You probably don’t know who Charles Kamen is, but you wouldn’t be alone. He died at the age of 91.
He’s not a household name. But if I told you he invented the gas-turbine-powered helicopter, then went on to create Ovation guitars, and finally started a guide dog school with over 1,300 graduates — many Fidelco dogs have helped combat veterans blinded during duty — you would probably stand up and give that man a standing, ahem, ovation.
True fact: the backs of Ovation guitars are made from the same materials as his helicopter rotor blades.