Aircraft Owners support pages
Each aircraft type has its own owners page
Pilot’s Handbook, Maintenance manuals, Service Bulletins and all other appropriate information can be found in the support section. Access is only available to RSUK gyroplane pilot owners and authorised maintenance engineers. For access contact RSUK
A flight test is not now mandatory as part of the renewal process. It will be the decision of the owner/operator or the inspector whether a flight test should be conducted.
Consult CAP 1038 (link above) for guidance on when a flight test would be required. Reasons for not conducting a flight test should be recorded in the logbook with reference to CAP1038.
Rotorsport gyroplanes work best when they receive the finest level of technical care.
Your gyroplane can receive the care it needs either at our purpose built workshops, or from one of the independent engineers who have attended our airframe course.
The list shows details of Engineers authorised by the CAA to work on the Rotorsport MTseries aircraft airframe.
It is the aircraft owner’s responsibility to ensure that any engineer has the relevant qualifications, approval and insurance.
Engineers authorised by the CAA to work on RSUK gyroplanes
Authorised service engineers for Woodcomp SR3000 VP prop are Gerry Speich at RSUK, Graham Shackleton, John Hereward, Nick Seymour and Kevin Robinson.
All permit aircraft must have their permit renewed annually. We advise that the renewal process be started at least 6 weeks before the permit expires. See the list for advice.
Organisations which can renew the Certificate of Validity are:
1. The CAA as before
2. The LAA -
3. Arion Aviation (Carol Brightwell) at Rochester airport
Also applications to the CAA are now via an online form with an online payment facility. Please see PR01 for advice on completing this form.
Permit renewal a pain in the backside? Then bring your aircraft to RSUK -
RSUK generated service bulletins etc are on the owners’ pages. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep up to date with the latest issues.
However it is not RSUK’s responsibility to keep owners informed about Mandatory Permit Directives. These should be checked on a regular basis.
For 2014 the CAA permit renewal application fee is £258.
This includes travelling and up to 2 hours of surveyor time. If the time runs over you will be charged the excess (approx £130/hour) so make sure that all your docs are in order and you don’t delay him with cups of tea and general chit-