Friday March 23, 2018


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US Gyroplane Instructors

The following is a list of the names and locations of US light-sport gyroplane instructors. You can click on the name of an instructor to view more detailed data for that instructor such as contact information, airman and instructor certifications, and other information.

To make it easier to find the locations of instructors, state codes (for example, TX) -- or in some cases, a country -- are displayed in red.
Instructors are presumed to offer training at the locations listed. In some cases, an instructor may have identified other locations where training is offered. If so, an asterick appears with the state code or country and you can click on the name of the instructor and find those locations in "Other Training Locale(s)"

This list is provided for general information and should not be considered authoritative nor absolutely current.

If you are a US gyroplane instructor and your name doesn’t appear in the list, or if you wish to update your information, please contact me at the email address below.

Chris Burgess
Frederick, MD
Cobus Burger
Morrison, CO
Desmon Butts
Tomball, TX
Larry Banks
Spencer, TN
Michael Burton
Spanish Fork, UT*
Terry Brandt
Avondale, AZ
Vance Breese
Nipomo, CA*
Brent Drake
Shelbyville, IN
Dayton Dabbs
Taylor, TX
Dofin Fritts
Pensacola, FL
Henry Foster
Dallas, TX*
Steve Foster
Searcy, AR
Greg Gremminger
Ste. Genevieve, MO
Gary Goldsberry
Moorseville, IN
Duane Hunn
Saginaw, MI
Roy Hanan
Edgewater, FL
David Johnson
Edgewood, NM
Aston Kinsey
Hallandale, FL
Bob Keller
Caledonia, MI
David Klein
Antioch, IL*
Chris Lord
Sebring, FL*
Jim Logan
Williston Park, NY
Craig McPherson
Blum, TX*
James Mayfield
Avondale, AZ
Ron Menzie
Searcy, AR
Robert Martian
Hobe Sound, FL
Steve McGowan
Macon, GA
Ed Newbold
Galloway, OH
Gary Neal
Spartanburg, SC
James Nadig
Grove City, PA
Rick Niles
Laurel, MD
Tim O'Connor
Batavia, OH
Britta Penca
Oracle, AZ
Cammie Patch
Boise, ID
Julian Pridmore-Brown
Boise, ID
Paul Patterson
Edmond, OK
Don Randle
Petersburg, IL
Bob Snyder
Stevensville, MD
Guido Scheidt
Costa Rica*
Mark Sprigg
Kelso, MO
Silas Smith
Cedar Lake, IN*
Jim Vanek
Scappoose, OR
George Woods
Anchorage, AK*
John Webb
Gainesville, TX
Pat Warren
McMinnville, OR

The 2017 supplement for
Light-Sport Gyroplanes

Click to view 'MORE Light-Sport Gyroplanes' at
Available at

Light-Sport Gyroplanes:
An introductory guide

Click to view 'Light-Sport Gyroplanes' at
Available at

Click to view 'The American Ranger AR-1' at
Available as a
digital short-form
publication at