New instructor in SE Michigan

Skywarrior771

Rotorcraft Pro, CFI
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
11
Location
Newberg Oregon
Aircraft
B8M, RAF, Xenon, Calidus, Guimbal G2 Cabri, various fixed wing.
Total Flight Time
8500+
I have been a lurker on this board for years, usually just eating my popcorn and watching the sparks fly. I have just completed adding my CFI gyro, (Full, not sport pilot) and I am offering my services in and around Michigan and Northern Indiana and Ohio for instruction and flight reviews in customer aircraft. I have experience in Calidus, Xenon, and RAF variants, but I will only do flight reviews in RAF's, not primary instruction, as I don't feel as I am ready to take on that challenge quite yet. I am currently looking at redoing an RAF as a Sparrowhawk now that I seem to be able to get those parts again and in which case I intend to offer training when all the paperwork is in order. I am also an A&P, and I am willing to do condition inspections on experimental aircraft as the need arises. This is not my primary job, as I am normally outside the US flying for the government, so early scheduling is best. I should be back in Michigan for January. E-mail is the best contact, and I can be reached at [email protected].
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
15,726
Location
Nipomo,California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2200+ in rotorcraft
Welcome Matthew!

Your services are needed.

I hope you will write about your adventures so we all can learn.
 

georgio744

New Gyronaut
Joined
Sep 11, 2017
Messages
46
Location
Hamburg,MI
Aircraft
AR-1
Total Flight Time
1700
Hello Matt:
Welcome.
I am also in southeast Michigan and have an AR-1 based at KOZW.
Look forward to meeting you.
George
 

Skywarrior771

Rotorcraft Pro, CFI
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
11
Location
Newberg Oregon
Aircraft
B8M, RAF, Xenon, Calidus, Guimbal G2 Cabri, various fixed wing.
Total Flight Time
8500+
Hi George, I am also based out of Howell and Brighton, we met once before on the road in front of your hanger and spoke for a few minutes after I saw you come back from a flight. I think that my Gyro will be based in Brighton.

Matt
 

Skywarrior771

Rotorcraft Pro, CFI
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
11
Location
Newberg Oregon
Aircraft
B8M, RAF, Xenon, Calidus, Guimbal G2 Cabri, various fixed wing.
Total Flight Time
8500+
Thanks Vance, I will do my best to add to the discussion but I have to steer clear of certain personality types. I am fully well aware that there are limitations to my knowledge and skillset. Sometimes it is best not to engage.
 

georgio744

New Gyronaut
Joined
Sep 11, 2017
Messages
46
Location
Hamburg,MI
Aircraft
AR-1
Total Flight Time
1700
Skywarrior771;n1140665 said:
Hi George, I am also based out of Howell and Brighton, we met once before on the road in front of your hanger and spoke for a few minutes after I saw you come back from a flight. I think that my Gyro will be based in Brighton.

Matt
Matt:
I remember. We were talking through the fence for a while. If I recall correctly, you mentioned something about owing or flying a Huey.( I may be totally wrong about that)
Hopefully we can get together with our machines at some point. I have a friend who also has an AR-1 down at 1D2.
George
 

Skywarrior771

Rotorcraft Pro, CFI
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
11
Location
Newberg Oregon
Aircraft
B8M, RAF, Xenon, Calidus, Guimbal G2 Cabri, various fixed wing.
Total Flight Time
8500+
Yep, That was me. I don't have the helicopter now, my partner and I managed to sell it. I don't think I will ever be able to give up helicopters completely, but for now I am not flying one.
 

Scott S

Newbie
Joined
Jun 5, 2013
Messages
17
Location
Detroit, MI
Aircraft
Air Command Single w/582
Total Flight Time
40
I tried reaching Matt but my email got kicked back. I'm in SE Michigan looking to get my review done. I'm rated for a two place but fly a single place. Any help locating someone close by would be great. I'd drive 4-5 hours as well. Thanks,
Scott
 

Gyro28866

David McCutchen
Joined
May 8, 2009
Messages
1,880
Location
Dickson, Tn. USA
Aircraft
Benson B7m & B8m, Dominator II; Kolb Mark III Classic
Total Flight Time
750 combined FW & Gyro
Hope to see you are the party in Mentone
 

Scott S

Newbie
Joined
Jun 5, 2013
Messages
17
Location
Detroit, MI
Aircraft
Air Command Single w/582
Total Flight Time
40
David, are you talking to me? Do you give flight reviews?
Thanks,
Scott
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
15,726
Location
Nipomo,California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2200+ in rotorcraft
I tried reaching Matt but my email got kicked back. I'm in SE Michigan looking to get my review done. I'm rated for a two place but fly a single place. Any help locating someone close by would be great. I'd drive 4-5 hours as well. Thanks,
Scott
Good morning Scott, if you are still looking for a flight review there is a freshly minted CFI (Daniel) at Racine Sport Flyers in Racine, WI flying an ELA that could take care of your flight review. (414)758-0759.
 

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Skywarrior771

Rotorcraft Pro, CFI
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
11
Location
Newberg Oregon
Aircraft
B8M, RAF, Xenon, Calidus, Guimbal G2 Cabri, various fixed wing.
Total Flight Time
8500+
Hey all, sorry I have been a bit absent, but something came up in the cards and I have relocated to take a new position out in a suburb of Portland Oregon. I have become the Director of Training for a flight school out here and it appears the move will be permanent. We offer training currently in airplanes , helicopters, and I hope soon gyroplanes. I am just about to apply for a LODA for my RAF, but I am looking for other aircraft that we might add to the inventory. Check us out at www.flyprecision.com.
 

fara

AR-1 gyro manufacturer
Joined
Oct 31, 2011
Messages
3,219
Location
Tampa, FL
Aircraft
AR-1
Total Flight Time
3600+ .. New to gyroplanes
Hey all, sorry I have been a bit absent, but something came up in the cards and I have relocated to take a new position out in a suburb of Portland Oregon. I have become the Director of Training for a flight school out here and it appears the move will be permanent. We offer training currently in airplanes , helicopters, and I hope soon gyroplanes. I am just about to apply for a LODA for my RAF, but I am looking for other aircraft that we might add to the inventory. Check us out at www.flyprecision.com.
Consider an AR-1. It makes a fairly good trainer. We need dealers out there
 

PW_Plack

Active Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
8,508
Location
West Valley City, Utah, USA
Aircraft
Sport Copter Vortex 582
Total Flight Time
FW: 200 Gyro: 51
Check with Sport Copter at Scappoose Industrial Airpark. (503) 543-7000. Jim's too busy to train much these days, and still has students asking.
 

Skywarrior771

Rotorcraft Pro, CFI
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
11
Location
Newberg Oregon
Aircraft
B8M, RAF, Xenon, Calidus, Guimbal G2 Cabri, various fixed wing.
Total Flight Time
8500+
I have spoken with Jim, and I am working towards helping him out in that arena, especially as his new machine enters production.
 
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