If any of you are combining your passions for Mickey Mouse and helicopter innovations by going to Heli-Expo in Anaheim this week, feel free to email me so that we can set up a time to meet. If you can’t afford an Airbus EC175 (Eurocopter got bored after crushing all of their U.S. competitors so they decided to waste some time, money, and effort on changing their name), the show will still be interesting because Robinson finally got approval from the FAA to install modern avionics in their products. All three Robinson models are now available with Aspen Avionics PFD/MFDs and touch-screen Garmin nav/coms.
Following Heli-Expo I am heading up to the Bay Area and would be delighted to catch up with readers there, possibly Friday (2/28) in the East Bay or Saturday (3/1) in San Francisco.
Update: The meeting will be at 1:30 pm (Pacific time) on Friday 2/28 at 1600 Shattuck Ave. (at Cedar) in Berkeley.