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  1. Steve_UK

    Tango 2 - N875FV - Georgia

    UPDATE - the NTSB Preliminary report is now published - more insight see below On November 4, 2019, about 1200 eastern standard time, an experimental amateur-built Tango2 gyroplane, N875FV, was substantially damaged when it impacted a field near Cedartown, Georgia. The sport pilot was fatally...
  2. Steve_UK

    Takeoff in strong crosswind.

    ""Didn’t see this accident in the blog:"" GyroAccidents...
  3. Steve_UK

    AR-1 N147AR - Florida - tail strike

    like when you push a child's roundabout, as it swing around video of hand work here
  4. Steve_UK

    Tango 2 - N875FV - Georgia

    Posted here to keep it separate from the condolence thread - base details now shown via the FAA ASIAS The FAA ASIAS states "AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES IN A FIELD, CEDARTOWN, GA. " Shown as N875FV - a very new machine registered in September 2019. Some local media reporting...
  5. Steve_UK

    S-64 firefighter

    some Firehawk info https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/sikorsky-firehawk.html
  6. Steve_UK

    S-64 firefighter

    Some operators use new build Fire Hawks a variant of the Black Hawk. PZL Mielce delivered a couple this year from Poland to the US ( factory now part of Sikorsky )
  7. Steve_UK

    MTOsport - N498AG - Texas - trees

    An update - NTSB has now published its Preliminary - more insight - electronic tablet fault starts decision to land in field - ""The pilot reported that while inflight, his electronic tablet he was utilizing for navigation failed. The pilot decided to land to a field and troubleshoot the...
  8. Steve_UK

    AR-1 N147AR - Florida - tail strike

    The latest FAA ASIAS reports the following from Brooksville, Florida on 21-10-19 for AR-1 N147AR AIRCRAFT CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF WHEN ROTAR STRUCK THE RUDDER, BROOKSVILLE, FL.
  9. Steve_UK

    No-Fatalities Gyro crash near Ft. Meade, Florida

    The NTSB Preliminary report for the helicopter that crashed whilst trying to rescue the downed gyro pilot has some interesting insight into this attempted rescue as follows ( the Preliminary for the AR-1 N463JW itself has yet to appear on NTSB ) "The pilot was dispatched to provide aerial...
  10. Steve_UK

    Can't Shake the Bug!

    Brian some insight into Gyro Life on their Facebook pages - busy training pilots https://www.facebook.com/gyrolife.4me/
  11. Steve_UK

    MTOsport - N498AG - Texas - trees

    The latest FAA ASIAS summary states "AIRCRAFT LOST POWER ON TAKEOFF AND STRUCK TREES, MONTGOMERY, TX." injuries minor damage substantial. Note the report quotes the registration as N4198AG which I believe is in error for N498AG. The pilot of this accident has posted on FB about the accident...
  12. Steve_UK

    Chinese military gyros.

    I think the idea is you land first dropping off the troops. Or maybe they parachute from the gyro. Pilot goes to collect more troops under the radar. And so on and so forth if as and when required.
  13. Steve_UK

    No-Fatalities Gyro crash near Ft. Meade, Florida

    Daily Mail publishes some muddy images of pilot Jeff from online videos he uploaded, also mentions a later MRI scan - hopefully on the mend https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7554385/Pilot-films-lying-mud-surviving-two-aircraft-crashes.html
  14. Steve_UK

    Tango 2 - N8445P - Dublin Texas - wind

    Latest FAA ASIAS report another - Oct 5th 2019 - Dublin airfield, Texas, USA - Tango 2 - N8445P - FAA ASIAS states "AIRCRAFT KNOCKED ONTO SIDE BY WIND GUST WHILE LANDING, DUBLIN, TX. - injuries listed as none, damage as substantial FAA register currently shows registration pending, cert...
  15. Steve_UK

    No-Fatalities Gyro crash near Ft. Meade, Florida

    FAA ASIAS report confirms gyro as AR-1 N463JW - no other insight at this time - "AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, MOSAIC, FL."
  16. Steve_UK

    No-Fatalities Gyro crash near Ft. Meade, Florida

    Try the link I provided for you just four posts up
  17. Steve_UK

    No-Fatalities Gyro crash near Ft. Meade, Florida

    *if* it was N463JW ( accident not yet showing on FAA ASIAS ) then a 914 https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=463JW Why - well that is to be discovered
  18. Steve_UK

    Chinese military gyros.

    All things must pass. The West is in a decline. China is on the up. Expect more change each day.
  19. Steve_UK

    Chinese military gyros.

    There are at least forty Autogyro gyros registered on the official "B" ( China ) register, mainly MTO, some Calidus. In addition I've seen photos of some Cavalon in Police markings in China. I suspect that AG have sold many others that have yet to appear on the official register plus no doubt...
  20. Steve_UK

    Aviomania Genesis G1sE Sport

    ""Unfortunately you are to far to make a casual visit to Greece ........................."" The Republic of Cyprus, a seperate entity to Greece. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus
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