BENSEN DAYS 2023

Another amazing and enjoyable gyromanic get-together. Big vote of thanks to all there who arrange, host, and make it possible. It was well attended, plenty of machines, and everyone seemed to be enjoying it to the max. Always so good to see familiar faces and meet new ones.

No pop-up storms, no sudden heavy downpours...been there. Winds were fairly steady and not too strong, no incidents accidents or complaints from the locals about noise or cattle being chased. The weather was pretty co-operative, slightly cool earlier in the week heating up towards the end. Sunday was hot and Monday morning while packing up was promising to be a scorcher.

Plenty of flying to watch, with more of Barry's demos of what shouldn't be possible...but he can's. His backwards downwards tight spiral still has me shaking my head wondering if I really did just see that. Always fun when someone at the Gyrotechnic stand asks Denis how his blades do when Barry's up, and he nonchalantly just nods his head towards the gyronautical arial sequence taking place, and says.
'Well our test pilot up there seems to like them."

Sadly over for another year, but another set of great memories to pack away with past B Days. Roll on the next gathering.
 
I am finishing a guided trip Ending in LA. I wanted to stay an extra day to do some sightseeing. When I checked how much to stay an extra day and was told $409. I decided that was way too much. My wife said she would rather put that money toward our trip to Colorado.

I guess LA is pretty pricey. :confused:
Hello Chuck,

Pricing for hotels for tourists is extremely high. The fact is, California does not want fellow American tourists. They rather gouge foreign tourists who will gladly pay for the extremely high prices. I find that so very disgusting and embarrassing as a local. The Government contract rate for a hotel room in SoCal is $181.00 a night and that's considered cheap. as compared to the full retail price which is often double that figure. The one day adult rate for Disneyland is from $104.00 - 164.00 (remember Dynamic Pricing I mentioned earlier). I'm sure there are deals online, with long term advance purchasing.

Wayne
 
Another amazing and enjoyable gyromanic get-together. Big vote of thanks to all there who arrange, host, and make it possible. It was well attended, plenty of machines, and everyone seemed to be enjoying it to the max. Always so good to see familiar faces and meet new ones.

No pop-up storms, no sudden heavy downpours...been there. Winds were fairly steady and not too strong, no incidents accidents or complaints from the locals about noise or cattle being chased. The weather was pretty co-operative, slightly cool earlier in the week heating up towards the end. Sunday was hot and Monday morning while packing up was promising to be a scorcher.

Plenty of flying to watch, with more of Barry's demos of what shouldn't be possible...but he can's. His backwards downwards tight spiral still has me shaking my head wondering if I really did just see that. Always fun when someone at the Gyrotechnic stand asks Denis how his blades do when Barry's up, and he nonchalantly just nods his head towards the gyronautical arial sequence taking place, and says.
'Well our test pilot up there seems to like them."

Sadly over for another year, but another set of great memories to pack away with past B Days. Roll on the next gathering.
One year I'll have to make the pilgrimage.

Wayne
 
Another amazing and enjoyable gyromanic get-together. Big vote of thanks to all there who arrange, host, and make it possible. It was well attended, plenty of machines, and everyone seemed to be enjoying it to the max. Always so good to see familiar faces and meet new ones.

No pop-up storms, no sudden heavy downpours...been there. Winds were fairly steady and not too strong, no incidents accidents or complaints from the locals about noise or cattle being chased. The weather was pretty co-operative, slightly cool earlier in the week heating up towards the end. Sunday was hot and Monday morning while packing up was promising to be a scorcher.

Plenty of flying to watch, with more of Barry's demos of what shouldn't be possible...but he can's. His backwards downwards tight spiral still has me shaking my head wondering if I really did just see that. Always fun when someone at the Gyrotechnic stand asks Denis how his blades do when Barry's up, and he nonchalantly just nods his head towards the gyronautical arial sequence taking place, and says.
'Well our test pilot up there seems to like them."

Sadly over for another year, but another set of great memories to pack away with past B Days. Roll on the next gathering.
Sorry Leigh I didn’t get to say hi. I meant to. I saw you fly your machine with Denis. It looks good. I was only there for Friday.
 
The winner of the second draw prize -gizmo raffle ticket bucket was for one of Norman Surplus "FIRST GYRO" books (I donated) was Michael M ...WHO WON the PRA Dominator Raffle last fall! ...Super nice guy & I had a lovely chat to him!
 
I found my way to Bensen Days this weekend, all I can say is WOW, you do a lot of work to put on a first class fly in.
It was fun to hang out with another second generation gyro pilot my friend. Thanks for the time you spent hanging out with me sir. Glad you could make it. Sorry I was unable to come back on Saturday. Hope it’s not your last one.
 
So we should actually use 122.75 for air to air communication, but, it too has limits.
That's for fixed wing. Helicopter air to air is 123.025. Gyros are not explicitly mentioned for either.
 
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