I have been flying gyros for a little over 3 years and own a 65hp Monarch Butterfly single seater. I purchased a 914 MTO Free from AutoGyro through Chris Lord about 2 weeks before his death. He had given me my practical test in the MTO Free as part of the demonstration flight. The gyro was shipped to Hawthorne, where this great guy Henry Boger has an AutoGyro dealership for some minor work.

My wife and I are planning to drive to Hawthorne tomorrow and tuesday to start flying the MTO Free back to Napa. Think I will make it a 3 day trip so I have plenty of time to look around in the cities I pass on the way. Has anyone made this trip and does anyone have any advice or suggestions for me?