G-YROX Stalled By Russian Bureaucrats | Aero-News Network And, incidentally, the first round-the-world gyrocopter is stuck awaiting the Russian authorities to approve the flight through Siperia.
The G-YROX pilot, Norman Surplus, is based in Northern Ireland. He left his home base in March 2010 and has struggled around Asia and through Japan and hopes to continue up the Russian east coast and across Bering Sea into Alaska sometimes in the spring of 2012. The G-YROX blog explains.
08 September 2011
South African Team In LA On GA Circumnavigation Attempt | Aero-News Network Sling 4 is a four-seater born out of the South African Sling LSA whose second prototype crashed in the ocean off the South African coast during flat-spin testing on February 13 2010. The crew are now stuck in LA by the US authorities, perhaps because of the proximity of 9/11 anniversary.