The USUA/LAMA Safety and Industry Light Sport Conference was held at Sun ‘n Fun this year on April 2, 2014 to identify and address issuesspecific to the light sport and ultralight industry. That industry includes those producing airplanes, gyroplanes, weight shift control trikes, powered parachutes, and powered paragliders. It also includes the instructor, maintainer and ...
They have towed gyroplane training operations here in the United States. However, they don’t prepare pilots for the nap-of-the-earth excitement that these folks experience in Russia. It’s like watching a video game where you get only one life.
Britta Penca, one of the very few female gyroplane pilots, joins us to talk about Arizona Popular Rotorcraft Association Chapter 15 fly-in. Beyond the normal great things you can expect at a fly-in, they have two great speakers they've brought in to talk about gyroplane flying.
Good pilots work to prevent emergencies by making sure things are right before they ever take off. But sometimes despite all reasonable precautions, emergencies can and do happen in flight. Bob Heimberger talks about how preparation for emergencies can help save the day.
Tom Milton joins us to talk about several topics. We talk about gyroplane prerotors and his travel schedule for inspections, ending up at Bensen Days in Florida. We also talk about a man who contributed a lot to sport aviation, Ben Morrow, who passed away late last week.
This weekend there was a little bit of aviation history-making when Tom Milton did the airworthiness certifications on the first two Magni M24's built in the United States. We talk about that and about combining seats with fuel tanks.
The Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar is coming up and one of the big features of the event will be the first US public showing of the Magni M24 Orion gyroplane. There will be two of the enclosed side-by-side gyroplanes on the convention floor. Greg Gremminger joins us to talk about the new model.
We talk with David Groen about a wide variety of things including gyroplane design and the agreement Groen Brothers Aviation struck with a Chinese company to produce their Sparrowhawk design.
Carter Aerospace Development, LLC announced that they have completed the first phase of flight-testing of their new Personal Air Vehicle (PAV). The PAV began flight-testing in October 2010 with the goal of testing and refining the flight control systems for the aircraft. Taxi tests were followed by short hops down the runway and after each ...
Carter Aviation Technologies President Jay Carter has a vision of a world where citizens and military personnel would fly around in a small, car-sized autogyro-airplane hybrid that could take off and land without a runway. The idea may have seemed like fantasy some 16 years ago when he started working on developing it. But his ...