Posted: 12/4/2009 14:42:29
Airventure is the most awesome meeting of flying machines and aviation enthusiasts that I have ever been to and I go each year. There is only one area that I think isn't represented at Airventure and that is autogyros. I am not an autogyro pilot, but it's hard to imagine why there were so few autogyros there and only one that flew, to my knowledge. Is there some reason the gyro community isn't attending Airventure, at least with their aircraft? Is there something that can be done to try to get that awesome flying group to be better represented? Gary Shadrick, EAA 693100
Posted: 12/10/2009 18:12:52
Modified: 12/10/2009 18:14:11
For the answer to that and any other questions you might have about experimental rotor wing flight check out www.rotaryforum.com
Posted: 12/10/2009 19:29:31
The PRA (Popular Rotorcraft Association) convention is the week after Airventure, down at Mentone, Indiana, about 20 miles SE of Plymouth. Our confab following Airventure so close is probably the reason more of us don't make it to Oshkosh. Personally, I plan to attend and fly at Oshkosh on my Bensen.
Maybe I can start a thread on Rotaryforum.com and see if more of us swing-wingers can make the big dance. Our convention is real intimate, with maybe 3-400 people on the airfield or in the air around it at one time. It's a real family-like gathering, even though some of the egos are as big as you'll find at Oshkosh!
Look for Bensen 402RD down on the ultralight grass! I'll be the old, gray-haired, red-faced codger.
Maybe if Oshkosh had an egg-drop contest more of us would be there. We also have a contest to see who can fly the fastest figure 8!
Posted: 12/11/2009 06:38:48
Timothy, thanks for the reply. I will check out the forum BLUE SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS, Gary Shadrick
Posted: 12/11/2009 06:46:18
Roger, I will definately be watching for you at Airventure. I will be the gray-haired and bearded old guy. I fly a Rans Coyote S6ES. Maybe I will try to make it to Mentone. I will have to research it. I would love to see and egg drop at Oshkosh. Maybe we can get something going. Thanks for replying to my post. BLUE SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS Gary Shadrick