Gyroplanes, helicopters and autogyros, including other sport and GA aircraft, will gather at the Mentone Airport (C-92) in Indiana, Aug. 2-6 for the 49th Annual Convention of the Popular Rotorcraft Association.
This is a rare opportunity to see these unique flying machines, talk to the pilots, builders, kit manufacturers, and see them fly, according to officials. The rotorcraft will range from simple open-frame ultralight gyroplanes and helicopters to multi-seat enclosed cross-country rotorcraft.
Joining the rotorcraft this year will be the powered parachute EXTRAVANZA, with powered parachutes from across the United States and a raffle for a POWRACHUTE powered parachute.
This event has been presented every year for almost five decades. In recent years it has been held at the Mentone, Indiana airport, owned by the Popular Rotorcraft Association. All aircraft types are welcome to fly in, and a control crew will work to blend fixed-wing and rotary-wing traffic. The airport has on-site space for tent camping, showers and also hookups for water and electricity for RVs. A concession stand provides food and beverage service. Local motels are available. Premium auto gas will be available for purchase on site and 100LL is available 7 miles away.
Visitors will see daily flight demonstrations and open flying continuing throughout each day. Certified flight instructors will also offer demonstration rides for those who wish to experience flight in a gyroplane. A variety of vendors will be present with everything from T-Shirts and wind socks to rotorblades and engines.
Forums and workshops will be presented daily discussing many aspects of building and flying gyroplanes, helicopters and light sport aircraft. Cross-country events will be conducted after each daily pilot briefing. Convention visitors may visit the on-field Archimedes/LeRoy Hardee Museum of Homebuilt Rotorcraft, and take a tour of the Bell Helicopter Museum nearby.
Register Here. One Day Pass $5 (available at gate)