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    Australian accident just reported...

    Gyrocopter crash on NSW south coast Updated: 12:45, Sunday March 16, 2014 A gyrocopter has crashed in a paddock on the NSW south coast. Police are yet to confirm if anyone has died in the crash on Greenwell Point Road at Brundee near Nowra. Police, paramedics and NSW Fire and Rescue are on...
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    Queensland Crash...

    No details. From ABC news. Pilot critically injured in gyrocopter crash Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:36am AEST Map data ©2013 GBRMPA, Google - Terms of Use Map MAP: Dakenba 4715 A 30-year-old man is clinging to life in a central Queensland hospital after a gyrocopter crash near Biloela late...
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    Another crash...

    Reported elsewhere.
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    Arizona Crash...

    No details, just posted on Associated Press: YUMA — Authorities say a man has died after crashing a helicopter-like aircraft in the desert near Wellton. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year-old Douglas Goodman of Yuma died Sunday after crashing a gyrocopter, an aircraft that looks...
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    New Zealand crash...

    must be the weather in the Southern Hemisphere. Another crash, this time in Whangarei. Fortunately no injuries. www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10776316
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    If Pigs Could Fly....

    I just couldn't resist this. The theme of the Rose Bowl Parade float from the cities of La Canada and Flintridge, California is "If Pigs Could Fly..." The concept drawing is below. Hope to see real pictures soon.
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    Gyro Crash near Perth

    My Google alert picked up a report of a crash near Perth on 18 Dec. Video appears to be a green Dominator. The following is the report. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-18/man-in-hospital-after-wa-chopper-crash/3737328?section=wa
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    Making Parts....

    Slowly I've accumulated a bunch of tools, a vertical mill, a lathe, bead blaster, horizontal and vertical bandsaws, drum sander, belt sander, downdraft painting table, 4 Scotchbrite grinding/buffing wheels, TIG welder and a bunch of other stuff that have bankrupted the piggy bank. But I...
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    Flight Following for the Masses

    I just found the most amazing device that should be standard equipment for most pilots... it might have even saved Steve Fossett. I spent about 25 years of my life deeply engaged in mountain rescue work in the U.S. and Europe. My "specialty" was technical rock rescue, like Yosemite or Joshua...
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    Another one bites the dust...

    The gyro community has lost another dedicated pilot with the death of Ken Rehler. I didn't know Ken well, just an email or two, and a brief visit in Dallas a few years ago, but his death adds another to my list of friends and acquaintances that have died flying gyro's over the last 9 years or...
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    Takeoffs and Landings at 12,000 feet

    Yesterday the weather was threatening to be clear, at least in the early morning, so I decided that a visit to Leadville, CO was in order. Leadville (LXV) is reported to be the highest public use airport in the country. My home airport is at 5550 ft asl, Leadville is 9927 ft asl. Fortunately...
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    B. J. Schramm

    Information from a friend of the family reports that helicopter innovator and designer B. J. Schramm was killed in a helicopter crash this afternoon. The information is sketchy at present and has not been verified. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have any information.
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    The Teeter Bolt and NDT

    The recent posts regarding fractured teeter bolts brings up an issue that I have had to address. During a recent annual inspection I removed and inspected my favorite teeter bolt, after more than 500 faithful hours. It looked a bit worn, at least the coating, but otherwise looked okay. It was...
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