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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.

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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.
Craig McPherson (817) 517-3283
468 FM 3049
Blum, TX 76627
Will travel to train. Trains in MTO Sport

Desmon Butts e-mail
8303 Hayden Cove Tomball Texas, 77375
The original traveling CFI and I will travel to almost any location to train as well.

David M. Klein (973)-879-5740
Antioch, IL 60002
Trains out of Kenosha, WI but will travel

Vance Breese (805)680-9523
May travel as far north as Sacramento or as far south as San Diego with a five day commitment.   

Alabama -----------------------
Dofin Fritts (850) 587-2504
Brewton Municipal Airport AL 12J
Pensacola, FL
(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
(Customer's Aircraft)
Britta Penca (520) 840-0951
Blue Sky Gyros, LLC
P.O. Box 222
Oracle, Az. 85623
Trains in MTO Sport
Flies out of San Manuel Airport E/77
California ------------------------
Vance Breese (805)680-9523 

Trains in The Predator, a near center line thrust two place open tandem gyroplane powered by a Lycoming IO-320 or the customers aircraft after careful inspection.
Based at the Santa Maria Public airport in Santa Maria, California, a towered airport on the coast of California 200 miles north of LA and 200 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 101.
Primary training from Sport Pilot to Commercial gyroplane pilot. 
Experienced in Magni M-16, Cavalon, Calidus, MTO Sport, SparrowHawk and modified RAF.
I provide transition training into the customers aircraft for solo.  
May travel as far north as Sacramento or as far south as San Diego with a five day commitment. 
Call me with your questions.
George M. Woods (530) 414-1679
Anchorage, AK  99515
(flies out of Woodland, CA)
Magni M16
Don Bradley (530) 558-9613
Cameron Park, Ca      O61
Just East of Sacramento, Ca
Magni M16
Florida -------------------------
Aston Kinsey (954) 456-7072
1850 South Ocean Dr. #405
Hallandale, FL 33009
Sold both Gyroplanes, no LODA. Current Gyroplane CFI.
SP initial, Biennial review, Recurrent, Gyro Add-on, Gyro SP CFI Add-on
FAA recognizes Aston Raymond Kinsey

Chris Burgess (301) 639-9895 (Please leave a message, speaking slowly, give your number twice)
15519 Honeybell DR
Winter Garden, FL 34787
May instruct you in your gyroplane.

Georgia ------------------------
Steve McGowan (478) 461-1451
2725 Herbert Small Airport Rd
Macon, GA 31217
(SparrowHawk, Parsons)
Idaho ---------------
Cammie Patch
(208) 869 7450
3653 Rickenbacker St. #202
Boise, Idaho 8370
Training in Calidus with turbo Rotax
CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, A&P, Rotax Heavy Tech
Illinois --------------------------

Indiana -------------------------
Gary Goldsberry (317) 996-2487
1181 W SR 42
Mooresville, IN 46158
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
Iowa --------------------------

Louisiana --------------------------
Louis S Rastanis *Sport Pilot
Dealer Auto Gyro
Location  Baton Rouge Louisiana
phone number  225- 503-5168

CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner
Maryland -----------------------

Rick Niles (240) 601-8514
LAUREL, MD 20708   
Trains at Tipton Airport (KFME) in an RAF 2000 GTX.
Is also an airplane CFI and CFI-I.

Robert Snyder (410) 215-4223
114 Indian Trace
Stevensville, MD 21666  
MTO Sport, Calidus, Cavalon
Commercial, CFI, DPE Gyroplane
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
New York -----------------------
Jim Logan (516) 746-3427
163 Primrose Rd.
Williston Park, NY 11596
Ohio ---------------------------
Tim O'Connor (513) 477-4488
4230 Barton Drive
Batavia, OH 45103

Jim Vanek (503) 543-7000 
34012 Skyway Dr.
Scappoose, OR
Trains in Sportcopter

Jason Emonds (Wolf) 541-415-0600 
424 airport drive Cave Junction Oregon 97523
Illinois Valley Airport 3S4
Captain Drake's Family Aerial Adventures 
Flight School specializing in Sport pilot Airplane/ gyroplane/ ultralight training
FLIGHT INSTRUCTION, Pilot Examiner, and pro-check services Available

Pennsylvania -------------------
James Nadig (724) 967-2745
PO Box 724
Grove City, PA 16127

South Carolina -----------------
Gary Neal (864) 583-4319
320 Bryant Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Tennessee ----------------------

Texas -----------------------------
Craig McPherson
468 FM 3049
Blum, TX 76627
 (817) 517-3283
Will travel to train. Trains in MTO Sport
Chris Koob  / Texas Gyroplane LLC
Home Airport T74, Taylor Texas, just north of Austin Tx.
The aircraft is a Magni M24.  It's a side by side enclosed.

Desmon Butts e-mail
8303 Hayden Cove Tomball Texas, 77375
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
Trains in MTO Sport, Calidus, M-19, M-36, RAF, and Dominator
Michael Burton Gyro CFI (801)836-1608  (801) 482-2626 
Pegasus Aviation Group
1915 Airport road
Nephi Utah 84648

David M. Klein
Antioch, IL 60002
Trains out of Kenosha, WI but will travel
Outside The USA
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:
Costa Rica Tel. +506 88278858
US Tel. +1347 394 6490 -
NOTE:  The Google Map Below is NOT Maintained by the PRA.
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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