Friday March 23, 2018


US Manufacturers
and Distributors

US Instructors

US Designated
Pilot Examiners


FAA Rotorcraft
Flying Handbook

FAA Pilot's
Handbook of
Aeronautical Knowledge

Sport Pilot
Test Standards

FAA Flight Standards
District Offices (FSDOs)

NTSB Report:
The Safety of
Amateur-Built Aircraft


Aircraft Owners
and Pilots

Popular Rotorcraft

Powered Sport Flying

Dan Johnson's
Light-Sport Aircraft

US Grypolane Manufacturers
and Distributors

On this page is a list of manufacturers that offer for the US market complete kits* of gyroplanes that may qualify as a light-sport aircraft. The manufacturers include US manufactures and overseas manufacturers with established distribution channels in the US. In some cases, a manufacturer may have some models that are available overseas but not in the US.

The list doesn't include manufacturers who only offer partial kits or plans-only, or only models intended to be ultralights.

*Most light-sport gyroplanes in the US are either custom-built or assembled from a kit and certificated as Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB). Because FAA regulations don't currently allow factory-built light-sport gyroplanes to be certificated as Special LSA (SLSA), they effectively prevent factory-built light-sport gyroplanes unless they are certificated as Experimental Exhibition, which places severe restrictions on how and where an aircraft may be operated. Another exception for factory-built gyroplanes is if they are employed for public use, such as law enforcement.

Below, you can click on the name of a manufacturer to view more information about that manufacturer, including gyroplane models offered in the US and a link to the manufacturer's website or its sales representative in the US.

Aerial Surveillance
aka Butterfly Aircraft
Air Command AutoGyro
Aviomania Celier Aviation Halley
Magni Gyro Rotor Flight
Sport Copter

More extensive data about many of the individual models of light-sport gyroplanes available in the US can be found in the Gyroplane Directory section of

Light-Sport Gyroplanes:
An introductory guide
for discovering these unique aircraft

The 2017 supplement for
Light-Sport Gyroplanes

Click to view 'MORE Light-Sport Gyroplanes' at
Available at

Light-Sport Gyroplanes:
An introductory guide

Click to view 'Light-Sport Gyroplanes' at
Available at

Click to view 'The American Ranger AR-1' at
Available as a
digital short-form
publication at