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The World’s First Hybrid Flying Car | The GyroMotion

AutoGyro, the global leader in gyroplane manufacturing, proudly presents the world’s first hybrid flying car together with Pavel Brezina of AutoGyro Nirvana, the GyroMotion. This revolutionary vehicle marks a new era in personal transportation, combining the freedom of flight with the convenience of driving.

INTRODUCING THE GYROMOTION | THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

The GyroMotion seamlessly transitions between flying and driving modes, offering unparalleled versatility and efficiency. With a flying range of 600 kilometers and a driving range of around 50 kilometers, the GyroMotion is designed to meet the diverse needs of modern travelers.


KEY FEATURES

  • Hybrid Functionality: GyroMotion offers the ability to switch between driving and flying, providing a flexible and innovative transportation solution.
  • Extended Range: Capable of flying up to 600 kilometers and driving up to 50 kilometers, GyroMotion ensures completing long journeys and short trips with ease.
  • Czech Registration: Currently, the GyroMotion can be flown and driven with a Czech Republic registration and can be operated anywhere where permited. AutoGyro is actively pursuing certifications to enable registration in many more countries around the globe.
  • Proven Performance: Over 30 GyroMotions are already registered in the Czech Republic and are actively flying and driving across the world, demonstrating the vehicle’s reliability and practicality.

A NEW DIMENSION IN TRAVEL

AutoGyro’s GyroMotion is set to transform personal transportation by providing a seamless solution for both flying and driving. Whether commuting to work, attending appointments, or reaching a hotel, the GyroMotion ensures driving the ‘last miles’ to the final destination after landing.

“We are excited to present the GyroMotion, a vehicle that embodies the future of personal transportation,” said Pavel Brezina, founder and owner of AutoGyro Nirvana (AGN) who developed the GyroMotion technology supported by AutoGyro. “This innovation not only showcases our commitment to technological advancement but also provides a practical solution to modern mobility challenges. When travelling with our GyroMotion aircraft through Europe, Africa, The Middle East and the USA these past few months, we were excited to experience the need and high demand for our solution.”



Join the AutoGyro Partner Family

Do you share our passion for gyroplane flying and would like to actively contribute to spreading it around the world?

Let’s grow the global market together and drive the AutoGyro business forward in your country.

As market leader with more than 20 years of production experience we are continuously expanding our global AutoGyro partner network.
Take the chance and join our partner family now! 

Enjoy the difference. Join the difference.

We are looking for new sales partners all over the world, especially in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Benefit from the operating with gyroplanes built by the world’s leading gyroplane manufacturer, with 3.100 gyroplanes in service, made-in-Germany quality and excellent service support. 

Further major orders for AutoGyro

Gyroplane fleets ensure security from the air




AutoGyro Jandarma Aerial Surveillance

Turkey Jandarma Report – Cavalon Sentinel Fleet Aerial Surveillance use case

Learn first-hand from Turkish Jandarma Havacilik about the economic advantages and their experience when using AutoGyro gyroplanes instead of helicopters for aerial surveillance tasks. Equipped with cameras and autopilot, our AutoGyro Cavalon Sentinels are successfully used for traffic monitoring and other missions –  in a very cost-effective, practical and green way.

On the occasion of its 55th anniversary, the Gendarmerie Aviation Department provides impressive insights, including the procurement process, experience and expansion plans for their fleet and use cases.

Read the excerpts or the complete interviews with the Jandarma responsibles in the special issue of „Defence Turkey“ | Volume 17 | Issue 125, 2023 | Aerial Photos: Cem DOĞUT.

COST-EFFECTIVE SEARCH & MONITORING

“Flight and maintenance costs of our helicopters are quite high. We needed a cost-effective aerial vehicle capable of performing helicopter tasks and transmitting images from the air.

The time for aerial search can be 10x longer than the time for the rescue phase using the helicopter. So we split the search and rescue mission into 2 parts.
The aerial search includes for example:

  • Searching for accident victims, drug cultivation areas, illegal immigration, tracking and locating criminals
  • Providing aerial security for VIPs
  • Ensuring security of natural gas & oil pipelines.”

Major General Ali DOĞAN
Director of Gendarmerie Aviation┃Jandarma Havacilik Turkey


OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND EXPANDED USE

“As a result of the efforts of our R&D Department, we decided that AutoGyro gyroplanes could fulfill this role. We quickly integrated this system into our inventory, not only incorporating the electro-optical capabilities that a few of our helicopters possess but also enabling the transmission of these images to our personnel on the ground.

Subsequently, by coordinating with our units, we explored other potential areas of utilization: We expanded the inventory of AutoGyro gyroplanes by adding tasks such as: public safety, search & rescue, reconnaissance, surveillance, border security, wildfire monitoring and illicit crop monitoring.

With many more projects, we remain committed to enhancing our operational effectiveness with our approach.”

Senior Colonel Arif HAKERLER
Chief of the Gendarmerie Aviation Division┃Jandarma Havacilik Turkey


REDUCED FLIGHT AND MAINTENANCE COSTS

The maintenance and sustainment activities for our AutoGyro gyroplanes are carried out by our own technicians. The use of regular gasoline significantly reduces flight costs, making operational expenses incredibly economical. While the hourly flight cost for a helicopter is approximately US$ 3.000, for a AutoGyro gyroplane, this cost reduces to around US$ 35.”

Gendarmerie Pilot Colonel Ruhi YÜKSEL
The Commander of the Support Group at the
Gendarmerie Aviation Department┃Jandarma Havacilik Turkey

AutoGyro Fly-In and Open House 2023

AutoGyro looks back on a great fly-in weekend at the end of August 2023: Numerous AutoGyro gyroplane, pilots and partners from Germany and abroad as well as several hundred visitors from Hildesheim accepted the invitation to the fly-in and open house.

After an official reception by the AutoGyro management and the mayor of Hildesheim, Dr. Ingo Meyer, on the occasion of the 20th production anniversary, the guests were able to take a tour of the company, participate in workshops and try out flights with the AutoGyro team and experience the world of gyroplanes.

The HR team at a career stand informed about the numerous entry possibilities at AutoGyro. Also a child program as well as food and drinks has been provided. The visitors enjoyed the insights and the exchange in a relaxed atmosphere and stayed until the highlight: the joint sunset flight in best weather.

A celebration in the evening with customers, partners, friends & family as well as the pilot breakfast rounded off the event weekend.

See you at the AutoGyro Fly-In!

AutoGyro Fly-In

We are looking forward meeting you at our AUTOGYRO FLY-IN 2023 on August 26! Let’s celebrate our 20 year production anniversary…. and unite as many AutoGyro gyroplanes as possible. But of course any other aircraft types are welcome, too!

Schedule
at AutoGyro GmbH, Dornierstr. 14 , 31137 Hildesheim, Germany

  • 25-08 Arrival
  • 26-08 Fly-in Program
    • Factory tours
    • Trial Flights
    • Workshops
    • Networking
    • Music, BBQ & drinks
  • 27-08 Departure

camping area is available.

The event is also open to the public as an open day from 10 am to 4 pm. For day visitors no registration is necessary.

Only pilots and co-pilots arriving with an aircraft have to register through the following form. AutoGyro pays the airport fees for Fly-In attendees.

https://auto-gyro.com/events/autogyro-fly-in-2023/

AutoGyro Cavalon in Professional Use for Surveying and Cartography

The acceptance procedure and handover of the AutoGyro Cavalon 915 to the representatives of the Czech Office of Surveying and Cartography was successfully completed in June 2023.


This is the result of a multi-year effort to use the AutoGyro gyroplane as a carrier for scanning and digitizing the relief of the earth’s surface. This aircraft met all the conditions of the tender and will carry a professional scanner from Riegel, in cooperation with the German company IGI, and it will be installed and subsequently used professionally by the Geodetic Survey. Our friend at company WEKU Fly from Germany has been using Cavalon gyroplanes and Riegel scanners for more than 5 years for work for the public and private sector in the field of digital surface mapping.


The owner of AGN Systems Pavel Březina together with the Director of the Geodetic Office Mr. Karel Brázdil conducted two days of tests and perfectly checked all flight and ground modes of the gyroplane equipped with the scanner carrier. The Cavalon perfectly met all the specified requirements and after the crews are trained, it will be included and used as a full member of the fleet of scanning aircraft and drones in the Czech Republic.


The handover event is the culmination of this teamwork and confirms the fact that AutoGyro is the only manufacturer in the gyroplane sector that meets all major national regulations, whilst also meeting the highest global safety requirements.
This successful delivery not only highlights AutoGyro’s innovative qualities, it also marks the huge step AutoGyro has taken in the design, configuration and delivery of gyroplane aircraft for commercial and government use. 

More information: Cavalon – AutoGyro (auto-gyro.com)

Ready for Switzerland- Join the AutoGyro Family!

We are looking for our new exclusive Swiss sales partner, for affiliated Swiss flight schools, and Swiss maintenance partners to open this new market with us.

All of our class-leading Cavalon, Calidus and MTOsport 2017 models have been shown to meet the strict Swiss noise regulation requirements with the latest Rotax 915iS engines, so we have a gyroplane model to inspire everyone. In cooperation with ROTAX we found a way to tame the 915iS engine enough to meet the Swiss performance requirements.

Our Cavalon and the MTOsport 2017 are approved with a throttled ROTAX 915 iS motor and Woodcomp propeller, with a huge maximum takeoff mass of 560 kg. Our Calidus is approved with a ROTAX 914 UL motor and Woodcomp propeller, and maximum takeoff mass of 500 kg. A big thank goes out to our AutoGyro development, certification and flight team who prepared the tests and carried them out together with RS Flight Systems.

With 20 years of production experience and more than 3000 gyroplanes in service, the market leader AutoGyro is proud to enter the Swiss market for the first time. Benefit from the operating with aircraft built by the world’s leading gyroplane manufacturer,  made-in-Germany quality and excellent service support. The application process for Swiss sales, service and maintenance partners is now open. We are looking forward receiving your inquiries and applications.

Please use our application form.

Test flight report: Autopilot in AutoGyro’s Cavalon with state-of-the-art avionics

Learn about the experience of flying a gyroplane equipped with autopilot, radio navigation and dual screen Garmin G3X touch avionics. Our Czech partner Pavel Březina reports…

In May 2023 Pavel Březina, Managing director of our czech partner AGN systems s.r.o., had the chance to test our high-spec Cavalon with autopilot both solo, and together with numerous pilots. They absolutely “enjoyed the difference” and all pilots were thoroughly convinced: “A real mature aircraft that combines FUN with SAFETY”.

We thank Pavel for sharing with us your experience, enthusiasm and trip report from flying in the Czech Republic and back to Germany:

“Gerry Speich, CEO of AutoGyro GmbH, visited us in Přerov last weekend. We are planning to work together with our version of Calidus with the Rotax 915 and Rotax 916 engines. (Ed; Maybe there is surprise coming..) 

Gerry flew in a Cavalon equipped with a Garmin GMC 507 autopilot. This is the first gyroplane ever to have a fully approved autopilot installation. Combined with a Garmin G3X glass cockpit I had the opportunity to test it for a few days. 

After thoroughly studying it on YouTube and elsewhere, I visited a few more experienced pilots, enticed them into the gyro and had them advise me on some procedures. I also gave a few of our gyro pilots a ride in rainy conditions over the weekend. We all agreed that the Cavalon, equipped like this, has become a mature vehicle and flying it is fun, but most importantly, safe. 

Also this week I flew to Hildesheim, where AutoGyro is based, and configured and ordered a Cavalon with a new Rotax 916 engine and equipped with advanced avionics and a Garmin autopilot. 

So you can look forward to a demo machine and soon you will be able to try this Cavalon with us.  Since the demonstration Cavalon was registered in England, my English pilot’s license finally came in handy too.”

Back in the air again – FAA recommences issue of AutoGyro primary category type certificates

We want to offer our congratulations to the AutoGyro USA team, their patient owners, and the AutoGyro Certification Team for their success in appealing the imposition of helicopter fuel system safety requirements in gyroplanes.

We are all grateful for the careful consideration and understanding of the different operational characteristics given within the FAA, leveraging the new AIR Issue Resolution and Appeal Process. All aircraft that were temporarily grounded have been released into service without any modifications required.  The entire AutoGyro team is thrilled to be back in full production. As the only provider of factory built, Primary Category type-certificated gyroplanes in the entire United States. We would like to thank everyone in the AutoGyro community for their support as we navigated this lengthy challenge.  We are grateful to the FAA for their communication and consideration throughout the appeal process. And are excited to focus on what we do best, designing and building safe beautiful gyroplanes.
Enjoy the Difference!

happy customers Eddy and Vicki Swamy take their new Cavalon delivery at the AutoGyro USA office in Maryland
AutoGyro USA office in Maryland

Our happy customers Eddy and Vicki Swamy were the first ones to take their new Cavalon delivery at the AutoGyro USA office in Maryland.  And enjoyed their amazing journey across the US.

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