British Rotorcraft
Radio

The Law as you probably know, is changing. By January 1st 2018 all radio's must be 8.33 khz frequency spacing NOT 25 khz . The CAA are quite clear on this now and i have attached a link below to take you to the page on their website.

https://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Aircraft-ownership-and-maintenance/8-33-kHz-radios/

Funding criteria and how to claim has now been announced.

This section should take you to the necessary sections of the CAA website both to check the criteria and to make a claim.

Flying Abroad

In this section you will find links to sites in various Countries where you can download permit applications. Included is France, Spain and Portugal.

Instructors

In this section you will find links to many instructors and at the bottom of the page is the PPL (G) Syllabus

Improving your Flying ability

A number of organisations now offer ways to enhance, improve and challenge your flying skills. The International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training. IAPGT is probably the most structured way to achieve this. They offer online tools with "I am told" easy to use software and methodical prompts to keep your flying up to date.

The LAA and AOPA have Award scheme's that offer incentives for Pilot's to continue to challenge themselves so do look at these to see if anmy may suit you.

Gasco who we at the association whole heartedly support regularly offer Safety Evenings that you can attend, these are held at various locations and are widely published in both aviatiion magazines and on the gasco.org.uk website. http://www.gasco.org.uk/safety-evenings.aspx

Another great way to improve your flying experience is to contact other pilots, see if you can set up mini groups and inform one another of flights you plane to make. It can be very intersting and more fun flying with others.

Events

Record Autogyro Fly In attempt at Old Warden. Visit this historic venue and witness the biggest autogyro seen in the UK - certainly in recent years. See the oroginal Little Nellie from the James Bond Film "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE". Wing Commander Ken Wallis flew this remarkable little aircraft for 46 hours to give us that 7 minute scene in the film. We are alos hoping to have the largest display of flying model gyro's as well. This really should be a memorable event for any age.

Membership

Use this section to join our ever growing community - or renew your subscription online.

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Forum

The new and exclusive British Rotorcraft Association Forum - to register just make up a username and enter your email - a password is then sent to you....

Please engage with one another and see if we can create a much more unified association. I am not sure how easy this is to work so please send me feedback if you come across difficulties and I will do what I can to iron out the bumps.

Gyro Friendly Airfields

As this site develops we will add airfields that we know are pleased to welcome autogyro's.

Obviously as Sandown now belongs to two autogyro pilots this is top of our list. This is great news for autogyro's and the GA community at large.
Rochester where the 2013 open gyro competition is being held.
Chiltern Park where last years (2012) was held.
Damyn's Hall. Always a great field to fly into.

Gallery

A collection of photo's that should interest gyro enthuiasts. This picture is of Ken Wigley's Calidus Trailer. It actually looks like a secret weapon to me

BRA Products

A small range of Caps, Badges, Sweatshirts and T Shirts with the BRA logo.

Spamfield 2014

Spamfield 2014. 226 Aircraft turned up over the weekend despite the poor viz at times. The Saturday whilst I was there the place was buzzing and Sandown and the organisers made it a very enjoyable event. Well done to the Organisers, Sandown and of course everyone that came.

LAA and CAA permit info and help travelling to FRANCE

Gyro competition Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green 16th August.
sadly the weather deterred quite a few prospective visitors, however 11 aircraft flew in and 9 took part in the competition. None of those had ever taken part before.

Richard Harrison in the Callidus came 1st
Rupert Stanley in the M24 was 2nd
Ian Donnellan

Everyone agreed it was a fun experience although challenging in the strong crosswind.


Links

Useful and Interesting links - Click HERE to view

Single Seaters (Airworthy)

This section will show a collection of Single Seat autogyro's that can still be seen flying.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE MORE

Documents BRA. CAA. LAA.

Use thyis section to access Document 44 (Gyroplane Licensing) This includes the Syllabus.

The ANO (Air Navigation Order)

Inspectors.

This section will guide you to the current list of Inspectors. Many of these will be able to carry out the maintenance as well.

Welcome To The British Rotorcraft Associations Website - No need to LOG IN

Welcome To The British Rotorcraft Associations Website - No need to LOG IN

Today was somewhat of a landmark in the transition from the CAA to the LAA issueing Factory Built Gyro permit revalidations.

Mr Malcolm Jorgensen (Caa) Mr Ken Craigie (LAA) David Fairbrass (Cheif Inspector LAA) and myself (Supplying G-PAFF and manuals etc) all met this morning at Graveley Airfield.

The purpose of this meeting was for the CAA to assess the LAA's progress with proposed inspection procedures and for all parties to ensure that all elements necessary are either in place or thought through well enough to finalise.

There is another similar revalidation inspection and meeting in the north towards the end of the month. Subject to the outcome of this the devolution process at the CAA will enter its final phase. All agreed that subject to all being agreed at or by the next meeting, the revalidation process should be handled by the LAA by June.

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