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Old March 9th 04, 04:02 PM
Rich Stowell
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"nametab" wrote in message
Anyone know of any aerobatic helicopter pilots?

The late, great Sammy Mason (Stalls, Spins, and Safety), who was the
first pilot to perform aerobatics (loops, rolls, 1/2 cubans,
immelmanns) in a rigid rotor 286 helicopter built by Lockheed. His
first public demonstration occurred during a meeting of The Helicopter
Association of America in Palm Springs, then at the Paris Air Show in