Gyroplanes and gyrodynes perform more like an airplane than a helicopter in terms of speed, range, payload, stability, and safety. Gyrodynes and GAC Gyroplanes have the ability to takeoff and land without the need for a runway.  Furthermore, a Gyroplane can fly more slowly than airplanes and will not stall, therefore better suited for various surveillance and patrol applications.

In general, while fixed-wing aircraft are faster and have lower operating costs for long hauls, Gyroplanes have distinct advantages in the following areas:

  • VTOL or USTOL (Ultra-short Take Off and Landing) Capability
  • Safety – Gyroplanes do not stall at low speed
  • Capable of performing low speed low altitude flight