WHAT ARE GYROPLANES?

Also known as gyrocopters, autogyros, or rotaplanes, gyroplanes are a type of rotorcraft that use an unpowered rotor wing in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that of a fixed wing aircraft, to provide thrust. While similar to a helicopter rotor in appearance, the gyroplane's rotor must have air flowing through the rotor disc to generate rotation.

  • Amazingly stable, turbulence and wind have little or no effect on gyroplanes so there's no bouncing around.  

  • Minimal take off distances, typically 30-300 feet depending on weather conditions and load.

  • Very short landing distances, typically 0-30 feet.

  • Wide range of speed including very slow speeds safely possible.

  • Gyroplanes cost about 10% of a helicopter to own yet can accomplish about 90% of what a helicopter can do.

  • Unlike a helicopter, gyroplanes cannot hover or take off and land vertically.  

  • Our gyroplanes will not stall or spin.  In the unlikely event of an engine failure, the pilot can easily glide down and make a gentle landing under full control. 

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  • Top Speed: 110 MPH

  • Cruise: 90-100 MPH

  • Smooth flight on windy days; turbulence has little effect.

  • Takeoff distance: 30-300 feet

  • Landing distance: 0-30 feet

  • Fuel Capacity 25 gallons; up to 5 hours range

  • Fuel burn: 5 gallons per hour

  • Cabin heating from radiator NOT muffler like most airplanes (no carbon monoxide risk)

  • Both doors are removable. 

  • Average cost: $110,000 (based on current dollar-euro exhange rate).

  • BREAKING NEWS!  FAA LSA Certification coming in 2017.   Will arrive factory assembled!  

Cavalon

Award Winning Side-by-side Seating

Calidus

Tandem Seating Enclosed Canopy

  • Top Speed: 120 MPH

  • Cruise: 95-110 MPH

  • BREAKING NEWS!  FAA Certified LSA, comes fully factory assembled. 

  • Smooth flight, even on windy days.

  • Takeoff distance: 30-300 feet dependng on load and wind. 

  • Landing distance: 0-30 feet

  • Fuel Capacity 19.8 gallons; 4.5-hour range

  • Fuel burn: 3 - 4.5 gallons per hour

  • Can carry 595 lbs. 

  • Average cost: $85,000 (based on current dollar-euro exhange rate).

MTO SPORT

Open-air Cockpit with Tandem Seating

  • Top Speed: 110 MPH

  • Cruise: 90-100 MPH

  • Smooth, stable flight, even on windy days.

  • Takeoff distance: 30-300 feet

  • Landing distance: 0-30 feet

  • Fuel Capacity 19.8 gallons; up to 4.5-hour range

  • Fuel burn: 3 to 4.5 gallons per hour depending on speed and load

  • Average cost: $65,000 (based on current dollar-euro exhange rate). 

HummingBird

Open-air Cockpit with Single Seating

Blue Skies Gyros is now pleased to offer a single place gyroplane from HummingBird along with service and training.

 

More info coming in June of 2016. 

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