Monarch hang test at Caboolture Airport, Australia
PRA Chapter 20 Visits Opelousas, Louisiana, USA on November 9, 2009
You can tell we are friends because we're always having WAY MORE FUN than it really makes sense to be having.
Pictured above, Yankee Rotors Chapter of "Rotorheads" is (to put it simply) all about helping other rotorheads. The group gets calls from all over New England from people who are non-members that want information about gyroplanes. These guys are there to help.
Above is an Air-To-Air photo of Greg Spicola doing a dive-away in his awesome gyro
MT-03 - Cool Bird Flies Over the UK, Germany and South Africa
RotorSport UK Ltd is the first UK company approved by the CAA as a BCAR Section-T compliant factory-built aircraft assembled in our own workshops.
They regularly, like airplane manufacturers, receive enquiries from people who want to share ownership of an MT-03 with others. As well as reducing the ownership costs by sharing the purchase price and running expenses the partners also always have someone else to share in the fun of gyro. There are a load of guys that want to get into the gyro sport aviation area and can invest their money on lessons, but not on 2-seat gyros. Those are the folks that often fly single-seat machines (at least in some countries). Allocating the discretionary income towards a home and new family sometimes requires a club/share to make it easier to fit a nice two-seater into the family priority scheme. We are not suggesting that two seat gyros are too expensive to own outright. Two seats in any brand usually cost more than one seat. The MT-03 website (although I am certain most customers would buy their own gyro) has a mention on shared ownership that might work well for many of us in the gyro community. Good for them to mention that as an option.
See the MT-03 in action; download the MT-03 video.
Gyroplane Aviators' Code of Conduct
Gyroplane Pilots, download your copy of the "Gyroplane Aviators' Code of Conduct" that has been adapted from the "Light Sport Aviator's Model Code of Conduct" (LSAMCC) developed by Michael Baum of CA. The LSAMCC was released at the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA in July, 2006 but did not receive much press. (Most of those guys are airplane enthusiasts.) Various organizations such as COPA and other countries have adapted the code as part of their pilot education programs.
More on the code . . . .
SecureAv announced their intention of launching of the Gyroplane Aviators’ Model Code of Conduct (Code of Conduct) in the next few weeks. The Code of Conduct seeks to advance flight safety and airmanship by presenting a vision of excellence in the gyroplane community and makes recommendations across a wide spectrum of issues related to the specific needs and concerns for those flying gyroplanes.
Martin Weaver, Drafting Team member and retired manager of the FAA’s Light Sport Aviation Branch stated, “the Gyroplane Aviator’s Model Code of Conduct is a step forward in providing the gyroplane community a tool to enhance aeronautical decision making at all levels; pilot and flight instructors. If used by the community it should have a positive impact on reducing gyroplane accident rate.”
Don LaFluer, Director of Marketing for Rotary Air Force of Kindersley, Canada, manufacturer of the successful RAF-2000 gyroplane, announced adoption of, and agreement to distribute the Code of Conduct with all new gyrocopter deliveries.
Ram Pattisapu, President of Indus Aviation, remarked, “The Code of Conduct addresses the areas essential to developing the thought patterns and concerns of a safe and competent pilot.”
Jim West, President of the RAF Pilots’ Association and well known gyroplane enthusiast, said that he was pleased to announce that two gyroplane organizations, the RAF Pilots Association and the relatively new Gyro Nation, have published the current version of the Gyroplane Aviator's Model Code of Conduct on their websites. “The code is there for download to readers encouraging gyroplane safety amongst the membership and gyroplane pilots as a whole,” said Jim West. The RAF Pilots’ website supplies over one thousand regular readers with current gyroplane information and has established relationships with gyroplane enthusiasts around the world.
The Code of Conduct is a derivative of the Light Sport Aviators’ Model Code of Conduct (LSAMCC).
The Code of Conduct is a “living document” reflecting changes in Gyroplane practices and environment. It is available as a free public service together with supporting materials at www.secureav.com, www.Gyronation.com, and www.RAFpilots.com. The Permanent Editorial Board for the Aviators’ Model Code of Conduct is presented at http://www.secureav.com/PEB.pdf. For further information about the Code of Conduct contact <PEB@secureav.com>.
New Gyro Operation for New Zealand
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