PRA 2020 convention

gyrokam

Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2011
Messages
110
Location
Frederick, MD
Aircraft
Magni M-16
Total Flight Time
360
Considering options! Perhaps a 2-ship flight from Frederick, Maryland!
 

gyrokam

Member
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Jul 24, 2011
Messages
110
Location
Frederick, MD
Aircraft
Magni M-16
Total Flight Time
360
Is Mentone still on? I have not seen any new info here on the forum.
On the PRA webpage, 'click here to register' is not working I managed to get to registration by clicking on 'maps and directions'
-Kurt
 

GyroRon

Former Gyro know it all
Joined
Oct 29, 2003
Messages
16,589
Location
Fort Mill South Carolina
Aircraft
Waiex/3300 Jab, Phantom UL, Flightstar II UL
Total Flight Time
ALOT
Its still on. Way more hype and talk about it on Facebook than here.
 

Resasi

Gold Supporter
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Jul 2, 2007
Messages
7,718
Location
London/ Kilifi Kenya
Aircraft
Gyrs, RAF 2000/Mgni/Bnsn/Hrnet/Mrlin/Crckt/MT-03/Lyzlle AV18-A/Prdtor. Pax ArrowCopter
Total Flight Time
100+ gyro, 16,000+ other
Have been wondering when people might begin posting, I know that the first arrivals have got there.
 

GyrOZprey

Aussie in Kansas.
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Aug 8, 2011
Messages
2,996
Location
Whitewater KS
Aircraft
Butterfly Aurora N5560Z / Titanium Explorer N456TE & N488TE/ - trained in MTOsport 446QT/488FB
Total Flight Time
783
Early-bird workers are here ... getting all the preps done ....Paul Minear ...first with gyro, here - I arrived Friday, AirBoss Paul Polster arrived Sat morn, Jane of course ... holding it all together ..... we got a lot done Friday with painting posts and cleaning bathrooms! Denis arrived with the new Gyrotechnic trailer ...WOW!!!! ...3 GT models & lots of Razor-blades! Robert R & Dave McC ...expected later today! George & Mary rolled in yesteray afternoon as I was landing my check-out flight after morning maintenance & cleaning my gyro. At sunset Greg Tilllery (RAF) from Arkansas pulled in ... it's under way ......slower than usual with Gary G ...tragedy & Steve Mcgowan out of action ... 2 who "never-miss" a Mentone .... big absences!
Monday AM ...Mentone report! ...... today looks like a rain-day ...then great weather for rest of week! I'm working the office today. Veep out!
 

okaneco1

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Apr 15, 2010
Messages
227
Location
Noblesville
Aircraft
TwinStarr Lycoming O-032B2c
Total Flight Time
a few
The weather is looking better after Tuesday, low 80's and no rain until Sunday, It will be hot on Monday
 

Chris Burgess

GYRO-CFI
Joined
Oct 30, 2004
Messages
788
Location
Winter Garden FL 34787
Aircraft
Many makes and models, prefer open frame, Sold my SnoBird Tandem
Total Flight Time
3400+
Two of my best former gyro students will be "flying in", hopefully Thursday evening (today). One in an MTO Sport and the other in a Magni M-16. They will be tired and dehydrated so take good care of them for me. It's over a 417 NM trip for them one way.

Update: Just got word they had some ADM to do. Storm too big in their way so they are returning home. Always a good choice.
 
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PW_Plack

Active Member
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Oct 30, 2003
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8,563
Location
West Valley City, Utah, USA
Aircraft
Sport Copter Vortex 582
Total Flight Time
FW: 200 Gyro: 51
Today was very comfortable with clouds and reasonable temps. Perfect for avoiding sunburn. There was lots of fun flying to watch late in the day, with a couple Sport Copters, a Dominator and Denis's black machine playing tag over the corn. Quantity is down this year, but quality is high!
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
16,220
Location
Nipomo,California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2400+ in rotorcraft
Doug is getting ready for his Private Pilot, Rotorcraft-Gyroplane practical test in his Sport Copter II.

It is fun to be a part of his effort.

Finding out She was too tall for the hangar at Fulton County airport was not as much fun.

Hope to finish up Friday.

Attended Gary’s funeral this afternoon and it was well attended and moving.
 

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Vance

Gyroplane CFI
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Oct 30, 2003
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16,220
Location
Nipomo,California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2400+ in rotorcraft
The Sport Copter website says she is ten feet tall.
The airport manager measured the hangar door at 10 feet 3 inches and it was about an inch too short.
 
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WaspAir

Supreme Allied Gyro CFI
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
4,684
Location
Colorado front range
Aircraft
Bell 47G-3B-1 / A&S 18A / Phoebus C, etc.
Total Flight Time
stopped caring at 1000
If truly desperate, you can always let some air out of the tires to lose a little bit of height.
 

NoWingsAttached

Unobtainium Member
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May 21, 2006
Messages
4,884
Location
Columbia, SC
Aircraft
Air Command Tandem w/ Arrow 100hp; GyroBee w/ Hirth 65hp; Air Command Tandem w/ Yamaha 150hp
Total Flight Time
>350
It's a bit late for a solution to the head clearance problem but...tipping the gyro back on its tail wheel provides additional clearance.

I made little wooden wheels to get an Air Command tandem frame in/out of a standard garage door with the cheek plates removed.
 

Gyro Technic

Manufacturer
Joined
Jan 4, 2018
Messages
17
Location
Kasota, MN
Aircraft
Gyro Technic GTVX1
Got the rig back home last night.

Yes, attendance was down a bit, as expected, but all the key players were there!

I feel it was one of the most productive and benificial conventions I have ever attended!

A huge THANK YOU! to all the PRA staff and volenteers! WELL DONE!

Denis
 
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