BENSEN DAYS 2023

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Please, mark your calendar and make sure you are ready for Bensen days 2023.
If you are a vendor please contact the site or Calie,
Check out the website for the event.
If you are planning to make the event please share what gyro you will be bringing.
here is a link to the new website for Bensen Days.

Come and be a part of the Bensen Days event.

This is an excellent place to see the different styles of gyroplanes and meet other gyro pilots.
 
I will have my KB-3 on a trailer. I am getting it airworthy and want to get others' opinions on its condition. I will eventually have a A&P go through it before first flight. I'm staying in a hotel nearby and do not want it in the hotel parking lot overnight. Is there a place at the airport where is be secured at night?
 
I will have my KB-3 on a trailer. I am getting it airworthy and want to get others' opinions on its condition. I will eventually have a A&P go through it before first flight. I'm staying in a hotel nearby and do not want it in the hotel parking lot overnight. Is there a place at the airport where is be secured at night?
Usually there are several hangars available to park your gyro in.
 
Thats great but I don't plan on taking it off the trailer if at all possible.
Not sure then. When you arrive ask someone to point you to Slow Joe. He is the resident gyro guy there. He will have some idea. What day are you arriving here?
 
Yeah by Wednesday things are picking up. It’s still not hectic. Friday is usually very busy.
 
hey people I am hearing about some very cool rotary machines that are planning to visit Bensen Days.

Plus no joke I am getting asked by models about the event. I tell them it is not like a car show its more like a really cool bingo party. lol
everyone be making plans to go to Bensen Days ok

i think the power spots are taken at the event,,,,,,,,,,,but thr camp spots are more than avail
 
Is this event listed anywhere besides the Bdays.com?
I don't let google scripts run on any of my devices and their site only displays as blue sky and clouds.....
 
5 pages of corrupted searches turned this up:
So, I found it....!

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Spoke too soon, no details there.......................
 
Is this event listed anywhere besides the Bdays.com?
I don't let google scripts run on any of my devices and their site only displays as blue sky and clouds.....
It's fully covered on the Bensen Days website. Also found on PRA website under upcoming events. Plus flyers on most of the Facebook rotary wing related forums and also here.
 
So, as I said in the first post, the Bensen days site will not display.
I consider facebook to be as, or more invasive than gargle, and the PRA site only
has a calender showing dates, no details and is also powered by gargle.....
 
Please what would you like to know? I am the airboss/safety officer for Bensen Days perhaps I can answer your questions. No one else is having trouble with the website. By the way here is the website I loaded it
 
looks good here
 

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Please what would you like to know? I am the airboss/safety officer for Bensen Days perhaps I can answer your questions. No one else is having trouble with the website. By the way here is the website I loaded it
Like I said, I don't let google scripts run on my computers, so it is on my end. The entire site is google based and won't work without the scripting.
I am possibly going to do a massive road trip and attend the event. I was thinking about doing Sun n Fun too, but after looking into it, I think it is too commercial for my tastes....
So I was looking for an event calendar and routing info rather than just striking out blindly and showing up.....
 
https://www.bensendays.com/event-schedule/

Wednesday Arrival and setup day. The bulk of those camping at the airport will be arriving. The food vendor will be up and running and it is generally a good day to fly, as the overall airport traffic will be light.



Thursday Most of the vendors and campers will have settled in. Excellent day to fly, or just watch as pilots get used to the airport and area. This is probably the best day to get a ride or “introductory lesson” because the crowd is fairly light. Thursday Evening, many of the regular attendees will carpool to Solomon’s Castle for dinner. It is a loose tradition among participants. Information about Solomon’s Castle is on the Area Features page.



Friday This is one of the main days of the event. Though some may still be arriving late in the day for Saturday, most of the gyroplanes will already be on site and available for up-close viewing and pictures when they are not flying. Weather permitting, the airport will be buzzing all day with gyroplanes, helicopters and even powered-parachutes or other non-rotorcraft. There will be plenty of activity in the hangars, in the camping area and on the field. Frequently, workshops on various aspects of rotorcraft-lore occur Friday.



Saturday This is the busy day. The general public, along with the last of the pilot/aircraft stragglers bring the event up to capacity. There is a great deal of flying in the morning, but around mid-day, the bulk of the gyroplanes, helicopters and other aircraft of interest are put on display in the main aircraft tie-down area for the benefit of the public. From mid-day to early afternoon a variety of contests and other displays are scheduled that typically include:





Short Landing Contest A skill test for precision landing.

Egg Drop Contest Attempts to drop an egg from altitude on a human target (usually the SWARC President).

Manufacturers’ Showcase A fly-by of a variety of makes and models of aircraft.

Various Special Exhibitions Specialty flying exhibitions or aircraft demonstrations.

Closing Banquet & Awards Presentation Around dusk on Saturday evening, participants with reservations gather at the event tent for the closing banquet and presentation of awards, prizes and honorable mentions.

Sunday Those who have not done so already pack up and head out Sunday. Some fly a bit in the morning. A few hang around, especially if they have made arrangements for instruction or just plan to seek other adventures in the area.
 
I was thinking about doing Sun n Fun too, but after looking into it, I think it is too commercial for my tastes....
Hi Mark,

Sun n Fun, and AirVenture are very commercial, but both also draw many hundreds of homebuilt aircraft and their builders. Although I walk through all the display venues, most of my time is spent meeting folks and ogling their stuff.

I remember one Sun n Fun in particular. I was blessed to be with Vance. In that one trip I was able to see hundreds of aircraft and listen to Vance lecture a Baptist minister that he felt the NIV bible translation of the Lord's Prayer didn't contain as much love as the King James version. I'll always remember the polite, but suffering look on the minister's face. That evening, at the motel Vance selected I was able to hear gunfire, observe commercial pharmaceutical transactions in adjoining rooms, and be entertained by a, still unexplained, roaring/gargling/moaning noise all night. It reminded me of an idling Harley with an occasional miss.

It is well worth attending. Next time however, I'll sleep in my car.

Jim
 
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From what he's posted elsewhere about his trips, it seems that Vance tends to avoid the Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton places to look for a higher class of clientele.
 
From what he's posted elsewhere about his trips, it seems that Vance tends to avoid the Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton places to look for a higher class of clientele.
Yes. Vance's stated goal is to obtain lodging for $50.00 a night or less. That was my goal in 1970 or so.

Jim
 
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