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Sir Raymond Michael Reid (born September 19, 1956 in Greenock) is a Scottish helicopter pilot who won the inaugural World Helicopter Racing Championships in 1982.

Personal lifeEdit

Reid was born to his Scottish parents, who were both undertakers.

Reid took to piloting helicopters in 1973, when he saw one land right outside the McLoogie cottage. This prompted the Scotsman to take part in the World Helicopter Racing Championships nine years later. He was crowned the inaugural champion, despite missing the US round of the series to see to his parents after he heard of their wicked plot to blow up the Forth Railway Bridge.

He has also starred in the Helicopter Blades of Glory film series as himself, and met Luxembourgish racing driver Laurent Winckel in 2007 after the latter competed in the Olethros 100.

Winckel has also since taken part in helicopter racing when he entered the 2008 British Grand Prix in place of an ill Joachim Kretzhaagel.

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