Frequently asked questions
Put simply, gyroplanes are the safest, most dynamic way to fly. From their inception, gyroplanes were designed to completely eliminate the risk of stall or tailspin, and their free-spinning rotor blades allow for extremely low speeds and very short landing distance. They offer a broad range of possible speed, and provide comfort and safety even in strong winds and high turbulence. Gyroplanes are a fraction of the cost to own and maintain when compared to a helicopter, and require minimal storage space and set-up time, making them the perfect choice for any aviator.
What rating do I need to fly a gyroplane?
If you're starting with no rating at all, you'll need a Sport Pilot rating to fly a gyroplane, which requires a minimum of 20 hours of flight time, including at least 15 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor and 5 hours of solo flight. Transitioning with a Private Pilot rating requires only a proficiency check and sign off from a certified instructor.
How fast can a gyroplane go?
The fastest gyro developed by AutoGyro is the Calidus, with a maximum speed of 185kph/115mph. The Cavalon is slightly slower, with a maximum speed of 160kph/100mph.
How high can I fly?
Can I take off and land in the city?
How far can I fly?
Both the AutoGyro Cavalon and the AutoGyro Calidus have a range of up to five hours. For the Cavalon, that equates to roughly 360 nautical miles. The Calidus has a slightly higher cruise speed, allowing it to travel approximately 430 nautical miles.