- Sep 30, 2016
- Liverpool, UK
- MTO Sport
- Total Flight Time
I can’t speak for other countries but here in Australia the gyro hours flown are not a true representation of the current situation due to the reluctance of some certified pilots to record their hours.
Then there is the ‘mustering pilots‘ who on average would do up to 1000 hours a year but unfortunately don’t officially record their hours due to the legality surrounding commercial gyro operations.
The significance of accidents per hours flown appears to be misunderstood by some people, but is extremely important to insurers when calculating the exorbitant premiums we are now faced with.
I have focused exclusively on the Big-3 "Eurotub" manufacturers, principally because:-
1) the data on accidents, machines & hours is accessible, albeit with some difficulty, as opposed to unknowable
2) The factory-built Eurotubs are at the vanguard of the current gyro renaissance. Most newbies will be flying one of these machines, and into the future.
3) I have a maths & stats background, so was up for the task.
4) I fly one !