The Robinson R22 helicopter has to be one of the most popular helicopters in the world. Most training schools have at least one of them, new helicopter pilots own one of them and many value-oriented owners own or have owned an R22.
The Robinson R22 is the brainchild of former Hughes employee Frank D. Robinson. Designed in 1973, the R22 took its first flight in 1975 and entered production in 1979. Since then it has been a firm favorite across the globe for leisure, training and work.