QUESTION:gyroplane accidents remain far more numerous per flight hour than almost any other type of registered aircraft
...is this statistic skewed due to the limited range (fuel) and therefore typical flight time (limited) of these (our) Sport Aircraft..?
Or...is it compiled based solely on "logged pilot hours"..?
This is one Stat. that seems to me to stand out due to an "Apples" vs. "Oranges" comparison....since Gyros would typically perform far more take offs and landings vs. FW per hour (since total Gyro flight time is very limited by comparison).
Thinking about this....wouldn't a better standard be a comparison per numbers of pilots flying...?
Clearly, the number of FW accidents is HIGHER per year than in Gyros (since there are more of them).
If divided by the number of pilots (of each category)...could it very well be that Gyro's are actually statistically SAFER than FW in "crashes"...?
We DO know that we are flying the safest aircraft by design...but also One wherein a higher Pilot "error" rate was common (before regulations required training in most cases).
I'M JUST ASKING....not shooting any messengers here.