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Am I silly?

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Oct 6, 2008
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Well due to an unfortunate accident and loss of my gyroplane I have decided to reexamine my priorities. A novice pilot flew off the runway and collided with my brand new gyroplane. Thank god nobody was killed in the accident. I now stand without a machine and am looking at my next move after the dust settles. Before I built my gyroplane I was very much interested in a Skybolt but $ were a factor.

Now without a machine and a hole burning in my wallet I feel it is time to get in to my next dream machine. I have never been a conventional pilot, hence gyroplanes, and after logging 20+ hours in a spam can I can say that they are boring. I am working towards my FW private. I have over 500 hours in gyroplanes and am very proficient with them. I do have some questions regarding the the skybolt and training so here goes:

1. If I decide to purchase a machine can I finish my Private Pilot training in my own experimental bi-plane? Or does it need to be in a certified aircraft?

2. Are there any resources near Chicago that can help me better understand the machines and get instruction?

3. Am I crazy if I don't wanna go the typical route of a spam can and jump right in to a acro plane? I have done acro work in other types of planes and love EVERY second of it... I know it is for me.

Thanks for any help guys! Can't wait to get in to the air again!!


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