HAPPY NEW flying YEAR 2016!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

I was brought to task for not updating my Posts and Blog. Regular users of flights-with-rosie will know that I update the Home page introduction regularly, not realising that each time I do, the history is lost! Sorry People but hopefully I will do better in 2016.

This week [March!] I have been wishing other pilots “Happy New Year” ¬† ¬†because it has been the first time I’ve seen them in a very unflyable year in the UK, so far.

Let’s get flying now BUT be careful. Out of four aircraft trying to fly from the airfield this week, three had problems with their aircraft!

Choose a very good day to fly [yes, I know you are air starved] so that you can ease yourself back into flying.

VERY carefully and slowly do ALL pre-flight checks including a full power check.

Mentally play through your flight BEFORE you get in, especially take offs in a gyro and landing in a fixed wing.



Learning to fly my own gyro!

Sunday, April 8th, 2012
Converting onto the Magni Orion

Thank you, Phil Harwood and Nick Wright, [the gyrocopter experience, York, who converted me onto the Magni Orion [or M24] in March. I made the journey south from Rufforth, near York, to Maypole, near Canterbury without alarming Scampton, Waddington, Luton or Stansted!

It helps to take off the rotor brake!

Enjoy YOUR flying as well


HAPPY 2012!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012


Hurrah, the days are now getting longer again. Look out for those good spells of weather and be ready to fly!

Good flying this year


Congratulations Rosie!

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Yes, I’m congratulating myself!

Being sent first solo is a terrifying but liberating experience. You know you can do it but the instructor wont get out. Funny how as soon as he does get out you are not so confident any longer!

At last, Steve Boxall, my gyrocopter instructor, sent me solo. Once I’d taken off there was that unique, first solo, shock: only I could get me down! What a wonderful way to spend a day in March!

In April, I did my first solo cross country to Sandown, Isle of Wight. Even better, I found my way back to Old Sarum again. Steve Boxall was so pleased to get his Magni 16 back! Thanks Steve.

How was your flying in March and April?

Anyone want to share a Magni 24 in Kent?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Hi everyone

Went to the Flying Show last weekend and saw the Magni 24 side by side, full cockpit, gyrocopter. It does look good. I’ve had a few hours in the Magni 16 with Steve Boxall at Old Sarum and really enjoyed myself! We were doing circuits in 16 gusting 26 winds with no problem. This is the attraction of course besides the gyro’s great manoeuvrability and short landing roll.

The price is £70,000, however! So anyone interested?



Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Congratulations to Steve who went SOLO. I thought he might bring my aircraft back okay so I got out for that Very Very Special First Solo moment. Steve found that I weigh a certain amount so he was up in the air quicker than he is used to but he controlled it well. Seemingly he was a bit delusional as he could still hear me talking all the way round the circuit!

My special memory

The sun setting behind me and the red light reflected off the flash of Steve’s teeth! He remembered to taxi back to pick me up too. Weird to give so much pleasure just by staying on the ground!

Very Well Done, Steve. Not long now to your licence, weather permitting.