The Youngest IRCHA Helicopter Pilot

Aug 21, 2012 1 Comment by

Six-year-old Ryan Todd Robertson, of Mt Washington, KY, poses with his father, Todd, and his TREX 700. Ryan has just started the first grade, and at his kindergarten graduation he put on a helicopter demonstration for the rest of the class. He is currently the youngest AMA helicopter pilot and newest company pilot for Compass Models. Ryan is also a member of the Louisville Remote Control Club, and flies the Real Flight 6 simulator 2 to 3 hours a day. Although this is the first IRCHA for both father and son, he has flown at numerous fly-in’s and helps his father with routine helicopter maintenance and repairs. Ryan’s best subject is math and some day he hopes to be a full-scale helicopter pilot. I’m sure we’ll hear a lot more about Ryan in future IRCHA Jamboree’s and helicopter contests.

Paul Tradelius

About the author

A regular contributor to Model Airplane News, he is also the columnist for our “Rotor Speed” helicopter column. Paul has been flying RC helicopters since the early ‘80s and now enjoys all types of rotary machines, including scale and aerobatics, and he continues to experiment with modifications to improve performance.

One Response to “The Youngest IRCHA Helicopter Pilot”

  1. todd g robertson says:

    Paul, Thank you so much for the interview at IRCHA Ryan and I had a blast and will attend many many more. I have posted a new video of Flyin Ryan on youtube. Google Ryan Robertson 3D helicopter and you will find the link. Thanks again and hope to see you soon Todd and Flyin Ryan Robertson.

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