Although a storm was brewing nearby, the pilot made the decision to take to the air.
We’ve attended many Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) events and dreamed about flying in one of these aircrafts. This was an exhilarating bucket list experience.
Like a helicopter, a gyroplane is a rotary wing aircraft- which means that it has a rotor to provide lift instead of wings like a conventional airplane.
Unlike a helicopter, the rotor is not powered by the engine. It is made to spin by aerodynamic forces, called autorotation.
Riding with an experienced pilot who knows how to push the envelope, made for a great half-hour in the sky.