Sometimes called a gyrocopter, a gyroplane has a rotor like a helicopter and a propeller like an airplane. It’s a unique kind of aircraft–and uniquely fun to fly.
This non-technical book is for persons who are interested in gyroplanes, especially those who may not know much about them, but are curious to discover more. Even persons who think they know a lot about gyroplanes may be surprised to learn about developments that are making gyroplanes better, safer, and more inviting to fly for novices new to aviation as well as pilots who fly all kinds of aircraft.
In brief, whether you’re avidly interested in gyroplanes or simply curious, this book is for you. Here’s some of the information you’ll find in this book.
A description of light-sport gyroplanes
How light-sport gyroplanes compare to other aircraft
A brief history of gyroplanes
Regulations for light-sport aircraft
Regulations for the Sport Pilot license
Considerations for gyroplane training
The most important issue confronting the future for light-sport gyroplanes
A directory of gyroplanes by manufacturers and models
A collection of resources for additional information about gyroplanes
The author, Ira McComic, is a US pilot with ratings for airplanes, helicopters and gyroplanes and is a Certified Flight Instructor. From Amirado Publishing Visit LightSportGyroplanes.com
Founder of Gyrocopter School and solely responsible for the successful introduction of the new breed of modern Gyrocopters in Sweden. Author of the official Swedish student material for training new gyrocopter pilots.
2500+ hours flying gyrocopters.