History of Innovation Timeline
From the initial flight of the K-125 to the first remote control helicopter, Kaman has always broken new ground in aerospace technology. This timeline traces how a company started on a shoestring budget evolved into a worldwide leader in the aviation industry and one of the country’s largest distributors of industrial parts.
"A Certain Taste of Victory"
When our founder, Charles H. Kaman, entered the business of vertical flight, helicopters were unstable and difficult to fly. Never one to sit around, when Charlie Kaman had an idea or saw a need, he rolled up his sleeves and went to work. His new rotor concept was the first chapter in a remarkable aviation career.