Raidri was still a baby, when he was born as the oldest of four children, the other three being sisters and models and actresses, he was left to pursue the family-business, the Leathchupla Airlines, a small airline with a few planes, mostly small passenger planes - not that he minded, though.
From early childhood on, he spent much of his free time on planes and near planes on the airfield near Riverwood, where the main base of operations for his family's business was, learning about them and their intricacies. When he was old enough to make his flight license for powered aircraft, it was basically a formality. But he wasn't satisfied with just the small passenger haulers his family's business had - he wanted bigger, further, faster.
The SDF didn't want him, which was returned in kind, but he still wasn't satisfied, which was why he turned to air racing as soon as someone suggested it. He cut impressive figures into the sky, first with propeller aircraft, then with jets, even managing to get licenses for the Fabhcun, the Seachmall and the Gaoth, jet aircraft formerly in services of the SDF, as well as the Vampire.
What began as a hobby slowly turned into an obsession, much to the worries of his parents, who he works for - technically. Wouldn't it be for him having his plane in company colours and being good at it (thus generating positive marketing), they would have fired him long ago... their main hope is, that he may find a racer one day, who slows him down, reminds him of the fact, that there are important things on the ground as well... preferably a female racer, for they want their grandkids one of these days.