- Oct 30, 2003
- West Valley City, Utah, USA
- Sport Copter Vortex 582
- Total Flight Time
- FW: 200 Gyro: 51
And here I thought it was just me.Marketing your product by spitting in the faces of others, and by employing half-truths, however, is obnoxious and does the community no favors...The U.S. Autogyro pitchmen are biting the hand that feeds them.
Doug, Dayton Dabbs (Magni) did the same thing in his interview, with comments which pander to misconceptions about safety. The general public sees a totally open cockpit and is afraid. If they knew how little crash protection is really offered by pods, they'd be just as afraid.
We're trying to work out insurance with a couple of brokers right now for a single-place trainer here in Utah, so students have a way to solo. Last time I checked, a trained pilot in a eurotub isn't statistically any safer than someone in a good open-frame single-place, and may have a passenger who was unprepared to evaluate the real risks.