- n an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller
- Until last fortnight, Death had come to no man in an autogyro.
- Gerardus Post Herrick, 83, research engineer, inventor of the convertiplane, an aircraft (successfully tested in 1937) able to take off and land like an autogyro, convert in the .
- King's narcissistic autogyro is a sort of 1930s version of the Osprey, or of those personal motor-scooters-of-the-air that the writer James Fallows envisioned, pre-911, as .
News & Articles
- 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.
Sept. 9, 2013 - New York Times
- 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 ...
Sept. 9, 2013 - The Aero-News Network