Monday, 27 June 2011

Gyro crazy!

Another typical Monday morning, stuck in a hot office in front of my computer. Thank goodness for John, the gyrocopter pilot, who popped his head in to offer me a spin to cool down.

The Gyrocopter is a sexy little machine - it looks a bit like a cross between a helicopter and a microlight but unlike a helicopter, it's the engine & propeller providing the forward thrust to produce airflow over the rotor, causing it to spin and the blades to produce lift.

The gyro can fly slower and lower than small aircraft, so the views are fantastic. I think I might be a convert....

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