THE HISTORY OF GYROCOPTERS WILL BE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. PICTURES OF CURRENTS GYRO MODELS AS WELL AS PAST MODELS WILL BE SHOWN AND DISCUSSED.
MIKE MONTEFUSCO HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH AVIATION FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS AND HAS BEEN A CFI FOR MORE THAN 45 YEARS.
HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A FLIGHT TEST ENGINEER IN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT AT EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE AND THEN CLARK AIR FORCE BASE IN THE PHILIPPINES. WHILE AT EDWARDS, HE OCCASIONALLY TAUGHT INERTIAL GUIDANCE SYSTEMS AT THE USAF TEST PILOT SCHOOL. HE CURRENTLY FLIES AND INSTRUCTS IN VARIOUS GENERAL AVIATION EXPERIMENTAL [SX-300] AND TYPE-CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT AND IS A BEECHCRAFT PILOT PROFICIENCY PROGRAM [BPPP] INSTRUCTOR FOR THE AMERICAN BONANZA SOCIETY [ABS]
HE TEACHES OCCASIONALLY AT TCU AND UTA AND WAS FORMERLY A MEMBER OF THE NORTH TEXAS FAA SAFETY TEAM [FAAST] AND AN MD-80 INSTRUCTOR AT AMERICAN AIRLINES.
U.N.T. HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
3500 CAMP BOWIE BLVD
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
IF LOST CALL 817- 905-1889
From I-30W go North on Montgomery Street to Camp Bowie Blvd. Turn Right onto Camp Bowie, proceed one block and turn left onto Clifton Street then immediately turn left into the University's Parking Lot. Drive to the end of the lot and turn left. Go to the south end of the building and park.
Enter building's second floor through the glass doors and walk around the room to the elevators. Take an elevator down to the first floor and a docent will greet you and lead you to the meeting hall.
THIS IS WHAT THE A-12 MODEL LOOKED LIKE BEFORE IT WAS MOVED TO MEACHAM AIRPORT, FORT WORTH