This is about an autogyro record attempt flight around the world.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Minor modifications to Gyrox autogyro
A quick update for everyone - we are waiting for some final modifications to GYROX to be approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Turtle-pac reserve fuel system, whilst only a minor modification to the layout of the Gyro cockpit, has to be signed off by the CAA to make it legal to fly. This work is ongoing at the moment and may lead to a few days delay in departure...in the scheme of things not a great upset to the overall schedule.
Apart from that we are keeping an eye on the weather and making final preparations for the off.
For more information go to Gyrox Goes Global Facebook.
Norman Surplus is from Larne in N. Ireland. He is an accomplished autogyro pilot who has been active in many outdoor pursuits over the years. He is also an experienced crew member of a Royal National Lifeboat Institution rescue boat (similar to coastgurad recue) with responsibility for navigation and steering (coxswain). Norman is also the co-founder of clean energy technology company B9 Energy.