Buford John Schramm
Buford John Schramm (14 October 1938 – 28 April 2004), better-known as B.J. Schramm, was a businessman and developer of light personal helicopters. He was killed in the crash of a single-seat helicopter of his own design near Montour, about six miles southwest of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. Schramm founded RotorWay Aircraft in 1961, a kit helicopter manufacturing company. At the time of his death he operated a company called Eagle R&D, based in Caldwell, Idaho, manufacturing a kit helicopter called the Helicycle.
Schramm was the founder of a non-ferrous metal foundry that supplied materials to Bell, Hughes, Sikorsky, Motorolla as well as his own helicopter businesses.
- Obituary of B.J. Schramm[dead link]
- Helicycle home page
- Link to image of B.J. Schramm
- jetflyer.ru — Collected reports of death of B.J. Schramm
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