- Dec 5, 2012
- Erlanger, Kentucky
- C-172,C-152-C150, Twinstar gyro
- Total Flight Time
I remember when they first came out with the rating in the late 1980s and they had to drag people into it. I am amazed that there areAccording to the 2017 FAA stats, there were just 2 recreational gyroplane pilots in the US, and about 150 recreational airplane pilots.
that many recreational gyroplane Pilots in the U.S.. It was a effort to water down the private pilot license to get more people into aviation.
They need to broaden the private certificate not water it down. Years ago you could get a private pilots license with out meeting any of the night
requirements. On your license you would have no flight at night. Now it is mandatory to meet the night requirements.