Around Oz by gyro

Rick E

Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2013
Messages
290
Location
Sydney, Australia
Aircraft
Cavalon and an MTO Sport
Total Flight Time
1980+
Three of us and our wives recently flew around Australia following the coastline as much as possible. There was two Cavalons and an M24 on the trip without ground support. We replaced a regulator and a pneumatic seal on one of the Cavalons but apart from that had no other trouble, not even a flat tyre.
we flew over 14000 kilometers, 140 hours and consumed over 2500 liters of fuel. One of the highlights was being the first gyrocopters to ever land on Horn Island off the northernmost tip of the country.
 

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Steve_UK

Active Member
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Oct 15, 2010
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UK
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I'm not a pilot but have been lucky enough to fly in Mi-24 Hind, Mi-2, Mi-17, Lynx HAS3, Gliders, GA
Rick well done - sounds a brilliant trip, good to hear about this long long adventure
 

GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Aug 8, 2011
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3,013
Location
Whitewater KS
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Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
Total Flight Time
845
Been enviously following ...on the Facebook site ...fabulous pictures of the adventure "Australia by Gyrocopter" ... since mid-April! Kudos Rick,Wayne & John & spouses ....TOTALLY EPIC adventure!
 

eddie

RAF, turbo subaru 230hp
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Jan 19, 2011
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Polvadera,nm 87828
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230 HP turbocharged RAF
Total Flight Time
8,000 plus
The day of the modern Gyro arrived sometime ago,this certainly confirms it if there was any doubt,unbeiliveable journey,a simply amazing trip.
 
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