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This coming Saturday (May 18) I plan to be at the hangar at Cedartown Airport and be there from about 9-noon. Company is welcome!
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A new section has been added for locally hosted videos (Gallery->Locally-Hosted Video). This is a place where videos that are typically considered too long or too boring for the non-rotorcraft-enthusiast or just not up the the quality typically seen on the "Tube" sites will be posted. I'll start things off with some of the old videos I used to store on my home server. *JC*
Gary sent me some shots of Bo Collins' new single-place gyroplane build. It is an interesting one-of-a-kind type, using some of the best parts of a variety of popular designs. The pictures are posted in Gallery->Our Projects. Take a look!
I've seen some recent comments referring to "new blood" in the club. Well I'm offering some of mine. I've already begun my lessons with Larry Banks and plan to pick up my Gyrobee in SC in mid May and plan to begin attending club functions when time allows. Really looking forward to it!
Planning to fly up to 4A4 from CTJ in the Wicked Saturday 4/27, arriving b4 noon - weather permitting. See you guys tomorrow! Greg
Bensen days part 3 and 4. Part 3 has Jon Carleton flying with Dave Seace. Part 4 has the Airport Hangar Cookout
Bensen Days part 3 Click Here
Bensen Days part 4 Click Here
I plan to go to the Cedartown hangar and work on my engine Saturday morning from about 9-12. Company is welcome! -- Jon Carleton
Sunstate Wing & Rotor Club, PRA Chapter 26 has a new website (that might look a bit familiar) coming online at http://sunstatewingandrotorclub.com. Please help support our neighboring club in their effort to maintain a web presents.
Bensen Days was fun except for the rain.
The tent I have is better suited for fair weather.
I will try to be better prepaired if I do the camping thing again.
That being said I may have a tent for sale. : )
I took alot of video at the Bensen Days FLY-IN.
Bensen Days part 1 Click Here
Bensen Days Part 2 Click Here
Jon, Gerald, Mark and myself will be meeting at 278(Thornton Rd)@ I-20 Wednesday morning about
6:15 - 6:30 if anyone would like to meet there or at a designated location along the way on 75 South. We will be following each other to Wauchula and welcome others to follow along. Contact Jon
if you would like to join us.
Saturday the 30th looks a little better than most lately. I am planning to go to the hanger
for a while. Probably try to get things organized for Bensen Days and hope to fly a little if conditions cooperate. Everyone welcome to come and hang out.
Click Here To see me fly Helicopter
CAUTION: This may not be what you think.
There will be thrust test apparatus at Bensen Days this year. Greg Mills has prepared this handy PDF document for you to download and present at the event if you are interested in getting a thrust test measurement for your machine. You should fill it out and print it BEFORE you go to Bensen Days.
Click Here for a video of the March Meeting in Rome Georgia.
Campsite reservations and advanced registration for Bensen Days Fly-In 2013 (Wauchula, Florida April 3-6) are well ahead of schedule this year. All the powered sites were gone before February 1. Normally, this does not happen until near the end of March. This, even before the announcement of Marion Springer's attendance. One can only suppose that this will be a banner year for the event.
Marion Springer, author of "Born Free -- My life in Gyrocopters," long-time aviation enthusiast and CFI will be traveling from California to join us in Florida at the Bensen Days fly-in this year. For more information on Bensen Days click here.
Bensen Days registration is up and running HERE. The bensendays.com URL also works now. It may be a while before Google figures that out, but the site is working. Almost half of the powered campsites are already gone. If you plan to go and need power. Now would be a good time to register.
I plan to go out to the hangar Saturday morning around 9:00AM for a while. It might be a bit nippy for open machine flying, but I have some mechanical work to keep me busy. Company is welcome. -- Jon Carleton
Bensen Days (Yearly Wauchula, Florida gyroplane event) has changed the dates for this year's event to April 3-6, 2013.
Some of the menu options have been changed in preparation for site improvements. Specifically, the pictures of Projects and Aircraft that were in "About Us" are now in "Gallery." The changes are primarily related to where things are on the menu, though I did add a little content while I was at it.
We are going to the Cedartown airport tomorrow Sat. 12-8-12 for a little flying and hanger hangin'
out. Plan to be there about noon to give the temp. a chance climb a little. If you are really bored,
come out and hang out for a while.
A new forum has emerged on the web for discussion of gyroplane and related topics. Please visit World Wide Rotors. We encourage the support of this new source of gyroplane information and discussion.
Due to popular demand (mostly demanding we don't go back to our previous regular restaurant until they do something about their poor Health Department Certificate standings), we will be lunching this meeting at Troy's BBQ in Rome, GA. We will meet there at 12:00 EST noon for lunch and our December meeting. That's THIS Saturday, December 1, 2012. Troy's is at 1024 N. Broad Street in Rome, GA 30161. Their phone number is 706-235-8288
Trell and I plan to meet at the airport tomorrow afternoon about 2:00 if anyone would like to join us, come on down !
Friday looks like another beautiful day for flyin. Trell and I are planning to go to the Cedartown
airport Friday (11/9) about 1pm . Ya'll come on out and join us!
Goin' to the airport for some Friday flyin' tomorrow (10-26-12).
Trell is supposed to leave work early and join me. Try to fly
some Fri. & Sat. before the ugly weather gets here. Supposed to
be COLD and WINDY most of next week. If ya' got some Friday free
time, come on out and join us about 2 or 2:30.
We've been lucky weather-wise so far this year, but I think that may be coming to an end after this weekend for a bit. Saturday should be a pleasant day and "the usual suspects" should be around for some flying and hangar chat. Come join us! Hangar H-5 at Cedartown (4A4) Airport (Polk County -- Moore Airfield). We should arrive shortly after sunrise and hang around until just before lunchtime.
Trell and I plan to go to the airport Saturday (10-20-12) for a little flying n' stuff.
We plan to be there early, 7:30 ish. Trell has been around the pattern on two occasions
and really has the itch to get some seat time. It has been two weeks since he has been up.
My blades were not installed after returning from Wrens so I could do a little polishing.
I will try to get that done Saturday. Ya'll come on out and join us.
Paulding County Airport is having its big "Salute America 2012" airshow this weekend. More information is available at the Paulding Airport website.
Gerald's Wrens Photos have been posted in Gallery->Pictures.
Gerald has posted his video of the Wrens fly-in. This is the "Inna-Godda-Da-Vida album cut" (very long version) and not for the low of bandwidth. He will be posting a shorter version soon without the flight over and back footage. But for now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbalv9wyX2E
It sneaked up on me and on some others I have talked with. Wrens is THIS COMING WEEKEND! A bit earlier than usual. I believe Gary might go and I am thinking about it. Very likely going to be a ghost town at Cedartown this Saturday. Greg is going. Anyone else??
Super Trell flew his Ultrawhite around the pattern for the first time today (9-29-12) at the
Cedartown airport. A very big step in his long journey. Congratulations Trell ! ! ! !
This has nothing to do with .com, just a few of us yahoos will be at the
airport Saturday AM for a little flying, wrenching, hanger chatter, etc.
Any of you Yahoos that would like to join us are more than welcome! Steve
McGowan is over at Bud's this weekend for Hanna's 16th birthday so I tried
to get him to stop by on his way home but he is a busy guy. Anyway, tell your
wife you will do those chores later and come on out and join us.
We expect an early morning (7:00AM +/-) this Saturday at the Cedartown (4A4) hangar. It should be beautiful weather and Trell wants to get some runway time before the meat bombs begin operations. Gary also plans to be there and fly around. Lewis said he will come if his schedule permits. It should be a good morning. Guests are welcome!
Short notice, I know, but some of us are going to meet at the hangar at Cedartown (4A4) this evening around 6:00PM +/- for a bit of flying and hangar chatter. Company is welcome.
I don't know who else has plans, but I'll be at the hangar at Cedartown in the morning around 8:00AM until around noon...JC
This Saturday, September 1 is our quarterly meeting at Rome Richard B. Russel airport (KRMG). Details, directions and maps can by found by clicking the "About Us" menu bar. See you there!
I plan to work on my Subaru Engine overhaul some more this Saturday morning at the hangar at Cedartown (4A4). There is a good chance some other folks will join me and perhaps put some gyros in the air. All are welcome. -- JC
Some of us are going over to Piedmont/Centre, Alabama Regional Airport (KPYP) this Saturday morning. We expect to arrive around 7:00 AM CENTRAL time and stay for a couple of hours. This airport is rarely used and makes a good place to practice crow-hops without interruption. If you are in the area, stop by and visit! You can find information about Piedmont/Centre here, including maps and directions.
The weekend approaches once again with excellent morning weather. The "usual suspects" will gather at the Cedartown Hangar in the morning. Expect Gary to commit aviation once again and possibly some more crow-hops from Trell. There is a high probability of a "Billy Gyro" sighting, if the wind happens to be blowing down from Tennessee. Guests are welcome.
I'm going to be at the Cedartown hangar this coming Saturday morning for a while. Lenses for my glasses came in, so I can see again and will be working on my engine rebuild. Company is most welcome! I expect to arrive at 8:00AM and stay to around noon. *JC*