U.S. Sport Aviation 2013

November 8, 2012 by  
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This popular aviation expo is the place to keep up to date with the latest trends in Light Sport Aircraft. Exhibits showcase a wide range of aircraft operating under LSA rules, including powered parachutes, trikes, fixed-wing, motor-glider and gyroplanes. For more information visithttp://www.sport-aviation-expo.com/

Dates: 17-20 January 2013
Venue: Sebring Airport
State: Florida
Country: United States

Bensen Days 2011

February 15, 2011 by  
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The 38th Annual Bensen Days is a celebration of rotorcraft hosted by Sunstate Wing and Rotor Club. Gyroplanes are a fascinating combination of helicopter and airplanes, with some major advantages. These aircraft cannot spin or stall like airplanes. They are constantly in autorotation, making them 100% controllable and easy to land, in contrast to the helicopter. If you’d like to find out more about these aircraft, Bensen Days is your opportunity to do so. Visitors to the event will be able to see 80 operating gyroplanes and static displays, as well as chat to instructors. Visit the Bensen Days website for more information.

Date: 6 – 10 April 2011
Venue: Wauchula Municipal Airport
City: Wauchula
State: Florida
Country: United States of America

Bensen Days 2010

February 25, 2010 by  
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Gyroplane enthusiasts from all over the country will be attending the Bensen Days 2010 event, as it is dedicated to these fascinating aircrafts. It will be the events’ 37th celebration, and will be focused on paying tribute to one of history’s most celebrated gyroplane pioneers, namely Igor Bensen. Benson Days 2010 will be hosted by the Sun State Wing and Rotor Club, at the Wauchula Municipal Airport from the 21st to the 25th of April 2010. Camping facilities are available, as well as comfortable accommodation options in nearby hotels.

For additional information in regard to this premier gyroplane gathering and the Sun State Wing and Rotor Club, visit the official website at http://www.bensendays.com.

Date: 21 – 25 April 2010
Venue: Wauchula Municipal Airport
City: Wauchula, Florida
Country: United States of America

Build Your Own SparrowHawk III Gyroplane

February 25, 2008 by  
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It is a legal requirement in the United States that all amateur built and homebuilt aircraft must be inspected and then registered with the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) before an Airworthiness Certificate can be issued. This is a thorough, and sometimes painstaking, process which can be drastically simplified for the builder if the aircraft kit is on the FAA Eligible Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits list. On 21 February 2008, Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc. announced that the FAA has confirmed that their SparrowHawk III gyroplane kit meets the necessary specifications to be included on the Eligible Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits list.

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Autogyros – A Unique and Useful Aircraft

June 25, 2007 by  
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On 9 January 1923, the first Autogyro took to the air at the Cuatro Vientos Airfield – a small airport in Spain, and with the launch a new breed of aircraft was the created. Flown by its inventor Juan de la Cierva y Codorniu, the autogyro would become known by names such as Gyroplane, Rotaplane and Gyrocopter, and even though it flies with the support of a rotor the autogyro is more akin to a type of aircraft and not a helicopter.

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