Dave Armando's Rotorway 162F

Dave Armando Rotorway-162F helicopter

After 600 hours of build time my 2008 Rotorway 162F helicopter departed the earth. First flight was from my driveway after pushing it out of the garage. I have great neighbors! Continue reading "Dave Armando's Rotorway 162F"

Bill Hogue's AutoGyro MTO Sport

I had been researching gyroplane technology for the past 20 years and knew that the modern gyroplane was an amazing aircraft. After scoring a ride in a MTO Sport in July of 2015, I knew I had to have one. I was fortunate that a dealer and flight training in Searcy, Arkansas was only an hour away by car. Continue reading "Bill Hogue's AutoGyro MTO Sport"

Hummingbird Heli Kit Status Official

Vertical Aviation Technologies of Orlando, Florida is proud to announce that the company has recently received official FAA notice that the new Hummingbird 260L standard and quickbuild kits are eligible Experimental/Amateur-Built kits meeting the 51% rule. The standard Hummingbird kit has been eligible since 1993 and was recently re-evaluated, the company says. The quickbuild kit was developed two years ago to assist builders through the sheet-metal construction of the fuselage and tail cone, but the official designation was delayed by pending changes to the "major-portion" rule. Continue reading "Hummingbird Heli Kit Status Official"

Oops, We Missed One

Despite our diligent efforts, we missed listing a manufacturer in the February 2010 issue’s Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide. The company is Rotary Flight Dynamics, which manufactures the Dominator gyro.

Rotary Flight Dynamics has single- and dual-place designs, and you can find more information about them by calling 813/634-3370 or by visiting the company’s web site here.