So you want to go flying and enjoy the winter wonderland from above? And you want to do that in an open cockpit aircraft? Well, you had better take some precautions and do like your mother always told you and dress for the weather. Bob Heimberger joins us to talk about how to dress for a 100 mph open cockpit gyroplane.
It is an airplane world. So if you fly a gyroplane, you need to fit into that world when you are flying the pattern at airports. Greg Gremminger joins us to talk about how gyroplanes can safely integrate into the traffic pattern. Greg references a couple of FAA Advisory Circulars, AC 90-66A and AC 90-42F.
You may remember that Stan Foster built a Helicycle personal helicopter and flew it for the first time this fall. We visit with Stan again to cover the building process. We talk about the kits, build times, and what the major assemblies are on a Helicycle.
Following is an interview with the FAA Administrator, Randy Babbitt, published in the Washington Post. Being a pilot himself, he probably has aviation safety in mind more than most. In fact, this pull quote from the end of the article is excellent: