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October 30, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: 2010 PRA Convention-A Quick Look At Rotorcraft's Premier Event

From WAY Back in 2010 (YouTube Version): As The Rotor Turns... Over Mentone!

Every year, the most dedicated fans of sport rotorcraft journey to a sleepy little airport in a small town in Indiana, by the name of Mentone. The town hosts a pretty neat little airport that, among it many claims to fame, is the home of the Popular Rotorcraft Association and a dynamite yearly rotorcraft gathering that gets its buzz on right after Oshkosh. The PRA was founded by the man who created the sport rotorcraft industry, Dr. Igor Bensen as, essentially, a type club for builder/pilots of his Bensen Gyrocopter.

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NTSB Prelim: Vans Aircraft Inc RV-12

Airplane Climbed To About 5,500 Ft Mean Sea Level (MSL) And Entered A Descending Right Turn With Increasing Speed

On October 20, 2022, about 1430 central daylight time, a Vans RV-12 airplane, N86GV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Chandler, Texas. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The flight operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) data showed the airplane departed the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR), Tyler, Texas from runway 22 at 1423.

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