In the last week Gyrox autogyro has been stripped down to its basic parts. This is to facilitate comprehensive cleaning, checking and drying of of every item which is essential after a dipping in water. Photo below shows Norman taking off from Nongprue Airfield, Thailand just before the accident. Note the powerlines in the background (may be used with permission firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is anticipated that a specialist engineer will be flying into Thailand on today Thursday (20 May 2010) from the UK braving potential ash clouds and civil unrest. He has considerable experience in working on autogyros and will be carrying 18 kg of small spares and special tools!. He will first thoroughly inspect the autogyo then lead on any repair work needed, supported by the Nongprue crew and Norman.