Search results

  1. TyroGyro

    A Cavalon Crashed

    Some more pics
  2. TyroGyro

    A Cavalon Crashed

    I think winds were very light on the 24th, 6 mph. Possibly a tailwind. https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/czech-republic/brno/historic
  3. TyroGyro

    The good, the bad and the ugly (t/offs & landings video of one training session).

    Haha, now we have it ! (y) Flatten the attitude at about 10 feet, by pulling the stick back 1 inch [10 feet is about when the horizon out of the corner of your eye seems to be about shoulder-level] Fly down to 1-2 feet above the ground. Checking alignment and drift. Let it float while it runs...
  4. TyroGyro

    The good, the bad and the ugly (t/offs & landings video of one training session).

    The best way to land is to try not to land....
  5. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Yes, there was an unrelated fatal fixed-wing accident the same day. Gyro registration OK-TWC14 https://www.google.com/search?q=ok-twc14&sxsrf=ALeKk02JwrjrJ2dbViloR0xzmGoXZnrxEg:1588351382515&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixprv_jZPpAhWdaRUIHRhGCDQQ_AUoA3oECAsQBQ&biw=1600&bih=770
  6. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Hi Vance I keep my eye on https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/dblist2.php?at=&re=&pc=GY&op=&fa=&lo=&co=&ph=&na=&page=8 The Czechs have a good general aviation safety record, and in gyros also. This may well be their first gyro accident of any significance. The machine is owned by their top...
  7. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Cavalon crash in the Czech Republic last week Pilot survived with minor injuries...
  8. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Interesting video. He employs a very similar methodology to my own analysis of gyro safety. The article he refers to: https://www.aviationconsumer.com/maintenance/lsa-accident-review-nothing-to-celebrate/ I think the evidence shows the Big-3 Eurotub gyros are safer than Light Sports...
  9. TyroGyro

    Modern Generation Accident Statistics

    So he does 10 hours conversion, then starts doing in the gyro what he's "good" at: aerobatics...
  10. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    As we all probably have time on our hands, it might be an opportunity to continue with some formal analysis on the previous accidents thread. I've added, chronologically, another https://www.rotaryforum.com/threads/modern-generation-accident-statistics.47687/page-8#post-1154857
  11. TyroGyro

    Modern Generation Accident Statistics

    CASE 7 Date: 14 January 2008 at 1300 hours Machine: ELA 07S R100 Registration: LY-ELA Location: Rojunai, Panevezys - Lithuania Official Report: see attached (autotranslated) Commentaries: https://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/crime/legendinio-lakuno-zutis-sudrebino-aviacijos-pasauli.d?id=15624877...
  12. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    And for balance, and completeness... Suggestive of a medical-event. [previous heart-attack, and below-par in the days prior to the accident] https://www.bea.aero/uploads/tx_elydbrapports/BEA2016-0353.pdf
  13. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    A new understanding on the phrase "blind drunk", peut-être?
  14. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Regrettably, I have discovered another two French fatals in 2018, and updated my statistics accordingly. One was... [cough] ...flight after nightfall, with alcohol consumed...
  15. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Resasi, I am unaware of any on the Eurotubs, which is what I fly. On the strobes, etc, we are so regulated in the UK that I was surprised my strobe mod was possible. But my excellent engineer tells me it is "kosher". [he did the pre-flight and service on G-YROX before it completed the first...
  16. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    I think it is mental conditioning. The human visual system is mostly in the brain, not the eye. If you don't see what you're looking for, you see... nothing... [check "The Invisible Gorilla" experiment] As pilots, they are looking for... a pair of wings. I also wonder why, unlike most helis...
  17. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    In the UK there are basically three types of towered airports Full-ATC, callsign "TOWER", but often with separate frequencies for "RADAR", "APPROACH", "GROUND" basically you do nothing, either on the ground or in the air, without clearance. You are instructed or controlled at all stages, from...
  18. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    I am happy with full ATC... [professionals, paid to get it RIGHT, or else.... You are in THEIR hands. Cool... (y) ] I am also happy with unattended airfields / Safetycom [Most likely no-one there. YOU can judge and are mostly in control of your own fate] Air/Ground, on the other hand, scares...
  19. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    Greg... I trained AT an international airport with a Gyropedia instructor. I did my first solo AT an international airport... [maybe one of just two pilots in the UK to have done that, and if so, I was the first] I also had my first go around, ON my first solo, AT an international airport...
  20. TyroGyro

    I agree the gyroplane accident rate is too high;

    I think it may be mostly semantics, WaspAir, but not being an instructor it's hard for me to comment. But I never got the feeling that the training in the UK was structured to the point of inflexibility, and as I have indicated, we didn't directly use the UK "syllabus" in any event. Ironic, as...
Top