Anahuac 2015 Fly-In

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The weather is proving to be some of the best of the year! The forecast shows low of 61 and a high of 86. The humidity is down this week also, making it even more comfortable.
Don't forget to bring your sunblock (too late for you Kent) LOL!
 

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Anahuac bound with the Ark

Anahuac bound with the Ark

On the road :usa2:
 

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Seeya soon!

Seeya soon!

This afternoon we early birds did our post-trailering check out flights then took our passengers out soutwards for a nice cross country flight to Smith point & down the shoreline! Bobby Martin flew in just before we left ...so we had a flight of three ...Jim got some good stick time! ( rear seat) & when we returned ...Eric & Dave from Austin had rolled in with a Sportcopter in tow!
Good social hour post flight around the hangars ... early night ... more good times tomorrow! :first:

Looking for Greg S & Craig McP to show up tomorrow! Club set-up day ... the event -of-the year (S-C region )...IS ON ... perfect weather ... nice thick stable air for rotors!! :whoo:
 

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Day 1, just getting started.
 

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Kevin_Richey

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What type of gyro?

What type of gyro?

Mike: In your second photo, the far left, back row, near the large white tank: What kind/make is that single place machine? It appears to have a large instrument pod up high in the pilot's line of sight...

Thanks for taking your time to post those pics!
 

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It is a custom design by John Clark. He designed a two place trainer and this one was supposed to be very similar (minus the back seat) so students could transition to a single place. It was dubbed TFG, Transitional Flight Gyro. It belongs to Mark Spies.
 

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Additional photos?

Additional photos?

Mike: I know you're a busy guy w/ your interest/ownership in the Texas Apollo gyroplane group, and also being the local PRA Chapter president, in addition to your SouthWest Rotorcraft email newsletter, but, do you think you might have time to post some more pics of John's creation? From the distance, it looks somewhat like a Dominator w/ it's long legs...

Was the intention to produce these as kits, like the Chicago PRA chapter was going to do w/ their "Monster Garage Gyro (Don't know why they fell short on their idea, though)

Thanks,

Kevin

It is a custom design by John Clark. He designed a two place trainer and this one was supposed to be very similar (minus the back seat) so students could transition to a single place. It was dubbed TFG, Transitional Flight Gyro. It belongs to Mark Spies.
 
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I'll get you some pictures of it after the smoke clears.
 

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What a fantastic fly-in, 34 gyros total. Almost all models present. I don't think there was anyone that wanted a ride and didn't get one, thanks to all the pilots and CFI's available.

Awards:
Farthest Flown In - Bob Heimberger and a friend of his flew two Magni's in from St. Louis
Pilot and Machine - Greg Spicola and the Apollo
Peoples Choice - Craig McPherson, Cavalon
Innovation and Ingenuity - Jim Toevs, TAG
Presidents Award - Chauncey Surry

Hopefully we will get some of our photographers to post some pictures.
 
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Im not good at keeping up with the picture taking, but I did get a few.

1. People's Choice Award: Craig McPherson's Cavalon
2. A couple of the flying Legacy Models
3. The Apollo
4. One of the many MTO's
 

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A few more.

1. Our favorite cook, Keith Johnston, made sure nobody went hungry
2. A couple more MTO's
3. Anothony Spagnoletti's Air Command
4. Magni
 

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1. Caladuis
2. A shot from above
3. and 4. Getting ready for a flight
5. Yet another MTO
 

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The biggest of the "minors" .....

The biggest of the "minors" .....

Anahuac has graduated into the "must go-to fly in" after the 2 majors of Bensen Days / Mentone ..... ROTR's has got quite a following in recent years and had a smaller attendance this year .... but still greatly enjoyable! Wrens & Barry days seem to have stimulated a strong attendance in the last couple of years - for their region! Of course there is the venerable Brock Freedom fly-in in the far south-west .... although with the gritty -windy conditions on the desert lake bed ... those with nice new-gen gyros will think long & hard about exposing their pretty machines to all that windy dirt! :sorry: :noidea:
At the rate that new club @ Mankato is growing & active in their community ... I imagine they will throw a party for the northerners ...pretty soon! :yo:

Anahuac absolutely ROCKED this year!! .... great cooked lunches thanks to hard working Keith.... Lovely awards this year ...all their flying & building projects out on display ... a good number of visiting gyros both flown-in & trailered!
Thank-you to all the Lonestar Rotorcraft members ... some who although local, ... still do a lot of traveling running & supporting the event.
We had big expectations for this year & were not disappointed ... next year we look to improve facilities .... a hangar bathroom & 30amp power hook-ups for the visiting RV's /campers! :whoo:

Even though we arrived well early - on Tuesday .. the week just flew & it was Saturday eve wrap-up dinner & awards presentation ... all too soon!

Wednesday was so very relaxing ... enjoying the social life with the other early arrivals & leisurely setting up camp & prepping gyro! Thursday was club-set-up day & the flying was starting to get serious! Friday and Saturday were flat out busy with visitors & demo's. There was talk of doing some fun group crosscountries ..... which I loved participating in last year ... but we did not want to gut the event on the two peak days ...buy taking away a large group of flying gyros for a couple of hours!
We really need a dedicated early-bird day ...JUST for the XC jaunts - lunch fly-outs!

Right now we are @ Taylor airport ... unloaded again ...and Jim is getting some great instruction time with Dayton! He had a couple of lessons @ Anahuac - with Greg Spicola & Dayton ... but the crosswinds & gusts on the last days did not make for an enjoyable learning environment!
I bet he is having a blast today ... it's a perfect morning here ... solid air & perfect wind! ( I got to do two patterns earlier - to checkout the machine after the road trip over) :D
 

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Congrats on the awesome event!

Congrats on the awesome event!

What a fantastic fly-in, 34 gyros total. Almost all models present. I don't think there was anyone that wanted a ride and didn't get one, thanks to all the pilots and CFI's available.

Awards:
Farthest Flown In - Bob Heimberger and a friend of his flew two Magni's in from St. Louis
Pilot and Machine - Greg Spicola and the Apollo
Peoples Choice - Craig McPherson, Cavalon
Innovation and Ingenuity - Jim Toevs, TAG
Presidents Award - Chauncey Surry

Congratulations folks for on sponsoring such a great and well-attended event! Quite impressed!

Seems to be yet another example the marked uptick in Euro-gyro ownership and event attendance in the US. ...all growth is good growth! Woo Hoo!

Curious... how many of your gyros flew-in this year?

Now that you've had such a great event, I hereby extend a friendly South-East to South-West challenge you guys to post 1 picture of every gyro at the event... with pilots if you have 'em. :) Who's can do it?:boink:

Mark
 
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