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Carter PAV Completes 1st Milestone Flight

Carter PAV Completes 1st Milestone Flight

Wichita Falls, TX – Carter Aviation Technologies (Carter) of Wichita Falls, TX is pleased to announce that their new Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) has completed its first milestone in flight-testing. The PAV is Carter’s second generation, proof-of-concept aircraft set to demonstrate their revolutionary SR/CTM technology – a combination of rotorcraft and fixed-wing aerodynamics. The milestone ...

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Groen Brothers to Produce Gyroplane in China

Groen Brothers to Produce Gyroplane in China

Salt Lake City, Utah – January 15, 2011 – Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc. (“GBA”) (stock symbol “GNBA”), announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Groen Brothers Aviation International, LLC (“Groen LLC”), formed to participate in the joint venture, has entered into an agreement with Guangzhou Suntrans Aviation Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (“Suntrans”) to form a ...

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Robert Heimberger, St. Louis Rotocraft Club (12/28/10)

Robert Heimberger, St. Louis Rotocraft Club (12/28/10)

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.

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Greg Gremminger, Magni USA (11/23/10)

Greg Gremminger, Magni USA (11/23/10)

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.

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Stan Foster, Popular Rotorcraft Association

Stan Foster, Popular Rotorcraft Association

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.

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The FAA Administrator

The FAA Administrator

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: