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gandrea 01-10-2017 09:32 AM

Newbie Questions
 
First let me say, I am enjoying this Forum and have been reading and learning a lot from the experts.
I am very new to this type of aircraft and am scheduled to take my first intro flight next weekend with Britta Penca out of San Manuel, AZ. I have experience with Powered Parachutes and also some flight time in Trikes. The first time I saw a Gyroplane in person was at the Mentone airport, I used to skydive at that airport before the PRA took over, used to live in Indiana and have been in AZ for 10yrs. Anyway, very interested in the Gyro and obtaining the proper training and working my way to a sport pilot. However, after reading some of the Gyroplane Handbook, I am feeling a little overwhelmed. It seems like there is a ton of stuff to know to be able to fly? Is this truly the case? I am sure I will have a better understanding after my Intro flight next week. Any knowledge and training tips would be appreciated.

Greg

Vance 01-10-2017 10:20 AM

Welcome to the Rotary Wing Forum!
 
There is a lot to learn Greg.

I have found that most people can learn it.

I had a traumatic brain injury that has put me in the ninth percentile for unrelated short term memory and I was able to earn a commercial gyroplane certificate and am a Certified Flight instructor despite my disability.

In my opinion a gyroplane is no more difficult to fly than a weight shift aircraft and easier in many ways.

I have flown with Britta and feel she is an excellent flight instructor and San Manuel is a nice airport to fly from.

I wish you all the best on your gyroplane adventure!

rayxray 01-10-2017 06:40 PM

Britta is a great instructor. Patient and steady. Tell her I say hello. Enjoy your flight. The pit mine is pretty cool too.

rickloon 01-11-2017 06:42 AM

I second that, Britta is a great instructor and you will learn a lot.

hillberg 01-11-2017 09:46 AM

Overwhelmed? Relax - How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Take your time and when you are finished you'll ask "was that all there was?"

You are getting a certificate and a life time of learning, enjoy it.

gandrea 01-11-2017 10:11 AM

Thanks Guys for the encouragement, I can't wait to take my Intro flight and then to pursue the flight training!


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