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WaspAir
WaspAir
Supreme Allied Gyro CFI
Last Activity: 08-16-2017, 09:32 PM
Joined: 10-21-2006
Location: San Jose, CA
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  • WaspAir
    started a topic Solar eclipse ?

    Solar eclipse ?

    Here's something silly to ponder:
    do you need to be night current for the few minutes of darkness if you fly in the shadow of the total eclipse on Monday?

    (note: it won't be between sunset and sunrise, but it sure will be black!)

    I won't be flying; I'm headed to Wyoming...
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  • WaspAir
    replied to New gyroplane jump takeoff
    in News
    If might fit better here (from FAR part 1.1):
    Gyrodyne means a rotorcraft whose rotors are normally engine-driven for takeoff, hovering, and landing, and for forward flight through part of its speed range, and whose means of propulsion, consisting usually of conventional propellers, is independent...
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  • WaspAir
    replied to New gyro planned with jump takeoff?
    Here's a spin-up and take-off in an Air & Space 18A a few years ago (I'm the pilot). The action happens at about 1:49. It is almost a jump; I let it roll just a few feet before punching the button (no wind to speak of that day) These are flyable by anybody with a Private or higher rotorcraft-gyroplane...
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  • WaspAir
    replied to New gyro planned with jump takeoff?
    I fly jump-take-off A&S 18As, and there are only a handful of them around that are airworthy now.

    My recollection of the light sport / sport pilot rules is that they restrict to two blade teetering fixed collective rotor systems, and that's not a recipe for jump capability. That would...
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