View Full Version : Some pictures of my sweet baby and me
03-13-2004, 07:05 PM
Today my son and I both had some visitors at the airport who had never seen a gyro before. Here are some of the pictures of me showing them some of the things she is capable of.
I was having a ball and they were quite surprised and loved it. Who knows, maybe one of them fell in love, like I did the first time I saw one fly.
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03-13-2004, 07:19 PM
Nice photos Chuck, looks like you were having a blast.
03-13-2004, 07:20 PM
03-13-2004, 07:23 PM
I do apologize that some of them were so big. I thought I had cropped them better than I did.
03-13-2004, 07:23 PM
Looks like I ain't the only one who only knows how to paint with rattle cans of Black Spray paint!!! ;D ;D ;D
Looking good Chuck glad to see you got to go flying today. I hope to be making some Gyrobee flights real soon. Had it almost ready today.
03-13-2004, 07:31 PM
Thanx Phil, I was for sure. I do everytime I go up though. That's 3 days in a row for me now.
03-13-2004, 07:35 PM
D@*N RON, You don't miss a trick, do you. I didn't think you could tell in the pics. Actually the tail is powder coated. The nose paint is straight out of a rattle can, one of those 95 cent ones from Wally World,
and it sux.
03-13-2004, 07:39 PM
Great Photos! ;D
Those are great. I wish I had some photos of my gyro like that esp. the close up landing and banking. Your gyro is very cool.
Oh, and I think big pictures are cool. The quality and detail are worth the window resizing.
Keep up the good work. Gyros KICK BUTT.
03-13-2004, 07:48 PM
Tim, I appreciate your kind words. However, the two pics that may look like I am comming in for a landing aren't that at all. I was going quite slow, far behind the power curve, just showing the audience how slow she could fly without loosing altitude. Look how much higher the front wheel is than the rear.
03-13-2004, 08:13 PM
Yea, that is just a tad early for a flair.. ;D
03-13-2004, 10:43 PM
I added several of your pictures to my computer's screen saver. Keep posting them when you take 'em!
03-14-2004, 07:15 AM
WAY TA' GO, CHUCK!!!!
03-14-2004, 10:16 AM
Thanx for those short, but kind words, Harry. Ain't we havin' fun?
03-14-2004, 11:36 AM
Too bad you didn't come fly with us in Gonzales yesterday. We had 5 gyros show up for the chapter meet & about 30 folks for lunch.
03-14-2004, 12:33 PM
I'm really glad the fly-in turned out to be a successful event and I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there. As late as Friday night when I went to bed, I had full intentions of being there. However, I suppose, due to the anticipation, I woke up at 1:30 after just two hours of sleep and couldn't go back to sleep. Then about 5:30 I started getting sleepy. Anyhow, I am glad it turned out well.
Thanks for posting the picture. I know the RAF is yours. Who belongs to the yellow AC and the other machines? I assume that one of them is Mike Gaspard's, one is the Sharkey brothers and one is Bill Wieger's.
03-14-2004, 01:03 PM
Mine is not in the lineup Chuck. I had to work this weekend and was not able to make it.
The A.C. with the yellow pod belongs to Mike Morgan of Abbeville.
03-14-2004, 01:11 PM
Isn't that where you live? That must be great to have someone else to fly with who flies a gyro.
I know you hated to miss a fly-in in your back yard, so to speak.
03-14-2004, 01:41 PM
Hey Chuck :D
Finally I see the good guy!! ,and your nice baby ;D. I can see that your gyro cost alote, Is that a Eddie Bouwer seat HA!!HA!!
I am just joking!
That is a beutifull gyro, I hope that was me already in my
solo . How many hr. normaly takes to be solo flyin?
03-14-2004, 01:57 PM
Thanks for your kind words.
Re your question about the number of hours to solo; My opinion is that a lot depends on the individual student and a lot depends on the instructor. I got some really bad instruction time and I got some really good instruction time. It sounds to me like John Stevens was a really good student and he had a really good instructor. I believe he stated that he soloed after only 8.1 hours, or there about. I would say that is much qucker than normal. I think, opinion only, that fifteen would be more normal.
03-14-2004, 02:07 PM
I see that Charles( my instructor) love to teach, so about instructuting I know I am not goin to have any trouble.
CONCLUTION: It depends on me!!. let me see if I can
use a PORSCHE 911 on my Bensen. HA!! HA!!
Take care of your baby!! ;D
03-14-2004, 02:14 PM
You have it bad Jose, and that is good.
03-14-2004, 04:08 PM
Great pics Chuck!!! Look like you had alot of fun.
03-14-2004, 04:31 PM
Chuck: Nice pictures . ;D
We gyro pilots are so fortunate to experience this unique type of flight.
Keep the pics coming...makes me want to go back up there.
03-14-2004, 05:34 PM
Nice Pictures, looked like you were having fun...
03-14-2004, 05:47 PM
John, Stan and Nick,
Thanx a lot for your nice comments.
We enjoy the most fun sport there is,
don't we guys? I do truly enjoy it.
03-15-2004, 05:29 AM
I agree Chuck ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
03-15-2004, 03:15 PM
I went up again today (that's five days in a row now) and took the camera with me. It was very overcast and a little gusty.
Here are a couple of the shots I took:
03-15-2004, 03:18 PM
03-15-2004, 03:26 PM
Is that where your based chuck?
03-15-2004, 03:47 PM
Is that x-wind runway on the way in or out?
03-15-2004, 04:16 PM
That was as I was leaving the airport. The runway is 31 on the left and 13.
Yes that is where I am based.
03-15-2004, 06:16 PM
Cool airport. Big compaired to the Creek!
03-15-2004, 06:25 PM
Ron, in WWII it was a big airbase with 3 strips. Now it is uncontrolled, but there are three corporate twin engine jets and a couple of twin turboprops based there, thus the 150' x 5500' runway. (KLUL)
03-16-2004, 07:06 AM
That cloverleaf makes for an ideal emergency landing spot- no worries about a crosswind. Nice shot.
Is that your home golfcourse?
03-16-2004, 07:30 AM
Harry, thanx for your post. I am not a golfer, but yes, that is one of the two 18 hole courses here. That one is Dixie Golf Assn, and the other is probably close to a century old, Laurel Country Club.
03-16-2004, 07:21 PM
Chuck: Nice pictures. Its very interesting to see other gyro views. Now all we need is some color to come back.
03-16-2004, 08:17 PM
I agree, it is nice to see other parts of the country from the air. I have enjoyed your shots as well all the pictures that have been posted.
It won't be long now till the whole country will be green and Sir Ron will have his hands full cutting grass. We are about a third of the way through Spring here now.
03-20-2004, 07:06 PM
I went flying with a buddy late this afternoon. Here are a couple of the pictures I took of him and his Weed Hopper. We were cruising about 50 MPH.
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03-21-2004, 11:26 AM
I love flying with other craft.
Does he have a radio?
03-21-2004, 11:29 AM
The sun coming through the clouds is spactular ;D
03-21-2004, 01:30 PM
Thank you Tim,
Yes, he has a radio and we chatted quite a bit while flying together. We saw people on the ground waving at us three different times, people who knew us both.
You're correct, this type of flying is really a lot of fun,
03-21-2004, 03:06 PM
Chuck, What was your AGL when taking that airport pic??
I see the machine still climbs like a Bat out of @#$%
03-21-2004, 03:49 PM
Hey Russ, I don't know for sure, but somewhere between 1200 & 1400 feet. And yes, it climbs very well, indeed.
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