Frank Robinson: The Creator and Initiator of Robinson Helicopter
Frank Robinson’s tenure at Robinson Helicopter was successful, and this was influenced by various aspects. Frank had a massive interest in aviation, the advancing civil helicopter sector, economic conditions, as well as technology all contributed to the firm’s growth.
Frank Robinson, the creator has tenacity, positivity, and vision that have driven the company for many years, therefore, resulting in great accomplishments. Kurt Robinson, Frank’s son took over the company and led it nicely to embrace his dad’s intent in helping the company prevail in the 21st century.
Frank was enthusiastic about helicopters since a tender age. He was born in 1930 in Carbonado situated in Washington. Frank Robinson has three other siblings who grew up in the Great Depression season whereby his family struggled to survive.
At 9 years, Frank Robinson saw a photograph that initiated his expatriate career. The picture depicted Igor Sikorsky, the helicopter legend hovering over a VS-300 model.
Frank Robinson was impressed to realize that there existed engineering experts who could create a unique machine at Robinson Helicopter. He, therefore, decided to establish a unique helicopter career by dwelling more on construction and design.
Frank Robinson remembered how interested he became in realizing that a helicopter could be motionless. This was based on his extended dream through college, and this fascination remained in him for an extended period.
As Frank went through his college period, he joined Washington University where he mastered helicopter design and in 1957, he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. Therefore, Frank followed the path of other students of securing a job while still in college.
The job introduced some interruptions, and the degree schedule stretched for nine years. However, he later joined Wichita University to study aeronautical engineering to concentrate more on the helicopter business. He had also explored aviation while in college, but since the helicopter idea surpassed his budget, he decided to fly aircraft.
Therefore, Frank bought three plans when in college, and when he was graduating, he had acquired a commercial rating and a license. Even though Frank was slowly gaining the pilot skills, he still advanced his knowledge base. His greatest interest was in the rotary-wing because he had spent a long period exploring helicopters.