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gyroplanes

FAA DAR Gyropilot
Joined
Mar 18, 2004
Messages
6,041
Location
Lansing, Illinois (Chicago South Suburb)
Aircraft
(2) Air Commands, (1) Barnett, (1) Parsons modified 2 place, (1) Beechcraft Sundowner
Total Flight Time
2650
They were called that by Don Farrington until his death. I got tired of seeing the same thread for 5 years. :)
 

CLS447

Platinum Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
6,320
Location
Reading, PA
Aircraft
Air Command 503 & Air Command SxS /EJ2.5
Total Flight Time
Aprox 400 gyro
Thanks Tom.....freshen up the view a bit ! I am anxious to order up my new lightweight PR flexshaft from you.....

How about some good pics of the 18A here ? Anyone ?

I think Don was killed the year I went to SnF.......2000 ? Anyone remember the details ?
 

WaspAir

Supreme Allied Gyro CFI
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
4,399
Location
Colorado front range
Aircraft
Bell 47G-3B-1 / A&S 18A / Phoebus C, etc.
Total Flight Time
stopped caring at 1000
I know Don liked that term, but I have to admit that we have never used it to refer to ours.
 

gyrodude

Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
108
Location
North Carolina
Aircraft
PA-22, J-3 Cub, C-150, 2 hangliders, 8 ultralights, Bensen, Air Command, Dominator
Total Flight Time
No idea
I thought that at the time he took a flight after his evening meal and the crash caused the contents of his stomach and the acid was aspirated into his lungs complicating things that resulted in his death. Maybe the heart attack caused the crash initially and guys were talking about how much it was going to cost Don to repair the damage like it was not that bad of a crash.
 
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