Robert Stierlin

Swiss helicopter pioneer (1926-1969)



Living at Meyrin (Geneva, Switzerland), R. Stierlin was early a performant mechanic and later engineer at the European Laboratory for Particles Physics. He was early interested by the rotary wings and never involves with helicopters for glory or for money, but just for private and intellectual purposes.

He designed and built 5 helicopters between 1948 and 1969, mainly in his private house and 3 were registered. He learn to fly by himself and never had a pilot license.

He died in the crash of his 5th helicopter.

Helicopter pioneer Robert Stierlin

Helicopter pioneer Robert Stierlin



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