Igor Sikorsky started his airplane designing career designing aircraft for the last Tsar of Russia, Nicolas II. In 1913, ten years after the Wright brother's first flight, Sikorskiy proved the critics wrong by building and flying a huge airplane called the Le Grande. It had a wingspan of 92 feet, 3/4 the length of the Wright brothers first flight. It weighted 9000 pounds, with 4 100 hp engines. Experts of the day did not think that something that large could ever become airborne. The Le Grande had a balcony in front of the pilot cabin, and a passenger cabin for eight. The Le Grande flew flawlessly through54 flights, until it was hit by an airplane engine falling from another airplane during an airshow. By piloting the Le Grande, Sikorsky was the first person to fly a multi engine airplane.