LightSportGyroplanes.comThursday September 24, 2020
World Record Claims Are
Putting Gyroplanes on the Map
Here's a closer look at the N-number for John's gyroplane. This is the same number as the one on the Kellett KD-1 that Johnny Miller flew. John, an aviation history buff, chose this number for his gyroplane and placed the emblem on it in tribute to Johnny Miller.
Johnny Miller is the pilot who, among other things, was the first person to complete a transcontinental flight in a gyroplane. That was in 1931 when he beat Amelia Earhart to that claim while she was was making the attempt at the same time, both of them flying Pitcairn PCA-2s. John's tribute to Johnny Miller is especially appropriate since one of the flights in this record-setting venture would be a trancontinental flight from New York to Los Angeles.
You can learn more about Johnny Miller, including his transcontinental flight, in Dr. Bruce Charnovís excellent book From Autogiro toGyroplane. You can still find the book, but itís becoming rare, and its price is going up. One place you can still find the book is at Amazon and below is a direct link to the bookís listing there.
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