autogyro autogyro


  • (n) an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller



  1. Until last fortnight, Death had come to no man in an autogyro.
  2. The fact that de la Cierva's autogyro crashed a few days later due to the breaking of a cable, detracted nothing from its essential merit.
  3. A single-person helicopterautogyro, Little Nellie is tiny but absurdly deadly.


  1. Airborne 09.06.13: Remembering Ken Wallis, WingX Upgrades, BIG Tecnam Order

    Also: More SR22 Problems, Lancair Event Announced, AW609 Refinements, FAA/NTSB/Airlines Fussing Over Social media A legend of aviation in the U.K. passed away. Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who was instrumental in the development of the autogyro, was 97 years old. Wallis allegedly cheated on his eye test in order to become a bomber pilot in WWII and was awarded the Bomber Command medal after ...
    on September 9, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network

  2. Kenneth Wallis, British Pilot of Bombers and Odder Flying Machines, Dies at 97

    Mr. Wallis was an enthusiastic maker, flier and promoter of autogyros, buglike vehicles similar to helicopters.
    on September 9, 2013     Source: New York Times

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