View Full Version : Growing the PRA
11-05-2004, 10:29 PM
I have been looking at trade show displays recently. I would like to see the PRA buy one, ship it (they all breakdown and quick pack to ship UPS) to any chapter that has has an event they'd like to man.
Anyone have any connections to manufacturers of displays like these?
11-07-2004, 06:43 AM
I could design one. We could make the whole thing out of 2x2 and 1x2 aluminum tube, and build it just like a gyro is built, complete with AN hardware. The entire display could be an example of the different construction techniques used to build a gyro.
11-07-2004, 07:35 AM
I didn't want to hijack the convention thread so I'll start posting here.
Well then we need to get promotin'... Although there are few Gyros in NJ I'm going to see if we can get a show at a mall. They're always having something at these malls so if we can get a few guys to bring their machines and have it close enough to a local airport maybe we can get the crowd to come to the airport for some air show style stuff. I don't know much about this but I'm willing to learn and devote my time so if anyone can get me some pointers I'd be more than happy to help.
We need to grow this sport. It'll help in many ways from insurance to giving us more selection for parts and equipment. It's all a matter of economics, we have a sport that allows you to fly without having to own an expensive craft and keep it in your garage (AAI needs to get a folding mast and they'll take the market for enclosed machines-they're too tall for a standard garage right now). Anyway anyone in the NJ NY area that wants to get something going PM Me
11-07-2004, 08:43 AM
I have a brochure/flyer that you can use as a hand out. It is in PageMaker format. If you don't have a copy of PM I would be happy to mail you a small stack and you can make more copies off of those.
Also, several of us worked together on a PowerPoint presentation on gyros. If you have someone with a portable computer with a nice screen you ran run the powerpoint or just make a slideshow with gyropictures.
Resources can be found here: http://www.prachapter34.com/toppage4.htm
Let me know if there is any way I can help you.
11-08-2004, 09:11 AM
Don, I know we could make a display but the whole idea of a display like this is that they fold into a small wheeled container and can be UPS'ed anywhere needed.
I want something the chapters can use locally.
Jersey wing (how about a real name, as required?) :rolleyes:
Our club (in cold winter Chicagoland) has always been one of the largest in PRA. We also boast one of the largest aircraft counts.
Our club got this size through promotion. One of our best promotions was a local television show, unfortunately on of our members managed to crash while they were taping. (a vertical spiriling descent with too low a pull out..... Pilot's comment to camera "we are trained professionals, don't try this at home" he was uninjured.
We also did a mall show. It was a lot of fun and we picked up a record number of new members.
We had a bunch of fun and scored some more TV time when we entered two gyros in the "World of Wheels" show.
11-08-2004, 02:41 PM
I think I will like this thread better!
11-08-2004, 03:12 PM
Ahh Tom- My name is on my profile as it's supposed to be
11-09-2004, 08:04 PM
My fault Mike, I thought it had to be on the post. I really didn't care that much, I just wanted to address you by your name instead of a nickname.
Your signature line "Been 1000' down, been 1000'...."
Reminds me. In 1994 I hit my highest high and lowest low, literally. I had the good fortune of going 180' down in a submarine and flying over 30,000' in a Air National Guard KC135 refueler. I knew some day the memory would fade enough that I couldn't quote actual numbers, so I wrote everything down about the flight. I wish I had pictures I could post instead of a video.
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