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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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Craig McPherson (817) 517-3283

468 FM 3049
Blum, TX 76627
Will travel to train. Trains in MTO Sport

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.

Greg Clare (281) 757-6463
Huntsville International Airport (KHSV)
(Training provided in the Autogyro MTO Sport)
DBA - Rotors Over Rocket City
Rotors over Rocket City provides introductory training flights and initial flight training leading to a Sport Pilot license.
We also offer the Sport Pilot add-on for existing pilots and instructors.
Will travel to train students within 50NM radius of KHSV.
(Covers north Alabama and south Tennessee. )
Mailing Address
Emerald Specialty Services, LLC
12060 County Line Road, Suite J-180.
Madison, Alabama 35756
Email -
Facebook - Rotors over Rocket City

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 ------------------------
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
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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.
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 --------------------------
Maryland -----------------------
Rick Niles (240) 601-8514
9314 Hilltop Ct
Laurel, MD 20708 
Trains in an RAF2000 GTX or customer's aircraft
Tipton Airport (FME)

Duane Hunn (219) 682-6228
8140 Laberdee Rd.
Britton, MI 48229 
(Customer's Aircraft) 

Bob Keller (616) 291-0993
Caledonia, MI 49316
New York -----------------------

Gyro Revolution - AutoGyro New York
Long Island MacArthur Airport, NY (KISP)
Robert Lutz (Gyropedia Collaborator)
Total Time: 8,000 hours
Certification & Ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Airplane Multi Engine Land, BA-3100; EMB-120; LR-60; LR-JET; RA-390S
Commercial Privileges: Airplane Single Engine Land & Sea, Rotorcraft Helicopter & Gyroplane
Flight Instructor: Airplane Single & Multi Engine; Instrument Airplane, Rotorcraft Helicopter & Gyroplane
Flight training all levels: Sport, Private, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor
Diverse Training Environment: New York City SFRA, Class B, C, D, G, Towered & non-Towered Operations, paved & grass runways (all nearby)

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

South Carolina -----------------
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.

Ben Cadenbach 806-632-9943
3201 US-59, Beeville, TX 78102
Training in a Tango 2 at Beeville Municipal (BEA)

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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