of Arthur Young, founder of Bell Helicopter
  • Fred Piasecki, Chairman & CTO, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation – Son of Frank Piasecki, founder of Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
  • Duncan Pitcairn – Grandson of Harold Pitcairn, founder of Pitcairn Aircraft Company
  • Sergei Sikorsky – Son of Igor Sikorsky, founder of Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Dr. Allan Bleecker – Son of Maitland Bleecker, inventor, author and rotorcraft visionary

F75 Franklin Institute Aviation Pioneers