Our next meeting will be at the Robinson Helicopter factory at 2901 Airport Drive Torrance, CA 90505 on Wednesday, May 15.
Members will recall our last visit, when our host was company founder and 2004 Howard Hughes Memorial Award Honoree Frank Robinson, now retired. Since then Robinson Heli has added a five passenger Rolls-Royce powered R66 Turbine, to its famous Avgas powered 2-seat R22 Beta and its four seat R44 Raven.
Robinson produces more helicopters each year than any other manufacturer in the world. In 2012 they produced 517 helicopters, a 45 percent increase over 2011’s production of 356, The breakdown was 286 R44s; 191 R66s; and 40 R22s. As in previous years, 70 percent of sales were to foreign customers.
The program will include a tour of the factory, a buffet lunch and a briefing on the state of the company by its President Kurt Robinson.
Noon – 1 p.m. Reception & Factory Tours. Non alcoholic refreshments at reception. Tours begin at noon and the last tour begins at 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. Buffet Lunch.
1:30 p.m. Briefing by Kurt Robinson, President of Robinson Helicopters.
2 p.m. Adjourn
Robinson Helicopter factory at 2901 Airport Drive Torrance, CA
$40 per person for ACSC Members & Non-Members to include beverages and lunch. Payment can be made by sending a check to the ACSC office or with credit cards using the PayPal button below. Free parking available at the site.