Monthly Archives: November, 2016

Xenon gyroplane

Owner John Salz, Springfield, Illinois treated Job Conger to a flight around the pea patch in his2007 Xenon gyroplane, designed by a French engineer and manufactured in Poland by Celier Aviation. It has a 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engine. During our encounter, he explained “Gyros fly very much like  a fixed-wing airplane because most gyros …

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Raytheon T-6A Texan II

These pictures were taken Saturday, November 5, 2016 following the arrival of two T-6s with student pilots and IPs from Vance AFB, Oklahoma. I was escorted on the ramp by a very courteous, enthusiastic student front seater who aims to fly left seat in C-17s which he admires greatly. He explained that the USAF is …

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SNJ-6 of John Schonhorst

I was delighted to meet John Schonhorst and passenger US Navy veteran Bob May who visited Springfield in late afternoon October 31, 2016. I understand from Greg Vallero, who taught John how to fly this Texan, that JS is veteran pilot with two military services and more. Bob — believe it or not — soloed …

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