American Ranger Gyroplanes

Today we are talking to President of Silverlight Aviation, Abid Farooqui. Abid’s company manufactures these cool flying machines you see in the video. They are known as gyroplanes, or autogyros. These are basically aircraft with propellers (pusher motors) and a rotor wing. You get the push of power from the back to propel you in the air and the rotor wings keep you stabilized and airborne.

Gyroplanes are unlike anything you’ve seen out there. They do operate like fixed wing airplanes but they really are not. Generally pilots of fixed wing airplanes will need 10-20 hours of proper training to make a transition into flying gyroplanes.

The price for gyroplanes will range from $70,000 to about $120,000

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