The gyrocopter carrying my son and Guido, the pilot, takes off. It does not go straight up like a helicopter, but lifts off after motoring down the runway.
My initial reluctance for Stuart to take the flight was lessened by my realization that (1) Stuart was goint to take the flight no matter what I thought or said, and (2) I could ask Stuart to take some photos that I could use on this blog.
The second photo shows the gyrocopter as it starts to climb and head away for its flight. The Tamarindo Airport is near the entrance to the Tamarindo estuary on the north side of town. The gyrocopter took a 20 minute flight over the estuary, then south along the beach past Tamarindo and Langosta to the new J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort at Hacienda Pinilla, then back over Langosta and Taarindo on a more more inland route, before finishing with a loop around Playa Grande.