The Legacy of Martin Hollmann

Jean Claude

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Jan 2, 2009
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Location
Centre FRANCE
Aircraft
I piloted gliders C800, Bijave, C 310, airplanes Piper J3 , PA 28, Jodel D117, DR 220, Cessna 150, C
Total Flight Time
About 500 h (FW + ultra light)
Unfortunately, the address is not found, Juergen.
 

gyroplanes

FAA DAR Gyropilot
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Mar 18, 2004
Messages
6,044
Location
Lansing, Illinois (Chicago South Suburb)
Aircraft
(2) Air Commands, (1) Barnett, (1) Parsons modified 2 place, (1) Beechcraft Sundowner
Total Flight Time
2650
Build a gyro is a very strange site. Most of the posts are articles about dead people or dead designs. AND Air Command pilots NEVER got the girls. :lol:
 

klyde

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2005
Messages
81
Location
Inyokern ca
Aircraft
Baby Belle
Total Flight Time
500
WaspAir;n757974 said:
I only met the man once, at a conference in New York, knowing then nothing of his background or reputation. He was trying to sell the audience some theory he had cooked up that relied on achieving a vortex ring state in gyroplanes, and it seemed pretty bizarre to me. Ray Prouty was sitting near me, and when I asked him for his reaction, he was equally baffled by the whole thing.
My wife and I interacted with Martin over the years that my wife was the editor or the Rotorcraft magazine and when we produced the Experimental Helo magazine. Martin's articles always required extensive editing to remove the commercial advertising from them. Martin thanked my wife for one editing job she did on one of his articles. He said he liked her version better than his. At the conference in NY mentioned, I was responsible for insuring that Martin's presentation time didn't run too long. I recall almost having to physically haul Martin off the stage. I still have a copy of an Aircraft Engr handbook that list a huge amount of material specs, drill data etc. etc. We enjoyed running into him at several of the airshows mostly on the west coast.
 
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