United States of America
1956 - 2009
Barbara Robinson was the wife of Frank Robinson and a former vice president of Robinson Helicopter Company. Barbara began at Robinson Helicopter in 1978. She was instrumental in marketing the newly certificated R22 and developing Robinson’s worldwide dealer network. In 1983, Barbara earned her pilot’s license and became Whirly Girl #385. That same year she married Frank Robinson, president and founder of Robinson Helicopter. Barbara remained a key figure at the growing company until 1995.
Mrs. Robinson passed away on August 13, 2017 after a 12 year battle with breast cancer.