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    AVE Mizar Aircar, The Flying Pinto

    It was much easier to start a new thread on the AVE Mizar Aircar / Flying Pinto than high jacking my own previous thread on Pressure Jet Helicopters. I had seen up close the and sat inside the Mizar Aircar at Van Nuys Airport and at near by Galpin Ford Dealership. I personally am not big fan of...
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    Voljet Air Pressure Jet Helicopter

    Voljet Air Pressure Jet Helicopter Wayne
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    06 Sept 2020 121 degrees F Woodland Hills, CA

    Yesterday, 06 Sept 2020 the official recorded high temperature at the certified National Weather Service Station located on the campus of Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California was 121 degrees F. (49.4 C). The highest temp ever recorded. Wayne
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    Experimental Helicopter Build

    Yes, I know this is not a flying video. However, here are a series of build videos of one individual building an Experimental Helicopter. I definitely admire the builder's craftsmanship, and I thank this individual for creating a great series of build videos. As more videos are created, I shall...
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    McCulloch J-2 Gyro Plane by Jim Griffin

    McCulloch J-2 Gyro Plane by Jim Griffin Hey everyone, Here's an interesting YouTube video I found on flying a McCulloch J2 gyroplane. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, I often saw McCulloch J2 operating in and out of Van Nuys Airport since around the 1971 - 73ish time frame, the J2 were...
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    Marchetti Avenger

    Anyone know what ever happened to Randall "Randy" Workman? I see his old Marchetti Avenger N660RW is now registered to Johnny L. Hay of Bethel, OH. Wayne
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    What's the Status?

    What's the status of the Phenix Autogyro? The website no longer exists. I was really hoping this tractor autogyro go into production. Even better, become a kit aircraft for the USA experimental amateur built market. It definitely would sell here in the USA as a kit.! Wayne
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    An "Interesting" Attempt

    Sent to me by a good friend. I find this attempt to build a tractor gyroplane out of an existing fixed wing airframe "interesting." It is for sale on Craigslist in Montery, CA. The description is as follows. Wayne "Hello, Autogyro, made from a shortened Cessna 150. Build partially from “little...
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    Happy Birthday Marion Springer!

    Happy Birthday Marion! The Queen of Gyroplane Aviation! and a wonderful dear friend! Wayne
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    Puerto Rico

    Has anyone heard from any of our PRA members in Puerto Rico? Wayne
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    Aerial Photos of Moe Rascon & Teddy Udala "Ranches."

    I was looking at a long time good friend of mine's video whereas he is gliding his CH 750 "dead stick" onto El Mirage Dry Lake Bed. In the video is a good shot of Teddy Udala's and Moe Rascon's "Ranches." The location in the windshield is between the right door post and the right side windshield...
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    Happy Birthday Marion Springer !!!!

    I know I'm a day early, however I want to be first to wish you Marion a very Happy Birthday! See you Saturday !!! Wayne
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    PRA CHatper 1 March Meeting

    Since I work a rotating work schedule, I'm not always available to attend the monthly PRA Chapter 1 meetings. The dates and times aligned up for me this month, and I was able to attend the meeting. The Mojave Desert has a wonderful beauty of it's own, and spring time is no exception. After a 6...
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    Bob Hoover Memorial Service

    Yesterday, I attended the memorial service for Bob Hoover at Clay Lacy Aviation at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY). It was very crowded with a large turnout (mostly QBs there at Lacy's). Sean Tucker, Chuck Yeager and Harrison Ford were in attendance, and many fun and heart warming stories were told by...
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    All right you Jarheads,

    AW - tennnnnn - sHUNT! AT - eeeease! All right you Jarheads, listen UP! I'm only gonna say this once today! Happy 241st Birthday! Thank you for being United States Marines! May God Bless you and your families. AW - tennnnn - sHUNT! Dismissed! Wayne
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    FAA Wings Program

    Just curious, How many on this forum are active within the FAA Wings Program? Wayne
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    Drone Operators Could Outnumber Private Aviation Pilots In Just One Year

    Drone Operators Could Outnumber Private Aviation Pilots In Just One Year August 29, 2016 11:52 am EDT By Ashlee Kieler A sky of opportunity drones industry test pilots license a growing business aviation testing a popular option Two months after the Federal Aviation Administration released...
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    FAA Commercial Remote Pilot Certificate Add-on

    OK, for those who are already FAA Part 61 Certificate Holders (Sport Pilot of any category and class or higher), the following is what is required to add on an FAA Commercial Remote Pilot Certificate. Instructions for Part 61 Certificate Holders Eligibility: * Must hold a pilot certificate...
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    Small UAS rules take effect

    Sent to me today by the AOPA Link at the bottom of the page Wayne ----------------------------------------------------------------- Small UAS rules take effect August 29, 2016 By Elizabeth A Tennyson New rules for operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing less than 55 pounds take...
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    Nicholas Florine Tandem Helicopter

    In the Chinook Legacy thread, Chuck Beaty linked a video of Nicolas Florine Tandem Helicopter. Thank you Chuck. This prompt me to do a quick Google search to see what I can find on Nicolas Florine. I found the following Belgian website that is very...