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

$50 per person (limit 1) | $75 for the second guest ticket (limit 1)

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

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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.Tickets are limited!

Panel Session:

  • Dan Kurkjian – Son of Haig Kurkjian, founder of Haig K Aircraft and close friend of Arthur Young, founder of Bell Helicopter
  • John Piasecki – President & CEO Piasecki Aircraft Corporation, son of Frank Piasecki, founder of Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
  • Duncan Pitcairn – Son of John 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

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