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Certified Flight Instructors - Gyroplane

 
Note: The following instructors are PRA members. Each instructor on this list has provided documentation
supporting legal instructor status when initally added to this list. This list is provided as a
convenience for readers, and does not constitute an endorsement of any instructor, aircraft,
syllabus or training enterprise by PRA.
 
Travelling Instructors ----------------------
Chris Lord (815) 402-3076
Dubuque, IA (KDBQ)
Xenon and Autogyro Calidus
Training at KDBQ, KENW, and your location
CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner
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Craig McPherson (817) 517-3283
468 FM 3049
Blum, TX 76627
craigmcph@hotmail.com
www.blueskiesppc.com
Will travel to train. Trains in MTO Sport
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David M. Klein (973)-879-5740
Antioch, IL 60002
captdmk@comcast.net
www.midwesternhelicopter.com
Trains in Calidus out of Kenosha, WI but will travel
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Dofin Fritts (850) 587-2504
Brewton Muncipal Airport AL 12J
Pensacola, FL
gyrocfi@aol.com
(RAF 2000) or customer's gyroplane
We assist in transitioning into pilot's own machines.
In-house add-on to Rotorcraft Gyroplane Sport Pilot/Sport Pilot Instructor
Add-on to Rotorcraft Gyroplane Commercial/Instructor
I will travel to almost any location to train as well.
We can take people to all gyro levels and train at night in Class C, D and B airspace.
We use a grass strip just 8 miles away for rough field training.
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Alabama-----------------------
Dofin Fritts (850) 587-2504
Brewton Municipal Airport AL 12J
Pensacola, FL
gyrocfi@aol.com
(RAF 2000) or customer's gyroplane
We assist in transitioning into pilot's own machines.
In-house add-on to Rotorcraft Gyroplane Sport Pilot/Sport Pilot Instructor
Add-on to Rotorcraft Gyroplane Commercial/Instructor
I will travel to almost any location to train as well.
We can take people to all gyro levels and train at night in Class C, D and B airspace.
We use a grass strip just 8 mile away for rough field training.
 
Arkansas ----------------------
Ron Menzie (501) 766-6456
2715 S. Main St.
Searcy, AR 72143
(RAF w/Sparrowhawk mod, Autogyro MTO Sport)
CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner
 
Arizona ------------------------
Terry Brandt (602) 739-0554
11423 W Citrus Grove
Avondale, AZ 85392
tbrandt33@earthlink.net
(Customer's Aircraft)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Britta Penca (520) 840-0951
Blue Sky Gyros, LLC
PO Box 222
Oracle, AZ 85623
Air Command
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
California ------------------------
George M. Woods (530) 414-1679
Anchorage, AK  99515
(flies out of Woodland, CA)
Magni M16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Florida -------------------------
Roy T. Hanan (407) 754-4679
188 Edgewater River Rd.
Edgewater, FL 32141
Trains in Autogyro MTO Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Dofin Fritts (850) 587-2504
Brewton Municipal Airport AL 12J
Pensacola, FL
gyrocfi@aol.com
(RAF 2000) or customer's gyroplane
We assist in helping transition into pilot's own machines.
In house add-on to Rotorcraft Gyroplane Sport Pilot/Sport Pilot Instructor
Add-on to Rotorcraft Gyroplane Commercial/Instructor
I will travel to almost any location to train as well.
We can take people to all gyro levels and train at night, in class D, C, and B.
We use a grass strip just 8 miles away for rough field training.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Aston Kinsey (954) 456-7072
1850 South Ocean Dr. #405
Hallandale, FL 33009
Trains in Autogyro MTO Sport
SP initial, Biennial review, Recurrent, Gyro Add-on, Gyro SP CFI Add-on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Georgia ------------------------
Steve McGowan (478) 461-1451
2725 Herbert Small Airport Rd
Macon, GA 31217
stemcgwn@aol.com
(SparrowHawk, Parsons)
 
Idaho ---------------
Cammie Patch
(208) 869 7450
3653 Rickenbacker St. #202
Boise, Idaho 8370
www.GlassCockpitAviation.com
Training in Calidus with turbo Rotax
CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, A&P, Rotax Heavy Tech
 
Illinois --------------------------
Chris Lord (815) 541-0683
Dubuque, IA (KDBQ)
Xenon and Autogyro Calidus
Training at KDBQ, KENW, and your location
CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner

Don Randle (217) 414-0108
513 S. 6th Street
Petersburg, IL 62675

David M. Klein
Antioch, IL 60002
973-879-5740
captdmk@comcast.net
www.midwesternhelicopter.com
Trains in Calidus out of Kenosha, WI but will travel

Indiana -------------------------
Gary Goldsberry (317) 996-2487
1181 W SR 42
Mooresville, IN 46158
gsgold@ccrtc.com
(Twinstarr)
 
Brent Drake (317) 364-0289
1231 Hickory Dr.
Shelbyville, IN 46176-3201
Trains in a Twinstarr
 
Silas Smith (219) 374-4604
11709 W 117th St
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(Marchetti)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Iowa --------------------------
Chris Lord (815) 402-3076
Dubuque, IA (KDBQ)
Xenon and Autogyro Calidus
Training at KDBQ, KENW, and your location
CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Maryland -----------------------
Chris Burgess (301) 639-9895 (Please leave a message, speaking slowly, give your number twice)
527 Sylvan Ct
Frederick, MD 21703-6112
Snobird
 
Robert Snyder (410) 215-4223 
114 Indian Trace
Stevensville, MD 21666
MTO Sport, Calidus, Cavalon
Commercial, CFI, DPE Gyroplane

Rick Niles (240) 601-8514
9314 Hilltop Ct
Laurel, MD 20708
RAF 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Michigan-----------------------
Duane Hunn (219) 682-6228
8140 Laberdee Rd.
Britton, MI 48229 
(Customer's Aircraft)
 
Galen Geigley (574) 286-9670
26290 M-86
Sturgis, MI 49091
Trains in an Autogyro Calidus
Locations: KIRS and 9D9 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Bob Keller (616) 291-0993
Caledonia, MI 49316
(Calidus)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
New York -----------------------
Jim Logan (516) 746-3427
163 Primrose Rd.
Williston Park, NY 11596
jlgyro@hotmail.com
(RAF2000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Ohio ---------------------------
Ed Newbold (614) 207-3909
5657 Balkin Pl
Columbus, OH 43231
ednewbold@enewbold.com
(Modified RAF)
 
Tim O'Connor (513) 477-4488
4230 Barton Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Oklahoma ----------------------
Paul Patterson (405) 826-8443
1405 Cedar Ridge Rd
Edmond, OK 73013
(RAF)
 
Oregon------------------------
Jim Vanek (503) 543-7000 
34012 Skyway Dr.
Scappoose, OR
information@sportcopter.com
Trains in Sportcopter
 
Pat Warren (503) 543-7000 
34012 Skyway Dr.
Scappoose, OR
information@sportcopter.com  
Trains in Sportcopter
Designated Pilot Examiner 
 
Pennsylvania -------------------
James Nadig (724) 458-4665
PO Box 724
Grove City, PA 16127
gidanmij@verizon.net
(RAF)
 
South Carolina -----------------
Gary Neal (864) 583-4319
320 Bryant Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29303
gyroman@bellsouth.net
(RAF)
 
Tennessee ----------------------
Larry Banks...(931) 260-3032
Crossville, TN
Training in Sparrowhawk and modified RAF
 
Texas ----------------------------- 
Henry Foster (214) 692-0727
7777 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX  75230-3711
Training in Olney, TX
Training with Golden Butterfly with Metro Launch(produced by Larry Neal), modified RAF2000, and Sparrowhawk
 
Craig McPherson (817) 517-3283
468 FM 3049
Blum, TX 76627
craigmcph@hotmail.com 
www.blueskiesppc.com
Will travel to train. Trains in MTO Sport
 
John Webb (903) 815-6474
Gainesville, TX
drjawebb@sbcglobal.net
Trains in MTO Sport, Calidus, M-19, M-36, RAF, and Dominator
 
UTAH--------------------------
Michael Burton Gyro CFI (801)794-3434  (801) 769-6404 
2050 N 300 W
Spanish Fork, UT 84062
GyroInstructor@gmail.com
www.Airgyro.com 
2050 N 300 W 
Spanish Fork, UTAH 84062
(GBA Sparrowhawk, Calidus)

 
WISCONSIN--------------------------
Chris Lord (815) 402-3076
Dubuque, IA (KDBQ)
Xenon and Autogyro Calidus
Training at KDBQ, KENW, and your location
CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner
 
David M. Klein
Antioch, IL 60002
973-879-5740
captdmk@comcast.net
www.midwesternhelicopter.com
Trains in Calidus out of Kenosha, WI but will travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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Outside The USA
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Guido Scheidt
The Gyros I use in Costa Rica are Auto Gyro MTO Sport
UL TI 063 and UL TI 058

My interest is to teach US citizens during vacations
in Costa Rica but I am willing as well to teach
everywhere in the US on MTO Sport
my email: info@autogyroamerica.com
www.autogyroamerica.com
www.autogyrousa.com
Costa Rica Tel. +506 88278858
US Tel. +1347 394 6490 -
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The PRA list (above) requires CFIs submit proof of legal instructor status.
 
Rick Niles (240) 601-8514
9314 Hilltop Ct
Laurel, MD 20708
RAF 2000

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