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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 
Brandon Winters (801) 231-1441
Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Training Aircraft: Autogyro Cavalon, MTO Sport, Calidus
Home base is Spanish Fork, UT. Willing to travel to your location.
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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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Desmon Butts
www.texasautogyro.com e-mail texasautogyro@yahoo.com
8303 Hayden Cove Tomball Texas, 77375
907-841-2409
The original traveling CFI and I will travel to almost any location to train as well.
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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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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)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
California ------------------------
George M. Woods (530) 414-1679
Anchorage, AK  99515
(flies out of Woodland, CA)
gmwoods@alaska.net
Magni M16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Florida -------------------------
Aston Kinsey (954) 456-7072
1850 South Ocean Dr. #405
Hallandale, FL 33009
arkp747@aol.com
Trains in Autogyro MTO Sport
SP initial, Biennial review, Recurrent, Gyro Add-on, Gyro SP CFI Add-on
FAA recognizes Aston Raymond Kinsey

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
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
cfibob@atlanticbb.net
bob@autogyrousa.com  
MTO Sport, Calidus, Cavalon
Commercial, CFI, DPE Gyroplane
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Michigan----------------------- 
Galen Geigley (574) 286-9670
26290 M-86
Sturgis, MI 49091
Trains in an Autogyro Calidus
Locations: KIRS and 9D9 
Duane Hunn (219) 682-6228
8140 Laberdee Rd.
Britton, MI 48229 
(Customer's Aircraft)
 

Bob Keller (616) 291-0993
Caledonia, MI 49316
bkeller1942@ameritech.net
(Calidus)
 
New York -----------------------
Jim Logan (516) 746-3427
163 Primrose Rd.
Williston Park, NY 11596
jlgyro@hotmail.com
(RAF2000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Ohio ---------------------------
Tim O'Connor (513) 477-4488
4230 Barton Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Oklahoma ----------------------

Oregon------------------------
Jim Vanek (503) 543-7000 
34012 Skyway Dr.
Scappoose, OR
information@sportcopter.com
Trains in Sportcopter

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
Heroncreek@bledsoe.net
Training in Sparrowhawk and modified RAF

Texas -----------------------------
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
 
Desmon Butts

www.texasautogyro.com e-mail texasautogyro@yahoo.com
8303 Hayden Cove Tomball Texas, 77375
907-841-2409

I train at David Wayne Hooks airport
With full control tower
Just north of Houston Texas in Tomball
We use a AutoGyro MTO Sport N488FB
We are a TAG Titanium Autogyro distributor.
We also train in Calidus, Sparrow Hawk, RAF, Air Command, And Golden Butterfly.
We assist in helping transition into pilots own machines.
The original traveling CFI and 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 10 miles to the west for bush flying.

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
 2050 N 300 W
 Spanish Fork, UTAH 84062
 (GBA Sparrowhawk, Calidus)
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Brandon Winters (801) 231-1441
Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Training Aircraft: Autogyro Cavalon, MTO Sport, Calidus
Home base is Spanish Fork, UT but willing to travel to your location.
 
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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