Flying in the Alps

Mike484

AR-1 🇺🇸
Joined
Sep 1, 2008
Messages
4,524
Location
Houston, Texas
Aircraft
RAF 2000 w/Horizontal stabilizer, KB3 w/tall tail
Total Flight Time
40+
Cool pictures, look like they belong on the cover of a magazine.
 

GaryMac

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2008
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814
Location
Colleyville, TX
Aircraft
Building a Genesis G1sa
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14
Very nice looking machine..... is this a custom build, or is this model widely available?

Thanks, Gary
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
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16,206
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Nipomo,California
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Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2400+ in rotorcraft
Great Pictures Peter!

Great Pictures Peter!

Thank you for sharing.

It is nice to see the joy of flying an Autogiro crosses borders, language and culture.

I would love to hear your impressions of flying near the majesty of the alps.

Thank you, Vance
 

greeny

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2004
Messages
178
Location
Mollis
Aircraft
Gyro DF-02 HB-YPS
Total Flight Time
600
Type of gyro

Type of gyro

What altitude are you flying at?. What model gyro? Very nice.
Hi guys

This is an experimental, based on the DF-02 by Michael Obermaier (GyroTec).
The airfield is at 1435 ft, the peaks you see in the background are up to 9500 ft (2907 m).
I can fly close to the ground (3000 ft) for hours, but in order to cross the alps, I need 10'000 ft - including 1000 ft safety margin at crossing the passes.
 
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