Chapter 15 az rotorcraft club fly-in


AutoGyro Arizona
We would like to invite anyone who can make it - to join us for the Chapter 15 first annual SW Regional Rotorcraft Fly-in at San Manuel, AZ (E77) for the weekend of April 17-18, 2010. Please bring your completed gyro to fly, or your project gyro to display. There are plenty of camping spots at the airport, even for big rigs, but there are no "hook-ups" as such. There is water on the field and a restroom. Chapter 15 will host a hot dog/apple pie cookout on Friday night at the picnic area. There is a very large wood/charcoal grill (and firewood available) with enough space to accomodate anyone who has additional cooking. Sunday morning breakfast will be available for purchase provided by Casa Rivera Mexican Restaurant. Plenty of tie downs are available, but roofed hangar space is not available. (April is not a rainy month in AZ, the field is fenced and gated, so your gyro will be safe and secure, if you choose to park it at the field overnight.)
Please join us - everyone is welcome, gyro or not. We like to talk gyro's/rotorcraft and are anxious to meet you! Awards will be given in serveral catagories by popular vote.

Contact: [email protected], 520-840-0186

Thank you,



AutoGyro Arizona
SW Regional Rotorcraft Fly-in

SW Regional Rotorcraft Fly-in


A reminder of the Arizona Chapter 15 Fly-in next weekend - April 17 - 18.
The weather here has finally turned nice and we are looking forward to meeting new gyro friends and renewing acquaintances with old friends. Hope to see you there!

If you are planning to come, here is some information that may be of assistance:


San Manuel – Ray Blair Memorial Airport – E77.
Runway 11 and 29 – length 4200 ft
Elevation – 3275 ft
CTAF – 122.9 (Radio recommended)
Secure tie downs on ramp.
No hangar space available.
See for layout

*Courtesy car available at the airport – for travel within San Manuel.


Camping at the airport – lot’s of space available, but no hookups. Water and RR available at the east end of the field. Porta-potty at the west end.

Motel’s withing 2 miles:

San Manuel Lodge
666 W 8th
San Manuel, AZ

Motel’s within 12 miles:

Foster’s Lodge
712 Hwy 77
Mammoth, AZ

Chalet Village Motel
1245 W American Ave
Oracle, AZ

B & B within 12 miles:

Triangle L Ranch
2805 N Triangle Ranch Road

Sonora Bed and Breakfast
1215 W Oracle Ranch Rd
Oracle, AZ

Motel’s within 30 miles:

Best Western Catalina Inn
15691 N Oracle Rd
Catalina, AZ

Motel’s within 40 milles:

Hilton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club
10,000 N Oracle Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 520-544-5000


Friday evening:

Hot dog and apple pie cook-out – compliments of Arizona Chapter 15.


Breakfast and lunch can be purchased at the field –from family owned Casa Rivera Mexican Restaurant of Oracle.


Breakfast can be purchased on the field – from San Manuel Golf and Country Club – Breakfast burritos.

Local Area Restaurants:

La Casita Restaurant
570 S Ave A
San Manuel, AZ
Breakfast and lunch only.

Mel’s Drive In
S McNab Parkway
San Manuel, AZ

Minit Market/Subway
400 S Ave A
San Manuel, AZ

San Manuel Country Club (across from airport)
26950 N Reddington Rd (Vet’s Memorial)
San Manuel, AZ

Oracle Inn Steakhouse and Lounge
305 E American Ave
Open all day Saturday and Sunday.

Casa Rivera Mexican Restaurant
1975 W American Ave.
Oracle, AZ
Open all day Saturday and Sunday.

Nona Maria’s Pizza
2161 N Rockcliff Blvd
Oracle, AZ

Las Michoacaas Mexican Restaurant
337 AZ 77
Mammoth, AZ


San Manuel Cooper Town Days
Festival – Food vendors, events, etc.
San Manuel

Tour of art studio’s

Thank you,

Mark Rhoads


Gold Supporter
Chapter 15's fly-in comin up !

Chapter 15's fly-in comin up !

Mark, I will be there. There are at least four members of Chapter 1 planning to attend.

Britta tells me you expect at least a dozen gyros to attend. Jeff Jones of Chapter 1 is bringing his gyro to display as he hasn't flown it yet.
I hope you have a great turn-out and I am looking forward to being there.

See you next weekend.



We're working on getting a group together to come down from Utah. I'll let you know more after this weekend, what kind of commitments I get.


AutoGyro Arizona
Chapter 15 Fly-in

Chapter 15 Fly-in

Thank you Marion and Doug. We are really looking forward to seeing you next week!



Gold Supporter
Arizona Chapter 15 fly-in, it was great !

Arizona Chapter 15 fly-in, it was great !

Four of us from Chapter 1 went to the fly-in hosted by Chapter 15 of Az.
The weather was perfect and the company was good. There were 10 gyros , one of which was the beautiful shiny gyro that used to belong to Mike Schallmann. The new owner hasn't flown it yet.

Britta took me for a hop in her two place Air Command was a first for me to have another female gyro pilot fly me about. I'd ride with her again!

The fly-in was the first for Chapter 15 and Britta and crew did a fine job.



Active Member
Pardon me, but if there are no pictures, it never really happened. ;)

Mark, Britta, congrats! If it hadn't been the week of Sun n' Fun, I'd have been there. And, seriously, post some pictures!


Gold Supporter
Paul, between them Britta and Teddy

Paul, between them Britta and Teddy

took a ton of pictures. Check with them. Teddy even had to make a run to town to purchase a new memory card because his was filled.

Mike Jackson

Senior Member
Chapter 15 Fly-In pictures

Chapter 15 Fly-In pictures

I'll see if I can post some pics after viewing "posting pictures 101".

1st pic is of Marion flying 2 holer Air Command.

2nd is a colorful line-up of fling wing steeds on taxiway of San Manuel airport.

3rd is a picture of Britta and Mark's beautiful home in the local area. They graciously filled all beds, couches, trundle beds, patio, and driveways with the usual gyronaut suspects. Filled our bellies, too!

4th is a nite-ops pic. Shady characters exchanging felicitations and salutations the first night in San Man in Warren's Gyro Cave.





J.R. Brown
Is there any activity for chapter 15 in AZ? I know the desert is a lonely place but there has to be something going on! I'm planning a move to Phoenix and would be nice if there were just a few crazy minded people that thought like me.