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  • Hello from Huntsville Alabama

    Hello all, My name is Tim, I am a long time helicopter/ gyrocopter fanatic (i guess thats the correct word). I have been interested in all things rotary wing since I was a kid. I pursued my dream of becoming a helicopter pilot and currently fly for Huntsville Hospital. Along the way I have worked as an A&P mechanic and currently work on a few certified helicopters. I am also looking at building a gyro and pursuing my ratings as well as the possibility of a gyro CFI add on. Right now I am just trying to figure out if there are any other gyro guys around my area. I saw a red two place machine come into our local grass strip but was not able to figure out who it was.

    Anyway, I have an old set of plans for the Hollman H2 AM two place Sportster, just wondering if there are any other quaility plans out there for a safe tandem design.

    Fly safe and keep the big rotor on top!

  • #2
    Hey, I'm not really from your area, but I'm hoping to fly down and visit a friend in Florence, AL at some point before the end of June, fyi.

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    • #3
      Welcome to the Rotary Wing Forum Timothy!

      In my opinion The Hollman Sportster is a very nice gyroplane and would make a good trainer.

      I have found it easier to train in a tandem because the pitch responses are more relaxed and it is easier for a primary student to tell which way the nose is pointed.

      A side by side has the advantage of closer contact with the student and being able to point at the instruments.

      I wish you all the best on your gyroplane adventure.
      Regards, Vance Breese Gyroplane CFI http://www.breeseaircraft.com/

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      • #4
        Welcome to our forum and our mutual addiction. I took a fellow Winston, who also flies a helicopter for a hospital on his first Gyro flight this past week. He left me a note in my passenger log, I will paraphrase he said "In over 8000 hours as a Helicopter pilot I have never had as pure a flying experience as my ride with you." Enjoy the journey.
        "at 55 I did'nt GO over the hill, I FLEW over it"

        Sport Pilot Powered Parachute
        Sport Pilot Gyro

        Lifelong Member of the Dominator Fanclub.

        Currently building an Aviomania GS2 powered by a Honda 130 HP Engine. Expected completion about two weeks. Wait a minute....I finished it!

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        • #5
          Hello Tim. My guess about the Red Gyro is most likely a Magni M-22 Voyager owned and flown by Wayne Hubbs from Smithville Tennessee. That would be an easy flight for him. I am not aware of any person to get a ride in his rear seat. Wayne does not give rides.
          PRA Chapter 16 is located in Dickson Tennessee (M02) mike zero two, about 40 miles west of Nashville. The Georgia (Peach State) boys fly out of Cedar Town Georgia Airport. Great bunch of guys and a great PRA Chapter also. It would be easy to hook a ride. I own a tandem Dominator and would be wiling to give you a ride (depending on your weight). It would be an easy drive right up I-65 . My number is 615-390-2228
          David McCutchen
          615-390-2228
          Bensen B7m, 90 hp Mac
          Dominator Tandem, 100 hp Hirth
          Kolb Mark III Classic, 80 hp Verner
          Certified - Advanced Master Beef Producer
          EAA Member #0511805
          PRA Member #28866
          PRA Chapter 16 Member
          Secretary & Treasure - PRA Chapter 16
          President / Sylvia - Yellow Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.
          Chairmen - Dickson County Veteran's Day Committee
          Volunteer - Dickson County Airport Aviation Day Committee
          2 busy 2 No!

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          • #6
            Welcome to the forum! You are not too far from our group at Peach State Rotorcraft Club located in NW Georgia in Cedartown, Polk County Airport-Cornelius Moore Field 4A4. We currently have 7 Tango 2s, 2 Air Commands, 2 Single Place Dominators, 1 Tandem Dominator Clone, 2 Bensens, 1 KB3, 1 Tandem Bob Kopp Gyro-Kopp-ter Twin Eagle, 1 Side by Side Sparrow Hawk and 1 Maxie Wild on the field. Most Saturday mornings you will find a number of folks at our hangars. Our next Quarterly Meeting will be on June 2nd and normally we will have 40 or more folks show up including 1 Buzzard Single Place Gyro that flies in. Our website was hacked, but, will be back up in the near future.
            Complete aeronautical information about Polk County Airport - Cornelius Moore Field (Cedartown, GA, USA), including location, runways, taxiways, navaids, radio frequencies, FBO information, fuel prices, sunrise and sunset times, aerial photo, airport diagram.
            Kind Regards,

            Tom Duncan

            Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

            PRA #42071
            EAA #738671
            AOPA #05028938

            Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

            “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tyger View Post
              Hey, I'm not really from your area, but I'm hoping to fly down and visit a friend in Florence, AL at some point before the end of June, fyi.
              Let me know when/if you get up this way, Florence is only a bit over an hour from me. Or if you get over by Huntsville you can come see my hangar.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shootthrees View Post
                Welcome to the forum! You are not too far from our group at Peach State Rotorcraft Club located in NW Georgia in Cedartown, Polk County Airport-Cornelius Moore Field 4A4. We currently have 7 Tango 2s, 2 Air Commands, 2 Single Place Dominators, 1 Tandem Dominator Clone, 2 Bensens, 1 KB3, 1 Tandem Bob Kopp Gyro-Kopp-ter Twin Eagle, 1 Side by Side Sparrow Hawk and 1 Maxie Wild on the field. Most Saturday mornings you will find a number of folks at our hangars. Our next Quarterly Meeting will be on June 2nd and normally we will have 40 or more folks show up including 1 Buzzard Single Place Gyro that flies in. Our website was hacked, but, will be back up in the near future.
                June 2, I may be able to make that. I will have to see what my work schedule is as we get there. I will let you know. Will certainly make it over there someday soon if not for the fly in.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gyro28866 View Post
                  Hello Tim. My guess about the Red Gyro is most likely a Magni M-22 Voyager owned and flown by Wayne Hubbs from Smithville Tennessee. That would be an easy flight for him. I am not aware of any person to get a ride in his rear seat. Wayne does not give rides.
                  PRA Chapter 16 is located in Dickson Tennessee (M02) mike zero two, about 40 miles west of Nashville. The Georgia (Peach State) boys fly out of Cedar Town Georgia Airport. Great bunch of guys and a great PRA Chapter also. It would be easy to hook a ride. I own a tandem Dominator and would be wiling to give you a ride (depending on your weight). It would be an easy drive right up I-65 . My number is 615-390-2228
                  It did in fact look like a Magni. It was in and gone before I could get parked. I will be up toward Dickson this thursday. Unfortunately I am heading to Ft. Campbell for a memorial and my time is tight to get back here friday morning. Will have to check the distances, Maybe I can work in a stop at M02 on a cross country somewhere. If not it only appears to be about 2 hours up the road.

                  I would love to ride in one and even start some training just to see how it works with me. My flight weight is 175-180 depending on if I eat breakfast.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tpknueven View Post

                    Let me know when/if you get up this way, Florence is only a bit over an hour from me. Or if you get over by Huntsville you can come see my hangar.
                    Sounds good; will do.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shootthrees View Post
                      Welcome to the forum! You are not too far from our group at Peach State Rotorcraft Club located in NW Georgia in Cedartown, Polk County Airport-Cornelius Moore Field 4A4. We currently have 7 Tango 2s, 2 Air Commands, 2 Single Place Dominators, 1 Tandem Dominator Clone, 2 Bensens, 1 KB3, 1 Tandem Bob Kopp Gyro-Kopp-ter Twin Eagle, 1 Side by Side Sparrow Hawk and 1 Maxie Wild on the field. Most Saturday mornings you will find a number of folks at our hangars. Our next Quarterly Meeting will be on June 2nd and normally we will have 40 or more folks show up including 1 Buzzard Single Place Gyro that flies in. Our website was hacked, but, will be back up in the near future.
                      Tom, Who would I need to talk to about showing up? I have another public Relations thing to do from 9-noon or there about. Depending on the weather I may head over that way after for a few hours.

                      Tim

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tpknueven View Post

                        Tom, Who would I need to talk to about showing up? I have another public Relations thing to do from 9-noon or there about. Depending on the weather I may head over that way after for a few hours.

                        Tim
                        We will be there after lunch. Our member meeting takes place around 11 am followed by pizza in our hangar, then folks typically hang out while folks go flying for a few of hours after lunch weather permitting of course. You can call me if you would like on Saturday, Cell 972-825-7928.
                        Kind Regards,

                        Tom Duncan

                        Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

                        PRA #42071
                        EAA #738671
                        AOPA #05028938

                        Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

                        “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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                        • #13
                          Thanks a bunch. Not sure if that will fit with my schedule and the weather. I may just have to make plans to come over another weekend of sometime during the week. I work 7 days on 7 off so it can be hard to schedule things. Thanks.

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                          • #14
                            PRA Chapter 16 will be meeting on June 9th at 10:00am at the Dickson Municipal Airport (mike zero two) M02.
                            David McCutchen
                            615-390-2228
                            Bensen B7m, 90 hp Mac
                            Dominator Tandem, 100 hp Hirth
                            Kolb Mark III Classic, 80 hp Verner
                            Certified - Advanced Master Beef Producer
                            EAA Member #0511805
                            PRA Member #28866
                            PRA Chapter 16 Member
                            Secretary & Treasure - PRA Chapter 16
                            President / Sylvia - Yellow Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.
                            Chairmen - Dickson County Veteran's Day Committee
                            Volunteer - Dickson County Airport Aviation Day Committee
                            2 busy 2 No!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tpknueven View Post
                              Thanks a bunch. Not sure if that will fit with my schedule and the weather. I may just have to make plans to come over another weekend of sometime during the week. I work 7 days on 7 off so it can be hard to schedule things. Thanks.
                              If the weather is good, someone is normally there every Saturday and most weekdays and the occasional Sunday afternoon. They normally go to lunch between noon and 2 pm or so.
                              Kind Regards,

                              Tom Duncan

                              Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

                              PRA #42071
                              EAA #738671
                              AOPA #05028938

                              Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

                              “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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