Alpha Aviation received gold medal using a Robinson R22 helicopter at the World Helicopter Championships in 1999.
Starting with the strong Russian team, this match comprised several international competing national teams defending their honor – a helicopter olympics, so to speak.
Beating the many high power turbine helicopters that were lined up, the team that uniquely utilized a Robinson R22 instead, was indeed Alpha Aviation of Japan.
There’s of course no possibility of achieving medals if not looking back on repetitious, minute training, but that you can win a world championship with a Robinson and bring this message out to the many Robinson owners of the world, was something that inspired and motivated us.
The page with more on the world helicopter championships is here.