As the authorized Western States Sales and Service Center for the AutoGyro line of gyroplanes, we take great pride in offering aircraft sales, service and training year round. Contact us today!
These three models of Auto-Gyro gyroplanes available for purchase from Airgyro are manufactured in Germany by the largest volume gyroplane manufacturer in the world. There are now over 1,000 aircraft from Auto-Gyro flying, in countries around the globe. Airgyro Aviation has many years of experience building, flying, training and supporting gyroplanes.
Our certified flight instructor is not only a long-time pilot, but he has degrees in aviation and in instructional education. He knows how to teach, and can enable you to quickly obtain a license and begin enjoying the excitement and pleasure of piloting your own aircraft.
From Utah, west through California, Airgyro Aviation is the place to buy your gyroplane and learn to fly it.
Check out this video below of a Calidus gyroplane taking off, flying, and landing (shots from both inside the cockpit and from the ground combined):
Why Gyroplanes are a better way to fly:
Gyroplanes are a safer, more fun way to fly. The first major safety feature is that a Gyroplane can not stall, like an airplane will. Even if the engine quits entirely, the free-rotating rotor blade - our SafetyRotor - simply acts like a parachute. Since the rotor is not powered anyway, you can land the Gyroplane under full control, just like you normally land. Descending keeps the rotor turning and you can get about 4,000 feet of horizontal distance for every 1,000 feet of elevation.
And that's when the second major safety feature of a Gyroplane comes into play. A Gyroplane can land, similar to a helicopter, in a very short distance. You don't need to find a runway - just enough distance for your 30 foot rotor. You won't go running into something upon landing.
Gyroplanes are more stable than small airplanes, especially in wind. The rotor blades absorb rough air, that will cause fixed-wing airplanes to bounce and pitch. You will ride much easier in a gyroplane than light airplanes.
You can learn to fly in a Gyroplane sooner than in other aircraft:
Gyroplanes can fly slower than airplanes. The SafetyRotor provides lift at a much lower speed than the wings of an airplane. This means that a new pilots reaction time does not have to be as fast in a Gyroplane. You have more time to judge your landing. And with the greater stability of the gyroplane, you are less subject to sidewinds or drafts. Plus most all of the control is done by the single control stick. You don't have to coordinate flaps, ailerons, and a tail rudder with your feet like you do in a fixed wing airplane. It is easier, and therefore quicker to learn to fly in a gyroplane.
Helicopters are more difficult to fly than airplanes, and immensely more difficult to fly than a Gyroplane. That is because everything must be controlled by manipulating the complex powered rotor in a helicopter. Forward flight happens by tilting the rotor into the forward motion. Lift is controlled by varying the pitch and speed of the rotor. If the engine in a helicopter quits, the rotor blades immediately lose lift. There is a short period of time for the pilot to disengage his rotor, and to reorient the craft from a forward tilt to a backward tilt so that the air can start driving the rotation of the rotor, like happens naturally in a gyroplane. Gyroplanes do not have this time-critical adjustment requirement. They are already in free-rotation flight and can be landed normally even if the engine quits.
Gyroplanes are much simpler than a helicopter. They do not need a tail rotor to keep the torque of the overhead rotor from spinning the aircraft around, like a helicopter does. If that tail rotor on a helicopter fails, the helicopter pilot is in serious trouble. On a Gyroplane, the main rotor is not powered, so it puts no engine-driven torque on the aircraft. Gyroplanes are pushed by a propeller. Gyroplanes are inherently more immune to problems from engine failure than helicopters.
A Gyroplane is the safe, stable, sensible way to learn to fly. And for experienced fixed-wing pilots, flying a Gyroplane is a much more relaxed and fun way to fly.