Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Busy day here for sure... Reasonably good weather but there is no time for flying today! Maybe tomorrow!  I dropped this picture into this post to remind us (and everyone else) why all of us here are working so hard --everyday-- to make a difference in the world of Gyroplanes.  I believe with all of my heart that the HoneyBee G2 Project is worth every ounce of energy that is being poured into it! Every ounce!

With that said...I just wanted to send a quick note to share with you that those that are running the survey are gleaning tons of great information on safety issues.  Specifically, the information is pertinent to Part 103 Ultralight Gyroplanes operations but on a broader sense Gyroplanes at large.   

As a point of clarity, for those that are hesitant to put in the name of the "pilot", just leave the field blank.  I know that the inclusion of the field was intended to give credibility to the reported incident. All that the survey is trying to do is understand what has happened out here in the world of Light Weight Gyroplane operations. No one is going to call or prosecute anyone for flying without a much needed safety item.  I can't speak for all of the FSDO's in the US market, but the Grand Rapids (MI) FSDO has been enormously helpful to anyone  trying to understand the requirements for safe flight.  I still refer to them as "Friends And Allies"; there is no animosity here; these are great people.

One other point that needs clarification, yes you can go on the site (Click Here To Participate:  ASC Light-Weight Gyroplane Survey) and fill out as many surveys as you can legitimately recall.  Maybe this isn't the most "scientific" way to do this, but so much has happened that keeping it "buried and not discussed" has hurt all of us and your help is needed to do it right. We have to approach the issues differently than we have in the past. If we always do what we have always done, we will always get what we have always got. 

As a supporter of this survey, Thank you for doing your part to make a difference!

Wisdom comes from understanding,
Change comes from wisdom!

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