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05-22-2005, 04:53 PM
Nice little 82 mile cross country flight cruising at 3500 ft. Headed to a Chapter 18 club meeting/cookout. I had a strong tailwind going up to Lansing, Il. and while up there....a front moved through and the winds really kicked up....but I was able to climb to altitude and ride a quartering tailwind going back home.
05-22-2005, 04:58 PM
river.....horsetrack and Lansing airport.
05-22-2005, 05:02 PM
Adam Helwich and Nick Costas looking their gyro over. Chuck Roberg is the official "test pilot" and he took it up.
Last picture is a hang test going on.
05-22-2005, 05:06 PM
Some of Chapter 18......new member named John??? sorry.... :eek: flew his modified Air Command very well.
05-22-2005, 05:16 PM
headed home. The first picture is a little grainy. It is the Chicago skyline as I departed.
The others were just more views going home. The ol RAF is my work horse. :D
05-22-2005, 08:10 PM
Are we lucky or what?
Here are some more pictures!
#1 Jon Vos and his NCLT Air Command 618. Jon is a Baron & Aztec captain and flies freight. He just soloed his gyro after two lessons and has pronounced gyro flying as the most fun he's ever had flying.
#2 Stan giving us a show before heading home to Paxton, IL.
#3 George Smundin flying the 'Bee after Chuck left. George sold his SnoBird 2 place yesterday.
#4 This is an unusual sight. The "sign" dangling from the Bell 206 is enormous. I was told the sand bag hanging below the leading edge weighs 300 pounds, it reportedly has a "sand release" cable (not bag release) for emergency drops. The sign is very similar to parachute nylon and very, very light weight.
The first time I saw this in use they were taking advantage of the lower height restrictions for helicopters and flying very low over the city. Cars were stopping quickly and the drivers looking up, nearly causing accidents.
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