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For the Inexperienced Gyroplane Enthusiast (Not to spoil your fun, but to make it last)
RISK IS FUN, EXCEPT FOR THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
There's two sides to every coin, and two sides to gyroplane, sport flying.
One side of the gyroplane experience is: flying. The excitement you express, through anticipation, as you bring it out of the hangar: "this little bird wants to fly!"
The effort to do everything in order and properly, as maybe someone is watching you. The feel of the harness holding you in place while you glance up to the rotor blades as the engine behind you roars to the touch of the throttle lever. That last look around you as you prepare to roll forward. None of which you remember as the vibration of the airframe seems to blend with that peculiar sound above your head.
What is it about lift off, that seems to make the world slow down as you sense the ground dropping away?
What is it that makes you want to turn around and drift over the place where you just did your walk around?
You can't explain it to someone else, they have to do it, to find out.
The other side of gyroplane flying is training. Learning from an experienced CFI in a two seat gyroplane. It's not going solo just because you built it yourself and, well, you can. It's forcing yourself to think safety first. It's also declining a 'short hop over the field' with an inexperienced 'friend', who just got one.
A CFI (certified flight instructor) doesn't just teach you the mechanics of gyroplane flying, a CFI shows you how to have fun within safe limits, safety first. So when you're about to go solo, you're prepared to fly and sure to come back in one piece.
"Yadda yadda yadda. I heard it all before". Hmm . . . there's no time to consider your options when the gyroplane is suddenly over responsive. You have to already know about over control and input delay.
So, no more "yadda". Have a look at these ->