Gyrocopter Test-Flight

Joe has been prepping for six years and has enough food to feed 24 people for two years. His stockade also includes 1500 gallons of water and a global communications system. He believes a “wiper” (a code that instructs a computer system to self-destruct) will take out the country’s telecommunications systems. One of his current projects is to build a post-apocalyptic schoolhouse to re-educate people after disaster, which his wife (who holds two Masters) will oversee.

His lifeboat includes a psychologist, paramedic, teachers, construction specialists and a military strategist named Catfish. The system consists of barbed wire fencing, razor wire, thorn mesquite plants (devil trees) and homemade claymores that will help protect a 40-mile radius. When this doesn’t prove effective, the group decides to create an experimental aircraft called the “gyro-copter” in order to maintain aerial dominance. Capable of taking off and landing in low spaces, it can operate at a tenth of a regular airplane’s fuel cost and can land even after being damaged. Initially, the engine won’t start, but they manage to get it fixed and test it successfully. See how the test flight went:

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  1. Paul
    January 7, 2014, 10:05 pm

    This is an example of how these shows invent scenarios that are not true. When you do a test flight on an experimental aircraft for the first time there can not be two people in the aircraft. The only exception is if the other person is Essential crew and that only occurs on much larger aircraft. That aircraft had already been flown and what they filmed was not the first flight. When you see an obvious lie and re-enactment on a show like this it makes you wonder how much of it was invented.

  2. Booba
    January 8, 2014, 10:18 pm

    DDP is a guilty pleasure. Who cares if they “sweeten’ the story. I’ll keep watching

  3. Jarrett Barclay
    January 9, 2014, 8:36 am

    Well Paul, clearly you don’t know the EAAC 43.13 very well. How you heard of weight & balance known as C.G. Probably this is a re-enactment of the test flight but one had to be made at sometime within the flight limits.

  4. Chris
    January 31, 2014, 11:19 am

    Well, it’s time that everyone realize that NOTHING on TV is real!

  5. Rob W
    January 18, 2015, 1:59 am

    All of these shows are scripted. I make industrial video productions and you cannot hinge any programming on the whims and whistles of a bunch of unprofessionals. Take Sons of Guns. Will was never the BIG BOSS, inventor, mind behind the show the promoted him to be. In the first season law enforcement in LA was all for them. The next seasons, while they were still involved, you could see the distates building as they knew they were realizing they were perpetuating the program producers big lies about what was going on. Imagine how boring this show would be if they allowed the preppers they examine to run the script and the timing, etc.,. It takes dozens, maybe hundreds of people to make a nationally syndicated program. If you prep yourself you know which of these preppers and their preps are real and which were fabricated at the last minute by the producers to add some sparks.

  6. RABBI
    February 11, 2015, 1:47 pm

    ROB W. for sure for sure as retired 20 yr vet and also a die hard prepper/survivalist these shows are NOT REAL hell the persons are not real, just stunt or extras from a broke down set of yesteryear in a real world disaster these idiots could NOT even tie their laces
    I watch a few limited episodes of sons of guns / and this pos all because i wanted to see how accurate they actually were. opps NOT
    i watched this particular show due to the fact of this aircraft still cannot find any intel on this particular unit