At approximately 4 pm
Mountain Daylight Time on October 5, 2005
I landed at St. George,
Utah completing the trip and making me the first
person to make a
continuous flight by gyroplane to all
48 States in the
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The GyroAmerica project is an expedition to fly a
small kit built gyroplane to all 48 states in the Continental U.S. If
we are successful in making an uninterrupted voyage to visit each state we
will be the first to have ever done so in a gyroplane.
The small expedition is a husband and wife endeavor
with Rob Dubin flying the gyroplane and Dee Dubin driving a 34' motorhome
with a Jeep Cherokee in tow. Our plan is to go slowly seeing as much
of the country as we can. In most instances we'll only travel a
few hundred miles a day and will rendezvous each night at small airports
along our route. We may only travel every third or fourth day with the
off days spent exploring our surroundings.
About the Crew
Rob and Dee Dubin have been the owners of a Denver
based film production company since 1976. With Rob working as a
director/cameraman and Dee as a producer they have made several television
series, and numerous TV commercials, corporate films and documentaries
throughout the world. In 1995 the Dubin's put aside the cameras and
moved aboard a 40 foot sailboat which has been their home for the last 10
years. During those 10 years they have sailed throughout the
Caribbean, parts of South and Central America and crossed the Pacific Ocean
to Australia. Their boat is currently in storage in Australia and
following the GyroAmerica expedition they plan to return to the boat and
continue their sailing circumnavigation of the world.
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Dubin's sailing adventures click
To leave this website and read about the fantastic Xenon Gyroplanes that
Rob is importing from Europe click
To read about our gyro expedition and see pictures
to go to our Flight Logs.
What is a gyroplane?
A gyroplane is similar to a helicopter in that it
has rotors instead of wings, but unlike a helicopter a gyroplane has a
propeller pushing it through the air and the rotors are unconnected to the
engine. As the propeller thrusts the gyro forward the force of the air
going past causes the rotor blades to spin.
To read more about how gyroplanes work
click here or look on the
Questions and Answers page .
Where are we today?
click here to see where we are now. Our
location will be indicated by Dee's ham radio call sign which is KG4AYO.
Thanks to those who got us started on our
We want to thank the people and companies that
helped us get our gyro ready for this epic flight. Certified Flight Instructor Scott Tinnesand;
Terry Eiland, Terry Brandt, Steve,
Monte, Brent and the entire staff from Groen Brothers Aviation; and
Mark, Julie, Shane, Harold and John from
Air West Charters in Phoenix.
Scott is a superb CFI and gave unstintingly of his time and good
advice. Groen Brothers were
very helpful with preparations and an annual inspection prior to the trip.
Air West run a
charter service and flight school in Phoenix and were kind enough to donate
a corner of their hangar as a home for us while we prepared for the voyage.
The owners Mark and Julie and their crew of talented A&P's simply could not
have been any kinder or more helpful- we are very appreciative of all their
assistance. If ever you need a charter aircraft in Phoenix they are
the ones to call.
Rob & Dee