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e-Newsletter - February 9, 2021

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Gyropedia Selected as Training Program

Over 72,000 gyroplane student flight hours logged

Gyropedia, an online and textbook-based instruction program, has been selected by Air Command as its primary flight training program.  Gyropedia began as a worldwide standardization of gyroplane flight training to lower insurance costs. Today, over 72,000 flight hours have been logged into the program.

"The foundation of a great instructional program is its curriculum", according to Air Command President Joe Covelli. "Gyropedia is a recognized world leader in our aviation market space." Covelli added, "As we bring our rotorcraft models back into production later this year, it is essential we use the best training resources to benefit both instructors and student pilots alike. A stable performing gyroplane is only as safe as the pilots who fly them."

Phil Harwood, the Chairman of IAPGT, the organization that developed Gyropedia said, "Over the past seven years, Gyropedia has had active involvement from over 130 instructors from around the world as part of the `Best Practice Challenge`. The ability to collaborate on techniques and learn lessons from a peer group is a vital component in creating a safe gyroplane community. The active participation by Air Command reflects the company's positive attitude to provide a complete support network for the pilots who will fly the Air Command gyroplane."

Flight Instructor Recruitment Program Underway

In January, Air Command launched an international effort to increase the number of certified gyroplane flight instructors (CFI) in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. To learn more about the recruitment program, contact Air Command by phone +1 903-527-3335, email, or complete the > online form.

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Blackhawk's AS9100 Quality Program

Quality assurance built into every rotor blade and part

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In our newest podcast, meet Al Thompson, Quality Assurance Manager at Blackhawk Aerospace Composites.  Al describes the AS9100 aerospace standard they subscribe to for Blackhawk's quality assurance (QA) manufacturing program. Why should AS9100 certification be important to you when building a gyroplane kit or flying rotor blades? Listen to find out why.

Air Command and Skywheels partnered with Blackhawk Aerospace Composites to manufacture rotor blade systems and gyroplane kit parts. Having a partner like Blackhawk, who subscribes to an AS9100 aerospace quality assurance standard to manufacture and check parts, is very important to Air Command and Skywheels and their commitment to customers about quality assurance when building and flying their gyroplane or rotor blade products.

Previous Podcasts You May Find Interesting

> Skywheels Stability with Former Owner Jim Lezie

> Skywheels Test Pilot Greg Bradley

> Skywheels Founder Jim McCutchen

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Skywheels Assembly Video Illustration

"Plug and Play" assembly made easy

The Skywheels rotor blade system is the easiest gyroplane rotor setup you will ever assemble. The center section (hub bar) is a stress-free "plug and play" design. Insert each rotor blade in its respective A or B pocket, drop in the blade retention hardware, and you are ready to go flying. Stringing a kite line tip-to-tip to check the chord alignment is not required but optional.

Featured Product: Assembly Alignment Pin

One tool, two uses to make assembly easy

The alignment pin is extremely handy when inserting rotor blade bolt retention hardware into the Skywheels center section holes as well as when installing the center section (hub bar) to the rotorhead.  > Click here to order the alignment pin at the Air Command company store.

Assembly Alignment Pin: $12.50, plus shipping.

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Over 1,000 Facebook Followers

Recently, Air Command's Facebook page reached 1,000 followers. Thank you for your interest in gyroplane flying and Air Command International. To join our Facebook page and follow us, > click here.

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