Air International 2021-12
T.Batchelor - Spin cycle
The VertiJet gyrodone can achieve speeds of around 400mph - three times those of the average helicopter - but with reduced complexity and cost
Its highly prized 'E Conditions', awarded by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, mean that Condor is licensed to fly experimental aircraft
Barry Jones, director of aviation operations and chief pilot at Skyworks Aeronautics, considers the gyrocopter “aviation's best kept secret”
The Hawk 5 gyrocopter will commence flight tests in the summer of 2022
The Hawk 5 offers longer ranges (866nm), higher speeds (140kts max cruise speed), and greater useful loads (1,832lbs) than its predecessors