Smithsonian Air and Space Museum officials receive a second "copter" from Bensen Aircraft Corp., Raleigh, N.C.

This Bensen gyrocopter named "Spirit of Kitty Hawk", and its inventor-pilot Dr. Igor Bensen (seated) hold 12 world records. Standing on the left is Museum's Aircraft Curator Mr. Louis Casey. On the right is Dr. Paul Garber, Smithsonian's Historian Emeritus.

The record-holding gyrocopter is on permanent display now in the Arts & Industries Building of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Historic rockets can be seen in the background.

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Bensen Aircraft Corp "Spirit of Kitty Hawk" admitted to Smithsonian museum

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum officials receive a second "copter" from Bensen Aircraft Corp., Raleigh, N.C.

This Bensen gyrocopter named "Spirit of Kitty Hawk", and its inventor-pilot Dr. Igor Bensen (seated) hold 12 world records. Standing on the left is Museum's Aircraft Curator Mr. Louis Casey. On the right is Dr. Paul Garber, Smithsonian's Historian Emeritus.

The record-holding gyrocopter is on permanent display now in the Arts & Industries Building of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Historic rockets can be seen in the background.

Bensen Aircraft Corp photo

 

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