1982 World Helicopter Racing Championships season

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The 1982 World Helicopter Racing Championships season was the first series of the World Helicopter Racing Championships. The inaugural champion was Scotsman Raymond Reid.

Pilots[edit]

Constructor No. Pilot Rounds
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Westland Helicopters 0 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Raymond Reid All
2 Flag of Germany svg.png Bernd Mauer All
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Joe Glover All
41 Flag of Denmark svg.png Alexander S. Nilsson 3-5
57 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jaiden Scott 1
Flag of Japan svg.png Kawasaki Aerospace Company 10 Flag of Japan svg.png Michito Umaba All

The rest TBA

Calendar[edit]

Round Race City Date Winning pilot Winning helicopter
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png British Grand Prix Duxford February 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Raymond Reid Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Westland Helicopters
2 Flag of Mexico svg.png Mexican Grand Prix Mexico City February 28 Flag of France svg.png Ganelon Meilleur Flag of the United States svg.png Boeing Rotorcraft Systems
3 Flag of Denmark svg.png Danish Grand Prix Copenhagen April 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Raymond Reid Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Westland Helicopters
4 Flag of the United States svg.png United States Grand Prix Phoenix May 23 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Roef Nieuwhof Flag of Japan svg.png Kawasaki Aerospace Company
5 Flag of Canada.svg.png Canadian Grand Prix Niagara Falls June 6 Flag of France svg.png Ganelon Meilleur Flag of the United States svg.png Boeing Rotorcraft Systems
6 Flag of France svg.png French Grand Prix Calais June 27 Flag of France svg.png Ganelon Meilleur Flag of the United States svg.png Boeing Rotorcraft Systems
7 Flag of Ireland svg.png Irish Grand Prix Donegal September 12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Raymond Reid Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Westland Helicopters
8 Flag of Brazil svg.png Brazilian Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro September 26 Flag of Germany svg.png Bernd Mauer Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Westland Helicopters

Season summary[edit]

Raymond Reid won the first ever race in the series held at Duxford Aerodrome. He missed the USA round, which was won by Roef Nieuwhof, due to family commitments. Reid won three races on the way to the inaugural WHRC title, as did his nearest rival, Ganelon Meilleur. They both won their home races.

Pilots' standings[edit]

Pos. Driver GBR
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MEX
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DEN
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USA
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CAN
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FRA
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IRL
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BRA
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Pts.
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Raymond Reid 1 4 1 DNF 2 1 12 36
2 Flag of France svg.png Ganelon Meilleur
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Cormac O'Brady
4 Flag of Germany svg.png Bernd Mauer
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Joe Glover
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Samuel Perry
7 Flag of Italy svg.png Arrigo Milani
Pos. Pilot GBR
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MEX
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DEN
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USA
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CAN
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FRA
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IRL
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BRA
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Pts.