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Below: Frank Robinson prepares for a test flight in the first R-22 in 1975. Photo: Courtesy of the Robinson Helicopter Company


Below: Frank Robinson (far left) celebrates FAA certification of the R-22 in March of 1979.


Photo: Courtesy of the Robinson Helicopter Company


Below: A Robinson R-44 lands at the South Pole in 2005, becoming the first piston powered helicopter to reach the South Pole.


first piston powered helicopter to reach the North Pole. Photo: Courtesy of the Robinson Helicopter Company


Three years earlier an R-44 was the


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