Supreme Allied Gyro CFI
- Oct 21, 2006
- Colorado front range
- Bell 47G-3B-1 / A&S 18A / Phoebus C, etc.
- Total Flight Time
- stopped caring at 1000
Wow. Things must have change in the last 6 years or so since I was there. It was a pretty quiet place back when I used to fly around there. Being busy and adding a tower makes it a bit less attractive as a training option for me, though I'll probably still try to sneak in a flight or two when I make a trip back home. I got so sick of the airspace mess in the Pensacola area... So much nicer here in east TN.Jack Edwards is a crazy-busy untowered airport, though, wow. Crossing runways, and aircraft taking off and landing on three of the four when I was there. I hear they are building a control tower there now, finally.
PS It looks like the tower is scheduled to open next month, thanks partly to funding from the "Coronavirus Aid & Relief" act (!)
U-ROCK JonAll-In, you are NOT a Sport Pilot because you do not hold a sport pilot CERTIFICATE (that's a legally critical word). Be cautious when you read any section that specifically talks about "holding a sport pilot certificate". You hold a Private Pilot CERTIFICATE (and assuming a satisfactory proficiency check) you will have additional sp privileges. The sp limitations that will apply to you are set out in 61.303. That section says which sp limitations apply and which ones do not for your gyro operations. In particular, you are explicitly exempt from 61.315 (c)(7), so you can fly a gyro in Class B, C, or D airspace and at towered airports without any further training or endorsements. You are NOT exempted from 61.315(c)(6) so no night gyro flying for you until you get a Private gyro rating.
Only subsections 7 and 14 are excused for you, and the night limit is in 6 - - sorry!
Dang, Russell, you cracked me up.I haven't flown one in 14 years. ... This pretty much guarantees a hurricane that week