Saturday, April 18, 2015

Next up: Gyrocopter control. When gyrocopters are outlawed, only outlaws will have gyrocopters.

"I think that there's absolutely a gap, and it's a very dangerous gap, with regard to our airspace,' Cummings said. 'I don't want people to get a message that they can just land anywhere. Suppose there was a bomb or an explosive device on that air vehicle? That could have been a major catastrophe.'
And the pilot, it seems, is an Obama supporter.
Alena knew that Doug was very patriotic and interested in politics. He followed the news and was in the know of the current political events. He seemed to have supported President Obama and thought that Congress blocked many of the President's efforts, she said.


Anonymous said...

He has shat ... and gone blind.

The horror of bombers in gyrocopters!

This shreeks about realization of total loss of control ...

Leviathon has soiled itself.


Longbow said...

Guess what, Mike. It is already illegal to fly an ultralight aerial vehicle over built-up areas.

SS, dd.

Roger said...

Hey Pelosi...Cummings... Guess what? Life has risks. Deal with it like the rest of us. You are no more 'special' than anyone else (contrary to your belief).

skybill said...

Hi Mike,
This dude isn't the "First" to land a Auto-gyro/gyro copter on the white house lawn.(No "Case of Beer!!) 'Gotta do some aviation diggin' but I recall a dude landed a "Auto Gyro" on the White house lawn, during the early 30's maybe late 20's?? I think it was the prez before FDR?/ Other than the prez wasn't impressed he was just told to go home!! History repeats itself .....with a liberal twist!!
Got Gunz??,

pdxr13 said...

From German U-boat Kites to Mad Max movies!

Unknown said...

An 0bammy supporter ... and a ``patriot?'' I don't think ``patriot'' means what she thinks it means.

Anonymous said...

I keep thinking of the movie, "The Road Warrior".

Ed said...

Just think of all the collateral damage when someone fires a surface-to-air missile or three to take out the next gyrocopter in this restricted airspace.

I was impressed that none were launched during this episode. However, there are some who insist that we "do something", which may have unexpected consequences.

Anonymous said...

I flew gyroplanes for years until my crash two years ago.(my fault)
This is perhaps the worst choice possible for someone to weaponize due to the extreme drag vs power requirements, and an surface to air missile wohld most likely have extreme difficulty with guidence. Not much of a profile and not much mass or heat.
As for the ultralight the machine he was on had a name, Gyronimo. I knew the gyro, not the man. It is NOT an ultralight and since he was over the 254 lb weight limit he will likely have to answer for flying an unregistered aircraft in court.
Any and I mean ANY response from any politician is going to harm the aviation community.
May they all rot away trapped on a deserted island that used to be a leper colony!