Dick Smith



Dick Smith is a pioneer in vertical aviation and has broken many helicopter records. His most notable record was the first solo circumnavigation of the world in a helicopter. He accomplished this feat on a trip he took to promote his electronics company in Australia. He later was the first to fly a helicopter to the North Pole. He  went on to run his electronics company, Dick Smith Electronics, with his wife Pip in Australia. 



Milestones associated with Dick Smith
July 22, 1983 Completion of the first solo helicopter circumnavigation around the world