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02-08-2006 02:51 PM  12 years agoPost 1
GyroRon

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Fort Mill South Carolina

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Gyro in GyroRon is because I fly full scale Gyroplanes. I am pretty heavily involved in them and I am a officer for our areas PRA-EAA chapter http://www.pra13.org And pics of my gyro are in my gallery

I also fly full scale airplanes, currently own and fly a Vans RV-4 experimental. It is a small 2 seat tandem seating, with a 160 HP Lycoming engine on the front. It takes off in about 800 feet and lands in around 1000 feet, cruise speed is around 175 MPH, and top speed is a little over 200 MPH. It is stressed for Aerobatics as well and I routinely do mild acro in it.

I started out flying in ultralight airplanes and still fly them when I get a chance.

Just curious how many here also fly the bigger stuff....

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02-08-2006 02:57 PM  12 years agoPost 2
GroundPounder

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Do hanggliders count in your opinion?
Does in mine :-)

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02-08-2006 03:00 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Hoverdown3K

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Rochester, New York

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AutoGyros are cool, I still rememeber the one from a James Bond movie I seen as a kid.

-= I know there is Money in RC helicopters. I put it there=-

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02-08-2006 03:01 PM  12 years agoPost 4
GyroRon

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Yeah hang glider counts in my book too!

And don't forget " The Road Warrior " with Mel Gibson, that was a gyroplane in that movie too

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02-08-2006 03:07 PM  12 years agoPost 5
medfoch

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I am a private working on my IFR. I currently am a renter - but at 35/hr for a 150 and 56/hr for a 172 it would cost more to own. I would also love a vans - they look very fun. I have done about 10 hours of areobatic instruction as well. My flight instructor joined the airforce and he just got accepted into f-15 school.

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02-08-2006 03:11 PM  12 years agoPost 6
deafheliflyer

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Arizona

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hi
does skydiving count?

I have over 100 skydives LOL

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02-08-2006 03:13 PM  12 years agoPost 7
DanW

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GyroRon,


I am building a Challenger II.

I see one in the pic in your gallery setting in the hangar.

Have you ever flown in that one?

Dreaming of an RV someday!

Dan

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02-08-2006 03:14 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Invrted1

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Cincinnati, Ohio

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I'm lucky to live at a private field where hang gliders are common, and we have all types of interesting planes. I got a bunch of stick time in a '43 Jenny last year, that is a great plane! The old lady and I have our sites set on getting an ultralite one of these days (shes has soloed in a 172 already). There is a guy here that built an Executive heli that I hope to get some time in this spring. I live in Heaven!!

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02-08-2006 04:03 PM  12 years agoPost 9
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..
Only things I haven't flown are hot air ballons and turbine aircraft...

John.

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02-08-2006 04:12 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Eury

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Dover NH

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I own 2 airplanes, one a Beechcraft B58 Baron for doing charters, and a Grumman AA-1A Yankee for fun. I've got a pic of the Baron in my gallery.

Nick Crego

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02-08-2006 04:24 PM  12 years agoPost 11
bigglesbutler

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Aberdeen, Scotland

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I fly for a living, suposedly I am a "proffesional" pilot :P, scary thought I know. Have flown the AS332L (Bristow Tiger), and currently flying the S61NII on the UK Coast Guard contract.

Si

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02-08-2006 04:25 PM  12 years agoPost 12
GyroRon

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Dan, yes I fly that one often. It belongs to a friend and he keeps it in my hangar. He is a busy guy and only comes around to fly it 2 or 3 times a year tops, so he allows me to fly it whenever to keep it from rotting or collecting dust.

This one is a single place clipped wing version with a Rotax 447, it will cruise at a honest 90mph!!! Not my favorite to fly though, it acts as if it does not have enough vertical stab area, and is near impossible to fly with the ball centered.

My favorite ultralight is the Phantom X-1. I have owned 3 of them plus a rare two place Phantom. The phantom is one strong ultralight.... It is stressed for aerobatics and I love to loop and roll and spin it. It also seems to have enough control authority to handle being flown on very gusty and bumpy days. I have flown them in winds of over 25 mph gusting to over 30mph and although it is a wild ride, it will handle it.

this is a cool thread.... I figured alot of people here would be into flying the real stuff, or jumping... gliding.... etc...

It is weird, but we have done polls on the gyroplane forum http://www.rotaryforum.com and a large percentage of the people flying gyros also ride motorcycles....

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02-08-2006 04:31 PM  12 years agoPost 13
Heli88

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Clarkston, MI

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Yeah...I fly a Dassault Mystere Falcon 900B. Photo's in the gallery.

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02-08-2006 04:35 PM  12 years agoPost 14
O'C

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Millington, TN

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GyroRon,

I'm Currently an Army UH-60 IP, flew Hueys for a few yrs, and I also have FAA Comm and Inst Ticket for Single engine, Multi Engine and Helicopters
Brian

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02-08-2006 05:26 PM  12 years agoPost 15
jbiter

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Sebring, FL

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Count me in too. I'm a flight instructor of fixed wings.

Jeff

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02-08-2006 05:36 PM  12 years agoPost 16
SDavied

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PP SEL here, too.

Learned on a Piper Tomahawk. Currently flying a 172.

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02-08-2006 05:38 PM  12 years agoPost 17
#55

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Dyersburg, TN

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I have my checkride in 2 months for p/p fixed wing...then off to ND to fly choppers on ROTC money ~ oh, sorry i will have both tail wheel and nose for my p/p...started in Citabria, check-ride n 150 commuter

Dropping Tones!

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02-08-2006 06:14 PM  12 years agoPost 18
Flyfalcons

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Bonney Lake, WA

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Flying a CRJ for Comair now (Delta Connection), but I'm looking for corporate work in the Seattle area.

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02-08-2006 06:32 PM  12 years agoPost 19
Coloradoheli3d

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Colorado USA

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MEII here and an A&P, but havn't been current for about 12 years. Guess I should get my medical done ha. "LOL"

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02-08-2006 06:48 PM  12 years agoPost 20
A. Bundy

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Aurora,IL. 30W/SW of Chicago

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PP SEL some aerobatic ,glider, and taildragger time.

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