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    Price of Gyro's

    I should have known there would be a catch !
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    RAF down 2 dead

    attention. I have been warned that one of the links on page 1 of this thread contains the crypto virus. I have no personal confirmation. User beware.
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    Price of Gyro's

    It's good to see that Gyros are so reasonably priced that anyone can afford one. :)
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    The most important PRA thread yet

    Me too, I was 20 years old when Marie Brock signed me up in December of 1973. Many things have changed for the better.
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    Air Gyro found their Sothern California Representative.

    I agree J.R. I had several cross-country hours logged at flight level 190 and above when I took my first helicopter instruction back in the 80s.I found my small amount of time in ultra lights to be more helpful in navigation than the fixed wing cross-country time. Same is true for gyrocopters...
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    Air Gyro found their Sothern California Representative.

    Congratulation Vance. Best of luck on your next step. Mark Shook President/ Colorado Rotorcraft Association (PRA38.org)
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    "rethinking" the PRA

    Brent. You are welcome. You are on the right track and have the right ideas, don't let the naysayers drag you down. Some people are easily offended, I think some people look for offence where none is intended. If you show some guys a silver lining, they look for the dark cloud. M
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    "rethinking" the PRA

    Rodney here is the definition of hyperbole. hy·per·bo·le hīˈpərbəlē/ noun exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. synonyms: exaggeration, overstatement,.. I don't think he meant to insult 1200 members, I think he stated a well established cliche about 10% of the...
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    "rethinking" the PRA

    Dean. That is how I felt when I joined the PRA in Dec 1973. I was 20 years old. It's also interesting to note that it was almost 14 years before I got my rotorcraft rating and bought my first Air Command. Unfortunately due to the altitude I live at, that experience turned out to be...
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    "rethinking" the PRA

    Paul, You are correct. We need to focus on the original intent of this thread. Which is a good idea by the way. (Re thinking the PRA, not rehashing pet peeves.) If each member interested in improving our organization (and therefore our sport/hobby) would just commit to and follow up on one...
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    "rethinking" the PRA

    Scott, you are talking past one another. you're assuming that 100 % refers to every waking hour or all the time a person has. Tim is talking about available time or free time.
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    "rethinking" the PRA

    ..."Aero News In the main exhibit area, Autogyro of Germany, and Chesapeake Light Sport, the US distributor based in Maryland, are here with open and enclosed tandem models, and the new, enclosed, side-by-side Calidus. These gyros have been outselling fixed-wing LSA-class machines in Europe...
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    "rethinking" the PRA

    Whoa Scott.. No where in the world was Sport Rotorcraft in the same league as Sport Airplanes during the time periods you named (or any time period.) Regulation in the US has a great deal to do with the condition of our sport/hobby. I would challenge the benevolent dictator idea as a key to...
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    Air Gyro found their Sothern California Representative.

    Vance I also enjoy sharing what little I know with the unsuspecting public at ROTR's , local air shows and our Airport open house. It is a long day and you are tired, but a good tired. I still recall your posts from Cable's airshow. Thank you for sharing your many public event experiences...
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    Gyroplane accident

    I agree, that's one example of a bold pilot. But look again at our young Turk (in his go-pro footage below) boldly going forward with a very firm grip on the stick and willing the craft into the air. I think that was a pretty bold move. ..... Not wise, but bold...
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    Cheating Death

    No . At least I don't think so. We must have had similar fixed wing instructors. I once had an instructor shut the fuel off in a 65hp Cub at 500 agl over a hay field. Fun Fun Fun. I got it running again in time to clear the barbed wire fence by at least 10 feet. I learned that a fence...
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    Gyroplane accident

    There was a sign that hung over my first flight instructors desk. It read: There are old pilots. There are bold pilots. But there are no old bold pilots.
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    Gyroplane accident

    Ben. I think you're just generally misunderstood. :) A guy who pokes around in the ground looking for things that go boom, calling our safe little copters dangerous, why that's... well you get the idea. But I do see where you are coming from. And I can partially agree, I just don't think it...
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    Mentone 2015

    I won that award at both Mentone 2013 and ROTR 2014. I think CFI's that object to Ron and I giving free intro rides have it all wrong. We feed the desire for more and for a motivated individual to take the next step and get instruction. At ROTR I required that the person I gave the ride to...
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